Students: Independent Learning Challenges

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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

Identity in Art/Art History

W/C 2nd Jan W/C 13th March
 Computing

E-Safety & Cyberbullying

W/C 6th Feb W/C 13th March
Geography

Globalisation

W/C 16th Jan  W/C 20th Feb
 History

Tudor Life

W/C 16th Jan W/C 6th Feb

Music

Composing with melodies

W/C 30th Jan W/C 6th March
Product Design

Product Design

W/C 2nd Jan

W/C 13th March

 Religious Studies

Religous Founders

W?C 30th Jan

W/C 27th Feb

Year 8

Spring Term

Independent Learning Challenges

 Department  Topic

 Start Date

 Submission Date
 Art

English book cover illustration -

Graphics/Illustration

W/C 2nd Jan W/C 13th March
 Computing

Programming using the Microbit

W/C 6th February W/C 13th March
 Geography

Coastal Resort

W/C 16th Jan W/C 20th Feb
 History

The Second World War

Chronology Sheet

W/C 30th Jan W/C 20th Feb
 Music

Creating a professionally mastered production

W/C 30th Jan W/C 6th March
 Product Design

Product Design

W/C 4th Jan W/C 13th March
 Religious Studies

Life After Death

W/C 23rd Jan W/C 20th Feb

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.  


 


 

Year 7

Spring Term

ILC Workshop Programme

 

Date

(Thursday 3-4pm)

Venue Subject Description
26th January Library History Tudor Life
2nd February Library Geography Globalisation
9th February Library RS Religious Founders
23rd February Library Product Design Product Design/Lego Characters
2nd March Library Art Identity in Art/Art History
9th March C4 Computing & Music E-Safety & Cyberbullying
       

 

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