‘Students have outstanding attitudes to learning,
which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
‘Students behave very well, show high levels of cooperation, respect and courtesy and work highly effectively with each other and their teachers. This creates a very positive learning environment.’ Ofsted

The Langley Academy | Independent Study/Homework

Independent Study/Homework Schedule | Homework Club

Please click on the link below to view the homework schedule for your child's year group:

Term 1 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
Term 2 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
Term 3 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13

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) 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 detailing themes and particular topics. The homework schedule should help parents support their child organise their evenings and weekends.

The schedule for each term will be uploaded closer to the relevant time. It should be considered a guide for your child’s independent learning. Flexibility is built into this outline to ensure that faculties meet the needs of your child e.g. your child may work quicker than expected. Finally, 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.

Independent Study/Homework – weekly timetable | Homework Club

As concerned parent/carers we know you are as keen to support your child’s academic development as we are. To help you in doing this we have outlined below our suggested model for a weekly Independent Study/Homework timetable.

Weekly timetable Subjects
KS3 KS4
1 hour 1 hour 1 - 1.5 hours 1 hour
Monday Maths French Maths Options A
Tuesday English History English Options B
Wednesday Maths Geography Maths Options C
Thursday English Technology English Options D
Friday Science and IT Science and IT
Weekend Extra - curricular / Independent study Extra - curricular / Independent study

  • For KS4 all option subjects are interchangeable depending on the day work is set
  • For KS3 the subjects French, History, Geography and Technology are interchangeable depending on the day work is set
  • The Maths and English work can also include independent reading, MyMaths or online Sudoku, etc.
  • The Independent Study section is designed to encourage educational visits, Internet research, faculty-related media and Doodle

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.

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. 

Doodle is an online assessment programme that we have recently invested in and which we’ll be using to set students’ homework. Doodle homework is formative, so that if students get a question wrong, they’ll be taken to helpful recap screens which explain where they went wrong. Doodle provides a detailed breakdown of students’ marks, allowing us to track students’ progress throughout the year.

To access Doodle, students should login using the login details they have been given by their teacher.

To login, students will need to visit the Doodle website www.doddlelearn.co.uk, where they can then change their password to something more memorable, and can start accessing their homework.

We recommend parents watch students complete a Doodle task so that they can see how it works and why we’ve invested in it.

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

Parental resources

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.

middle Year 7 - understanding their report and helping your child to make progess

middle Year 8 - understanding their report and helping your child to make progress

middle Getting the best out of homework

A guide to support reading for parents of secondary school children


GCSE Maths Resources

Past exam papers

Below are links to the main exam boards, where students can access libraries of past papers: