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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

Summer Term

Independent Learning Challenges

Department Topic Start Date

 Submission Date

 Art

Colour

Set by Teacher W/C 11th June
 Computing

Microbit

Set by Teacher W/C 25th June
Geography

Fantastic Places

W/C 8th May W/C 4th June
 History

End of Year Exam

W/C 15th May W/C 4th June

PE

The Human Body

Task Sheet 1

Task Sheet 2

Task Sheet 3

Task Sheet 4

Task Sheet 5

Task Sheet 6

W/C 1st May W/C 11th June
Product Design

Flash Cards

Set by Teacher

W/C 11th June

 Religious Studies

 

 

 

 

 

   

Year 8

Summer Term

Independent Learning Challenges

 Department  Topic

 Start Date

 Submission Date
 Art

English book cover illustration -

Graphics Illustration

Ongoing W/C 4th June
 Computing

Spreadsheets

Set by Teacher W/C 11th June
 Geography

Megacities

W/C 8th May W/C 18th June
 History

Civil Rights Activists

W/C 15th May W/C 18th June
 PE

Analysis of Sport Performance

W/C 30th April W/C 11th June
 Product Design

Flash Cards

Set by Teacher W/C 4th June
 Religious Studies

 

   
 

 

   

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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