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Homework: ICT

HOMEWORK: ICT

GCSE Computer Science

Homework activities
We aim to use a range of homework activities:

  • Online quizzes – these quizzes are located on PHHSLive and monitor pupil progress over the different topics which are covered.
  • Programming tasks – pupils are expected to complete regular programming tasks to help them improve their programming skills.
  • Answering exam questions – these are a regular homework designed to help students understand the exam criteria and to develop their exam technique. They often mark their answers using the mark scheme and model answers as a guide.
  • Revision for tests – this type of homework is often used as we complete topics; its aim is to give students time to consolidate their understanding and to build up a body of knowledge.

How much homework is set?
Homework is set 1 or 2 times per week, students are expected to take approximately 30 minutes to complete a theory homework task and 1 hour for a programming task.  All homework tasks are recorded on Show My Homework.


iMedia & BTEC Game Design

Homework activities

  • During Year 10, pupils will be set homework tasks to reflect and improve their coursework.
  • During Year 11, pupils will be set homework tasks which will help them prepare for their external examination. These will include:
    • Online quizzes – these quizzes are located on PHHSLive and monitor pupil progress over the different topics which are covered.
    • Answering exam questions – these are a regular homework designed to help students understand the exam criteria and to develop their exam technique. They often mark their answers using the mark scheme and model answers as a guide.
    • Revision for tests – this type of homework is often used as we complete topics; its aim is to give students time to consolidate their understanding and to build up a body of knowledge.

How much homework is set?
Year 10:
  Homework will be set at the end of each project to reflect and make improvements.  During this time, pupils will be expected to spend 1 hour per week making improvements to their work.

Year 11:  Autumn term, pupils will be set homework weekly in preparation for their examination in January.  1 hour per week.  Spring term: Homework will be set at the end of each project to reflect and make improvements, as in Year 10.

All homework tasks are recorded on ‘Show my homework’.


A Level Computer Science

Students will be expected to complete a range of homework activities including:

  • Online quizzes – these quizzes are located on PHHSLive and monitor student progress over the different topics which are covered.
  • Programming tasks – students are expected to complete regular programming tasks to help them improve their programming skills.
  • Answering exam questions – these are a regular homework designed to help students understand the exam criteria and to develop their exam technique. They often mark their answers using the mark scheme and model answers as a guide.
  • Revision for tests – this type of homework is often used as we complete topics; its aim is to give students time to consolidate their understanding and to build up a body of knowledge
  • Research

Students will be set homework tasks in most lessons; these should take between 30 minutes – 1 hour.  In Year 13, students will be expected to complete their NEA in their homework and private study time.  They will be given specific deadlines which are non-negotiable.

All homework tasks will be located on Show My Homework.


Media
Students will be expected to meet strict deadlines to complete coursework projects and students are expected to complete at least an equal amount of time (3 – 4 hours per week) outside of lessons to do this.

Practical homework tasks will be to:

  • Research for the development of coursework projects
  • Extending written learning objectives
  • Completing pre-production documentation
  • Complete risk assessments & recces
  • Complete filming/recording

Theory homework tasks will be to:

  • Answering examination styles questions
  • Revision for tests

All homework tasks will be located on Show My Homework.


IT
Students will be expected to meet strict deadlines to complete coursework projects and students are expected to complete at least an equal amount of time (3 – 4 hours per week)outside of lessons to do this.

Practical homework tasks will be to:

  • Research for the development of coursework projects
  • Extending written learning objectives
  • Completing the development of products

All homework tasks will be located on Show My Homework.


6th Form Private study tasks
We expect students to be completing private study sessions of relevant work each week. Students will record what they have done on the private study task sheet.  A copy of the private study tasks can be found on PHHSLive. 

Support from parents and guardians
Talking to students about their assignments can help them to clarify their understanding and improve their use of key terms. Discussing the marking and feedback will let you see the progress they are making. You might also notice when some extra support is needed and suggest that they pop in and see us. When students are revising you might help by testing that they know their summary key points, this can be very effective and we will have suggested that students ask you to do this!