Homework

Our goal at Braunton Academy is to develop you to become independent life-long learners.

Homework Club is run every day from 3.05pm-4.15pm in the Library.

Here are some questions that you may well want to know the answers to when it comes to doing your best at homework. Having a good positive attitude to school work and homework will reap rewards right through your life. Homework needs to be recorded in the Student  Planner and can be accessed online via the Show My Homework Link

1.Where do I find good homework resources on line?

Try BBC Secondary Homework help or for revision BBC bitesize for both Key Stage 3 and 4. Alternatively you could try Try Channel 4 -Homework high . For more information click on the downloads or click on the following link to take you to your virtual learning environment (VLE) .Also there is no such thing as 'no homework ' you should always take responsibility for your learning by accessing the on-line resources yourself and reviewing each day what you learned in school

2.What do I do if I am not on-line at home?

Everyday at lunch time there is a Homework club in the Library where you can ask for help if you get stuck or need a resource you can't find. There are computers there too if you are not on line at home. The Library is open at break, lunchtime and after school.

3. When do I get homework and how much am I expected to do?

Homework is set based on a homework timetable which is on the download section of this page. Staff will set homework according to the timetable each class has and will agree handing in times with you. You may get revision homework which involve learning for tests and exams. Sometimes you may be set a task which you complete in a team and we know that you enjoy that kind of homework.

For more detail please take a look at the planner guidance downloads for KS3 and KS4.

4. What happens if I don't do my homework?

If you offer a good reason, with a note in the planner from your parents you should be given more time to complete the assignment.

If your repeatedly don't hand in your homework your teacher will inform your parents and you will get a 4 (serious cause for concern) in your mid-term assessments. You will also stand the risk of getting homework detentions at lunch time or after school. You will also find it very hard to meet your target grades and you will disappoint yourself at GCSE.

If your GCSEs are below your target grades you will find your choices for College and employment will be much more limited. I meet many people who regret not doing their homework and making the most of their time at school.