At West Bromwich Collegiate Academy we believe that homework is an important part of students’ learning journey.

Homework takes place in four ways:

1. Online Homework Units

Students will be set online homework units in English and Mathematics. These promote consolidation of work done in class and are given at regular intervals throughout the year with designated times for completion.

2. Flipped Homework

This homework is set before the next lesson and is usually work that needs to be done in preparation for the lesson. For example, it could be commenting on a forum to show your existing knowledge or watching a video in advance of discussing it.

3. Project Based Homework

We have some larger pieces of homework often set over holidays which give students opportunities to showcase their talents. For example, it may be to bring in a model of the solar system or a report on a full novel. These projects are as stretching as the desire and attitude of the student to do well.

4. Class Homework

Finally, students will be set homework tasks from the class teacher based on the current theme and by staff in subjects not in Literacy for Life. These could be any type of homework. Where students need consolidation in areas such as spelling and mathematics, they may receive additional tasks to help them catch up to the required standard.