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27/09/21

We remind our students daily of the importance of forgiveness and the benefit to our own mental health. How easy do you find forgiveness https://t.co/uJEkgqYI1c

26/09/21

Five main awards issued to our fantastic students - one of which is sponsored by https://t.co/EwQQJPciha

23/09/21

The very talented Fionn in , wowing the parents at our annual evening https://t.co/m4qFMB58mv

23/09/21

It was so lovely to welcome our Parents and Carers back to site this evening to celebrate our and students both past and present

23/09/21

Chobham Academy does not bar students from Sainsburys although we do attempt to manage numbers at busy times of the day for the benefit of the local community.

23/09/21

Our Year 10 scientists are measuring growth of bacteria looking at the impact of different cleaning agents on limiting bacteria growth. https://t.co/FCfdIOKbOj

23/09/21

Our senior leadership team read for next half term has arrived from ; excited to get our teeth into Huh! by and https://t.co/LWe9OEIa7y

23/09/21

Retweetd From Channel 5 News

A teacher whose body was found in South East London on Saturday has been described as "kind, caring and dedicated". Police believe Sabina Nessa, who worked at Rushey Green Primary School in Kidbrooke, was murdered - and are now appealing for witnesses. | https://t.co/kD1DKjGZQN

23/09/21

Do you make wellness a priority? What are you top tips? https://t.co/xEvzQPsSgC

21/09/21

Doug Lemov returns to the podcast to share tips to support teachers and students for the return to classrooms - a great listen for our teachers at Chobham for the start of our Autumn term😀 # https://t.co/qoV4ClqytU

20/09/21

has announced a set of features to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide. Click the link from to learn more https://t.co/Qg04qiF9LJ

17/09/21

Friend of the Academy has released his new single today on . Leon has dedicated endless amounts of time to supporting future musicians at the Academy so let’s show our support for him by downloading his amazing new track https://t.co/Y39nCfvO6B

16/09/21

Retweetd From Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD, LMSW - #MaslowBeforeBloom

What self-care looks like? https://t.co/6wvbai0O5Z

16/09/21

Retweetd From Global News Toronto

Tip: How do you know if your child needs to take a multivitamin? Naturopath has advice for parents. https://t.co/epzi0vhCMR

16/09/21

Retweetd From Ian Kremer

Please re-Tweet to raise awareness that the feelings underlying anger are the opportunities to heal. https://t.co/58572OxyYe

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to sixth form student Wiktoria who achieved a D*D*D* grade in CTEC Sport. Wiktoria has now moved to Poland to play professional football for 🙌👏⚽️. https://t.co/zfGzY5HZNR

06/09/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The Football Academy boys are back in the swing of things with their first ‘Fitness Friday’ session of the academic year.🙌🏃💨 https://t.co/8MzYSIUxkX

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Homework and Home Study

Homework is a key part of learning at Chobham Academy.

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We believe that homework is valuable for the following reasons:

  • It extends the learning students encounter in class
  • It enables students to fill gaps in their learning
  • It allows students to practise learning approaches they do not often meet in lessons (i.e. guided research)
  • It introduces and encourages the use of independent learning skills which (as well as being valuable at school) prepare students for life at university and beyond.
  • It helps develop effective memory habits which are increasingly important if students are to learn well. Young people cannot learn effectively if they are unable to remember what they have been taught

Our homework tasks are generally planned in advance by teachers to fit in with the learning which is taking place in class. Occasionally, teachers may set a homework task more spontaneously to follow up what has happened in the lesson. Such homeworks can be useful but should be the exception.

Homework is set via the Show My Homework website. Resources to help complete homework are posted on the site, parents too are able to access the site to check what homework has been set.

Here is an approximate guide to the amount of homework students should be doing each week:

Years 7-8: 30 minutes per subject (English, Maths and Science should have two homeworks each week). This should be no more than two homeworks per night.

Year 9: 45 minutes per subject (two homeworks each week in English, Maths and Science). There should be no more than two homeworks per night.

Year 10: at least one hour of set homework per subject each week (plus additional home study)

Year 11: at least one hour of set homework per subject each week (plus additional home study)

Sixth Form: please the separate guidance on post 16 study in the Sixth Form section of the website.

Students will be given regular assessments as well as end of year examinations in all subjects. Teachers may well ask students to revise for these assessments in addition to normal homework. We do not expect that revision should be burdensome to children in Years 7, 8 and 9. However, in Year 10 and especially in Year 11, students will be required to do significant extra preparation for assessments. This may amount to three-four hours work per evening in immediate pre examination periods.

As a school, we are very aware of the pressures which too much study can place on young people. This recognition needs to be balanced against the necessity of proper preparation if our students are to be successful in important examinations. There is also the question of ‘how much is too much?’ this will inevitably vary between individual students. Consequently, our form tutors and Heads of Year will keep a close watch on the amount of home study which students are doing.

We are very mindful of student workload and try to ensure that homework and other forms of home study are relevant, useful and manageable for students. However, if parents feel that the home study required is unreasonable at any particular time then they should contact their child’s Head of Year who will be happy to assist.

 

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