Home learning (homework) is an invaluable part of our curriculum at The Magna Carta School. Spending more than two hours a night completing structured study tasks has been shown to improve attainment in a range of subjects (Institute of Education, 2012). This is supported by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) who recognise that the impact of home learning is an average of five months additional progress for students (2018).
The time students spend on home learning is an important factor of course given the rigour of our curriculum, but if students are to truly “Respect, Learn, Aspire and Achieve” then they should be putting in a level of effort to be truly proud of. Teachers will carefully consider the activities selected, aiming for high quality not quantity, and try to include different levels of challenge for students.
Common home learning tasks set at TMCS are practicing the skills developed in class to deepening learning, research-based study tasks or more extended enquiry tasks. Revision will be a regular feature of home learning across each school year, and further guidance on effective strategies for this can be found in the Student Planner.
Home learning tasks are recorded in the Student Planner and/or online via DataSec, which generates a daily email to the registered email address for parents or carers that we have on record.