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Independent Learning Challenges

An approach to setting homework at Key Stage 3 which we believe is better for students, clearer for parents to understand, and a more effective preparation for GCSE and beyond.

All students in Years 7 and 8 are set ILCs alongside traditional short separate homework tasks in nearly all subjects.  Maths, Science, English and Foreign Languages continue to set weekly homework tasks.  All other subjects set ILCs designed to take up to, but no more than six hours to complete.

Year 7

Autumn Term

Independent Learning Challenges

Department Topic Start Date

 Submission Date

 Art

Mexico Day of the Dead Fair Trade Ceramics

W/C 25th September W/C 27th November
 Computing

E-Safety & Cyberbullying

W/C 18th September W/C 27th November
Geography

Contour Model and Explanation

W/C 25th September W/C 30th October
 History

Castles

W/C 16th October W/C 6th November

Music

How Music Works

Set By Teacher W/C 27th November
Product Design

Family Meal Challenge

W/C 25th September

W/C 27th November

 Religious Studies

Creation around the world

W/C 25th September

W/C 30th October

Drama

The Life of a Professional Actor

Set by Teacher W/C 27th November

Year 8

Autumn Term

Independent Learning Challenges

 Department  Topic

 Start Date

 Submission Date
 Art

Shrunken Heads

W/C 25th September W/C 27th November
 Computing

Computer Graphics

W/C 25th September W/C 27th November
 Geography

Volcano Model Speech

W/C 25th September W/C 30th October
 History

Campaigns against the Transatlantic Slave Trade

W/C 25th September W/C 16th October
 Music

How Music Works

Set by Teacher W/C 27th November
 Product Design

Product Design ILC

W/C 25th September W/C 27th November
 Religious Studies

Festivals

W/C 18th September W/C 16th October
Drama

The Life of a Professional Actor

Set by Teacher W/C 27th November

All ILCs will be graded for effort using the five point scale below;

Grade Criteria Achievement Points
1 An outstanding piece of independent learning, demonstrating your very best effort. Wonderful. 5
2 A good piece of independent learning, showing that you fulfilled the time expected. Understood the task and outcome is well presented. 2
3 An inconsistent piece of independent learning, showing that you completed the work, with some effort, however improvements could be made.  
4 A poor piece of independent learning, which looks as though not enough time and effort was spent on it.  
5 No work was submitted.  


 


 

 

 

 

 

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