At Bluecoat Beechdale we believe that homework is an important part of our school curriculum and the learning process.
We recognise the importance of reading and that reading in leisure time has a direct link to academic achievement. All students are expected to read for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. The academy library is well stocked with books that students are welcome to borrow on a weekly basis.
Homework would not normally be set for the following day to allow students time to complete the tasks but there are clubs that run both at lunchtime and after school that afford students the opportunity to complete these tasks using the school’s ICT facilities.
Subject areas will set homework appropriate to the learning needs of the students in their class. This will be up to a maximum of 45 minutes per week. For each subject, the amount of homework will vary depending upon the structure of the course, coursework deadlines and impending examinations. This may include extended reading that must be completed before a specified lesson.