At Heartlands Academy, we believe that homework and opportunities for independent study are an integral part of education as they:
- Promotes students’ self-discipline and personal responsibility for learning and organisation.
- Reinforces work completed in class, extending knowledge and deepening understanding.
- Gives opportunities for deliberate practice and fluency development.
- Allows parents to have an oversight of and be involved in their child’s learning
Below are the weekly time allocations for homework and independent study.
|Year Group||Time||Type of activity|
|Years 7 to 9||5-7 hours per week
Each subject should set homework of approximately 25 minutes per week.
|Years 10 and 11||7-10 hours per week
Each subject should set homework of approximately 45 minutes per week.