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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

Spring Term

Independent Learning Challenges

Department Topic Start Date

 Submission Date

 Art

Architecture in Art/Hundertwasser

W/C 29th January W/C 19th March
 Computing

Create a computer game in Scratch

W/C 22nd January W/C 12March
Geography

Globalisation

W/C 8th January W/C 5th February
 History

Tudor Life

W/C 5th February W/C 5th March

Music

 

   
Product Design

Product Design

W/C 29th Januaryy

W/C 19th March

 Religious Studies

Religious Founders

Task 1: Storybook

Task 2: Facebook

Task 3: Timeline 

W/C 8th January

W/C 19th February

Drama

 

   

Year 8

Spring Term

Independent Learning Challenges

 Department  Topic

 Start Date

 Submission Date
 Art

English book cover illustration - Graphics Illustration

W/C 29th January W/C 19th March
 Computing

Programming in python

W/C 22nd January W/C 12th March
 Geography

Coastal Resort

W/C 8th January W/C 5th February
 History

Second World War

W/C 22nd January W/C 5th February
 Music

 

   
 Product Design

Product Design

W/C 29th January W/C 19th March
 Religious Studies

Life After Death

Task 1: Factsheet

Task 2: Questions

Task 3: Google Doodle

W/C 22nd January W/C 26th February
Drama

 

   

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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