HOMEWORK & KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS

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What homework will be set?

For students to be able to select, organise and deploy a wide range of knowledge effectively homework will be developed so that it is purposely and deliberately constructed.  It will foster independent study and focus on supporting and developing long term memory. Homework will be recorded on Show My Homework and by the student in the planner.


Year 7 - 9

Students in Years 7-9

  • At least half an hour reading each night:
    • Students will read for half an hour each day (English set text or a book attached to the Accelerated Reader programme);
  • Students will spend 30 minutes working with the subject knowledge organiser every week for each subject. 
  • In Mathematics home learning will be set using an online Maths portal; a guided learning time of one hour is advised.
  • Other homework may be set in conjunction with the knowledge organiser, or to challenge students where appropriate.

Year 10 and 11

Students in Year 10/11

  • At least half an hour reading each night. Students should read their English set text where appropriate, novels, academic  journals or broadsheet newspapers.
  • Students will spend at least 45 minutes working with the subject knowledge organiser every week for each subject. 
  • In Mathematics home learning will be set using Hegerty Maths an online portal; a guided learning time of two hours is advised.
  • Other homework may be set in conjunction with the knowledge organiser or to challenge students where appropriate.

KS5

Students in Years 12-13

  • At least half an hour reading each night. Students should read subject set texts where appropriate, novels, academic journals, broadsheet newspapers or texts provided by subject reading lists.
  • From Feb half term students will have a number of knowledge organisers for each of their ‘A’ Levels and/or BTECs, and will spend at least one hour working with their knowledge organisers every day.
  • Subjects will also set one essay/ extended task per 10 hours of teaching. 

How much homework will be set?

As a guide the recommended homework for a student at Chiswick School is as follows:

Year

Per week

Per night

7-10

2.5 hours reading

5 hours hwk / knowledge acquisition

1.5 hours (Monday –Friday)

11

5 hours reading

7¼  hours hwk / knowledge acquisition

Minimum standard 1hour 45 min

12 & 13

5 hours reading

6¼  hours knowledge acquisition

10 hours independent study work

Minimum standard 2 hours (Monday-Friday)

+ independent study work


Please click on the expandable sections below to access information about Knowledge Organisers and those available for Autumn Term 2019.

Why are we using Knowledge Organisers?

  • The GCSE and BTEC courses have changed to focus on the retrieval of knowledge.
  • Students need to know specific dates, key words and formula.
  • By learning the key facts from as early as Year 7 the knowledge is becoming part of our students’ long term memory which will support them in reaching their potential in exams.
  • The knowledge organisers contain ­core knowledge which is essential for progress in each subject area.
  • Students are required to learn prescribed parts of the knowledge organiser each week; these will be formally quizzed in the following lesson.

How do I use a knowledge organiser?

  • Each knowledge organiser has the key facts for the topic you are learning
  • You will have specific homework set around each area of the knowledge organiser
  • You need to memorise the content of the knowledge organiser before you are quizzed in class
  • Use the look, and cover, and say, and write, and check method to learn the information.

Year 7 Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the link to download Year 7s Knowledge Organisers for Autumn Term 2019.

Year 7 KOs

Year 8 Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the link to download Year 8s Knowledge Organisers for Autumn Term 2019.

Year 8 KOs

Year 9 Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the link to download Year 9s Knowledge Organisers for Autumn Term 2019.

Year 9 KOs

Year 10 Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the link to download Year 10s Knowledge Organisers for Autumn Term 2019.

Year 10 KOs

Year 11 Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the link to download Year 11s Knowledge Organisers for Autumn Term 2019.

Year 11 KOs

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