Homework forms an integral part of our students’ leaning process. It helps them to become independent learners and to develop essential study skills. Children have a right to be set homework and to receive positive feedback when it is completed. Homework offers children the opportunity to learn in different ways and because of this, some departments choose to set extended projects so that they can learn to plan, manage their time effectively and develop ideas in which they have a particular interest.
We rely on parents to ensure that homework is completed. If you have concerns about the amount or nature of the homework set for your child, please contact their form tutor in the first instance.
Show My Homework
We are excited to be using Show My Homework at Carleton, an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. Show My Homework will allow you to see all the details of the tasks your child has been set, as well as their submission status. It’s a great system that keeps you as parents completely in the know about what’s due, when it’s due, and how to do it. You can even receive notifications about due dates if you wish, or access it via the free app.
To see the homework timetable simply click on the logo at the bottom of the home page.
If you cannot find your log on details, you and your child can see the whole school's homework without logging on via the website, and filter for your child's classes and subjects. We can provide replacement log in details as required.
If you’d like to get in touch with the school, get replacement log in details, or provide feedback, please contact Mrs Crewe at school. More information and a copy of the letter sent to parents can be seen here.
Key stage 3
Details of all homework set should be recorded in student planners, but will all also be on Show My Homework.
In English, PSHCE, Drama, Music and Dance children will be asked to complete one project each half term;
RE home learning will be set as required – a minimum of once every half term.
Due to the nature of the D&T course, there is likely to be more emphasis on home learning during times when we focus on the design element, rather than on practical activities;
Maths, Science, Art Design and Technology and Modern Languages will be set more regularly, usually once a week. The day will be decided by the class teacher and will depend on the days on which their lessons fall. Most maths homework will be set on “Mymaths”, for which all students have log in details;
IT will be set on an occasional basis – due to the nature of the course, it is not always possible to set meaningful tasks;
If your child is in Pathways, homework will be set which is appropriate to subjects studied and will include at least Maths, English and Science each week.
Key stage 4
Details of all homework set should be recorded in student planners, but will all also be on Show My Homework. Requirements will change depending on the stage of each course, but will often include ongoing revision and exam practice for different subjects.