Cardinal Allen
Catholic High School


Homework is an essential part of the learning process and pupils who fail to complete homework regularly will not achieve their potential. All pupils are expected to develop the ability to extend and organise their own work, to search for information and to solve problems independently. The amount of time we expect to be devoted to homework increases from approximately three hours each week in Year 7 up to 2 hours a night for pupils studying examination courses in Years 10 and 11.

Pupils need to be given every encouragement to complete their homework in a quiet place where they are not disturbed and away from the distractions of modern life i.e. mobile phones, social media etc. If there are occasions when this proves difficult pupils are able to use our Aquinas Centre (the LRC).

Every pupil is given a Homework Diary in which they record the homework's set each day. We ask parents to look at it, sign the diary at least weekly to verify that tasks have been completed and to use them as a means of communicating with the teaching staff. If homework is not set in line with the published timetable, please bring it to our attention. The Home Learning Zone provides details of all homework tasks that are set in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Homework timetable for Years 7, 8 and 9
Home Learning Zone for Years 7, 8 and 9
Homework timetable for Years 10 and 11


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