which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
The Langley Academy | Homework Policy
Independent Study/Homework Schedule
Homework provides your child an opportunity to consolidate and further their understanding of work they have done in class. Homework reinforces the ability to work independently, a vital skill necessary to ensure your child’s success. At The Langley Academy homework is set regularly. We encourage parents and carers to check their child’s planner (every night if possible) and Show My Homework so that they can look through their homework with them. We believe this helps parents and carers gain a better understanding of the work that takes place in the Academy and leads to better outcomes for their children.
At The Langley Academy we believe parental voice is very important. In response to feedback from parents regarding homework, we have developed and published a homework schedule which should help parents support their child organise their evenings and weekends. However, please understand homework may be set on different days as students are taught at different times, but they will all be given sufficient time to complete the homework.
Our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) runs an after academy homework club. In addition your child can access help and support from their teachers at the end of the day. If you have any questions about your child’s homework please contact the subject teacher concerned via email.
All homework is set on Show My Homework (SMHW) which parents and students have access to. The Academy’s SMHW calendar can be found here.
Independent Study/Homework – weekly timetable
As concerned parent/carers we know you are as keen to support your child’s academic progress as we are. To help you in doing this we have outlined below our suggested model for an Independent Study/Homework timetable.
Key Stage 3 Homework Timetable – Week A & Week B
|Science||Y7 & Y8|
|DT||Y7 & Y8|
|MFL||KS3 - set once a week depending on Langey Group|
|Art||Y7 (depending on L,A,N,G,E,Y Group)||Y8 (depending on L,A,N,G,E,Y Group)|
|PE||Y7/8 (depending on L,A,N,G,E,Y Group)||Y8 (depending on L,A,N,G,E,Y Group)||Y7 (depending on L,A,N,G,E,Y Group)|
|Computer Science||Y7 (depending on L,A,N,G,E,Y Group)||Y8 (depending on L,A,N,G,E,Y Group)|
Key Stage 4 Homework Timetable – Week A-
Key Stage 4 Homework Timetable – Week B
|Science*||Y9 & Y11||Y10 & Y11||Y9, Y10 & Y11||Y9 & Y11||Y10|
|KS4 Option A||Y10||Y9 & Y11|
|KS4 Option B||Y9||Y10||Y11|
|KS4 Option C||Y11||Y10||Y9|
|KS4 Option D||Y11|
*KS4 Science - separate sciences are interchangeable depending on the day work is set. The Maths and English work can also include independent reading, MyMaths or online Sudoku, etc
Key Stage 5 Homework
At Key Stage 5, all students are provided with a minimum of 5 extra hours of independent work per week which includes flipped learning exercises, pre-reading and note taking, research, wider reading and examination revision/practice. Key Stage 5 students are supported to complete independent study with the allocation of supervised study and Prep sessions.
Independent Study & Prep
Within our Academy day we provide students with two 40 minute sessions on a Monday and Tuesday to learn vital Independent Learning skills through Prep sessions. In Key Stage 3, students alternate between numeracy activities, the Accelerated Reader programme and Independent Study (such as private revision and completion of homework). At Key Stage 4, students utilise Prep sessions to prepare for assessments and examination and to complete independent study and homework. Year 12 students have one Prep session per week where they complete private study and the other Prep session they support younger students in tutor bases. Year 13 students make the full use of the Prep sessions to complete independent study.
In line with the National Literacy Trust's recommendation that every student should be reading independently for 20 minutes per day, students should aim to build this in to their study. This can be done in Prep Time, Tutor Time, English Lessons, Break Time, Lunch Time and for homework.
A key part of the Independent Study programme is about learning from the world around us. Berkshire has a plethora of places worth exploring, including museums, theatres and nature. We consider this a valuable part of any child’s education and would encourage you to accompany your son/daughter on trips and visits that support their learning.
DOODLE Institution: Langley Academy SL3 7EF
Accelerated Maths - Home Connect
At The Langley Academy, we have been developing various online tools to allow our students to achieve. Usernames and passwords are issued once a Fair Use Policy is signed and returned to the academy.
MyMaths offers a fully interactive, online mathematics learning solution for all ages and abilities. From Level 2 to A-levels everyone can enjoy 24 hour access whether at school or at home.
MyMaths provides interactive lessons, games and worksheets that allow learning to be fun and dynamic. Additionally, all completed work is logged on a powerful assessment management system which ensures progress is tracked effectively.
To access MyMaths, students should login using the login details they have been given by their Maths teacher.
To login, students will need to visit the MyMaths website www.mymaths.co.uk
You, as the parent, carer or guardian know your child best. These leaflets give ideas and suggestions for you to choose from – you will know which ones suit you, your child and the Academy. All of the ideas in the leaflet have been developed by parents and can be used with your child.
- Year 7 - understanding their report and helping your child to make progess
- Year 8 - understanding their report and helping your child to make progress
- Getting the best out of homework
- A guide to support reading for parents of secondary school children
GCSE Maths Resources
- Algebra C HF
- Algebra NC HF
- Data C HF
- Data NC HF
- Numeracy C HF
- Numeracy NC HF
- Shapes C HF
- Shapes NC HF
Past exam papers
Below are links to the main exam boards, where students can access libraries of past papers: