7th January, 2020

Homework – A guide for pupils and parents / guardians.

At Trinity school we believe homework is an essential part of learning and offers an opportunity to consolidate class teaching. Pupils are expected to do homework. Homework will be meaningful and might be as varied as learning vocabulary to making notes on a TV play.

For KS4 and Post 16 Students the expectation is that students will receive regular, meaningful homework that supports their learning. At this age students should expect to spend up to one hour on each piece of set homework and understand they may receive more than one piece per night. The expectation will be that in Year 7, each piece of homework will take a student approximately 25 minutes to complete. This will rise to 35 minutes for a Year 8 student and by Year 9, students should be expecting to spend 45 minutes on their homework.

For KS3 students the following homework timetable will apply. This is a guide but students will receive no more homework than indicated below.

Homework Timetable for KS3

1 Homework per Week

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Languages

1 Homework Fortnightly

  • Art
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT

2 Homeworks per Scheme

  • Music

4 Homeworks per Rotation

  • Design Technology

2 Homeworks per Rotation

  • Performance Studies


Parents / Guardians can help by regularly checking their child’s planner and can support their child by providing help and guidance and a quiet place to work. Pupils who fail to provide homework for a given deadline will be sanctioned accordingly and a mark will be recorded in ‘Homework Failure Record’ at the back of the pupils planner.

Support for pupils undertaking homework is offered by the Homework Club in Lower School and at the Emmaus Centre after school by arrangement. Further support is available from many departments’ drop in sessions at lunchtimes.

Homework Surveys

During the 2015-2016 academic year we asked pupils and parents to complete surveys about homework at Trinity. The key results are included in the Homework Survey Report found in the Related Files menu for this document.

Homework Survey Report 2016