Learning and Teaching

Home Learning

Home Learning is set to focus on retrieval practice, allowing students to revisit misconceptions around their learning within a subject area. Subject leaders set home learning according to students prior learning and to support this valuable retrieval practice. 

Times Table Rock Stars

To make sure all students know their times tables, each week students will practice their times tables to learn them. Research has proven that students who know their times table will achieve higher marks on their GCSE Mathematics exam and is useful knowledge to know when entering adult life. 


Each week students are given weekly homework on SPARX, which is a specialist Maths homework website that is set to match our scheme of work for students to practice work they have done in lesson. The work adjusts to students' level so that are kept sufficiently challenged. There are videos for students to watch to help support them when they struggle with a question. 



We set home learning for all students via GCSE Pod. GCSE Pod can be accessed via our GCSE Pod tab or here. KS4 students (Year 10 and 11) can check their own to-do lists on GCSE Pod and via Class Charts. 

Carousel Learning

We also use Carousel Learning to set some home learning tasks. Students should check Class Charts for information about tasks set through Carousel Learning. You can access Carousel Learning here.