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Homework

A key part of teaching and learning here at Ibstock Community College is our homework expectations for all students.  Homework is an important part of college life.  The Education Endowment Foundation estimates that effective and regular homework can add a further 5 months progress to a young person’s education.  

Knowledge Organisers and 20:20:20 homework 

The 20:20:20 principal is simple and clear to follow for both students and parents/carers.  All students will be expected to complete 1 hour of homework each week night.  We expect that parents and carers will support their child to complete 20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of additional maths and 20 minutes of revision from Knowledge Organisers which accompany every unit of work in Years 7 to 9.  The Knowledge Organisers will be available from the college website for students and parents/carers to view. Teachers are able to set additional homework should it be seen as necessary for your child’s progress within a particular subject.

Knowledge Organisers provide the learner with the key knowledge each student needs in order to make progress within a subject.  This will support our commitment to providing your child with a powerful knowledge rich curriculum in all areas of their education at Ibstock Community College.  Knowledge Organisers will help all students commit key subject information to long term memory allowing students to make greater progress in each academic area. 

Student Planners

All students will receive a student planner at the start of the academic year free of charge.  The student planners will support engagement with homework.  Students will be expected to keep written notes of the work they have completed in their planners and this will be checked by form tutors every week. 

Student Homework expectations

  1. All students will complete 20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of additional maths and 20 minutes of revision from Knowledge Organisers each week night during term time.
  2. All students should purchase a ring binder folder that will contain their knowledge organiser work. 
  3. All students will be expected to complete their work in their knowledge organiser books provided by the College.  The knowledge organiser books should be kept with your child each day they are at the College as part of their basic equipment.  This will be monitored by form tutors each week.  Parents/carers will be required to support this by signing the planner each week to ensure the homework is completed. 
  4. All students should have access to the Sims Student App to view their homework. Please contact ICTsupport@ibstockcollege.co.uk if you experience any issues with this.

Teachers and Parents Homework Expectations

  1. Teachers will set homework via the ParentLite app with details of the work to be completed each night.
  2. Parents should download the ParentLite app to be able to support their child in the completion of their homework each night.

Please click here for the Knowledge Organiser schedule 

Other subject information and login details