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“Habitual completion of homework leads to academic success!”

At Applemore College, homework has a high profile as we believe it prepares our students for their GCSE years (revision & coursework) but also life-long learning (time management, problem-solving, taking responsibility and independent learning).



Frequency Duration
(Years 7-9)
  • x1 piece
  • Every other week
  • 10-20mins
(Years 10-11)
  • x1 piece
  • Weekly
  • 30-45mins
  • No homework, other than revision, will be set in the two weeks prior to the start of exams or during those exams’ series – where possible.
When set
  • To ensure students are not overwhelmed with homework in a particular week, subjects will set homework tasks/activities on specific weeks/days (details of this can be found on our curriculum pages).
How it is set
  • Homework is easily accessible and set on the Student Hub in the 'Lessons & Homework' section.
  • Homework is always recoded in student planners too.
Links to Curriculum
  • Tasks/activities are directly related to topics being studied at the time and often is either recall work or pre-learning material.
Completion Time
  • All homework has a completion duration of 7-days
  • Depending on the type of activity/task, homework is marked in one of the following ways:
    • 1:1 Conferencing
    • Self-Marked
    • Peer-Assessed
    • Whole-Class Discussion
  • Teachers will track and monitor homework submission, which is subsequently informed to parent/carers via Progress Checks and Full Reports.
  • EPraise points are awarded for completed homework.
  • For exceptional pieces of homework, a parent message will be sent home.
Supporting your child
  • If there are any issues with student’s homework, teachers will initially support the student in completing the task by contacting home via Parent Messenger.
  • If your child is experiencing difficulties completing homework tasks/activities, please endeavour to contact the relevant subject teacher.
  • All homework that is set will appear in our bespoke parent app 'AppleLink'


 The attachment below provides parents/carers with instructions on how to download and use our bespoke school app 'AppleLink' which includes viewing all homework set for your child.