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

Summer Term

Independent Learning Challenges

Department Topic Start Date

 Submission Date

 Art

Colour

W/C 1st May W/C 19th June
 Computing

HTML Website Design

To be set by Teacher W/C 26th June
Geography

Fantastic Places

W/C 1st May W/C 5th June
 History

End of Year Exam Revision

W/C 24th April W/C 19th June

Music

Creating and Developing Your Own Musical Ideas

W/C 24th April W/C 12th June
Product Design

Health and Safety Flash Cards

W/C 1st May

W/C 19th June

 Religious Studies

 

 

 

PE

Anatomy and Physiology

Task1  Task2  Task3  Task4  Task5 Task6

Extended

Template

Elements of Fitness

W/C 1st May W/C 5th June

Year 8

Summer Term

Independent Learning Challenges

 Department  Topic

 Start Date

 Submission Date
 Art

 

   
 Computing

Game Design

Template

To be set by Teacher W/C 26th June
 Geography

Megacities

W/C 1st May W/C 5th June
 History

End of Year Exam Revision

W/C 24th April W/C 12th June
 Music

Creating and developing Your Own Musical Ideas

W/C 24th April W/C 12th June
 Product Design

Health and Safety Flash Cards

W/C 1st May W/C 19th June
 Religious Studies

Evil & Suffering

W/C 8th May W/C 5th June
PE

Analysis of Sports Performance

Extended

Template

W/C 1st May W/C 5th June

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

SummerTerm

ILC Workshop Programme

 

Date

(Thursday 3-4pm)

Venue Subject Description
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

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