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Calder High School Student Voice - Homework

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Brief Student feedback on homework Information on time spent completing homework Help required with homework Opinions for improvement Common problem areas

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Students Involved Mix of year 7, 8, 9 & 10 students Random sample taken from all English sets: Year 7: 16 boys, 10 girls Year 8: 14 boys, 12 girls Year 9: 8 boys, 7 girls Year 10: 8 boys, 7 girls 71 students completed survey on homework 68 attended workshop with O Davies & R Welden.

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Homework Questionnaire 1) Roughly how many hours do you spend in a week on homework? 0< h 11< h 22< h 33< h 44< h 55< h 66< h 77 + 2) How many hours do you think you should spend on homework? 0< h 11< h 22< h 33< h 44< h 55< h 66< h 77 + 3) Are there times when you need help with your homework? Never Sometime sOftenAlways 4) If so who do you get help from ParentsBrothers / SistersSchoolLRCOtherNone 5) Do you know how to achieve your target grade YesNoSometimes 6) Do you get feedback on your homework YesNoSometimes

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Estimated average time spent completing homework per week 2 hours 27 minutes

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Estimated average time students think you should spend completing homework 2 hours 45 mins

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Key Issues No reward for completing homework No incentive to complete homework sometimes Amount of homework given weekly inconsistent especially in KS4 Homework is not always relevant to topics in lessons Students do not like frog – many do not know how to use frog KS3 students say homework is boring and tasks are repetitive No consequence/sanction for non completion of homework Students unhappy when they put in effort and others dont complete and get away with it Some teachers do not provide help when asked KS4 generally do not like mymaths SAM learning is disliked

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Rewards and Sanction for homework Key Stage 3 Rewards Merits Letters home Celebrations Trips Sanctions Detentions Letters home Name and shame Key Stage 4 Rewards Stamps towards an end of year trip Extended lunch Celebration lunch Trips Sanctions Detentions Letters home

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Suggested improvements to homework Key stage 3 Improved rewards and sanctions system More fun, interactive and relevant Tasks to be based on work completed in class Teachers to provide help and not say you should have been listening Access to catch up lessons at lunch / after school with provision to assist getting home Improved rewards system relevant to them Relevant to lessons and/or coursework Access to resources which are simple Access to catch up lessons at lunch / after school with provision to assist getting home Better co-ordinated approach to time scales i.e. coursework & controlled assessment Key stage 4

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