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Homework Allocations

Please find below homework timetables for students in Years 7-11; should you have questions regarding the nature of the homework set, or frequency, please contact individual subject teachers or Miss A Cooper.

All homework is set on http://hillcrest.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/home.

Show My Homework is an online tool to help your child and you keep track of their homework. You can see the details of the tasks your child has been set and their deadlines. We hope that it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management and help them to keep on top of their workload. Features include:

  • 24/7 access
  • View quality and quantity of homework
  • Translation into several languages
  • Free apps available for iPhone, iPad, Touch and Android devices
  • Receive automated notifications before homework is due

Your child has now been given their student and parent/carer login details. Please contact  Mrs. J. Mann if you have not received or have misplaced your logins.

Year 7 Homework Timetable 2019-20

At Hillcrest we recognise the importance of homework in developing students’ knowledge and skills beyond the classroom. The setting of regular, meaningful homework will help each child to make good progress and to succeed in their examinations.

Homework will be set and explained in class, but also posted on showmyhomework.   All students and parents have a personal login to the site.  All deadlines for homework will be clearly visible on the individual student’s homework list.

Additional notes:

Students in Year 7 are expected to spend an average of one hour per night on homework.

In some subjects, a longer project or extended piece of homework may be set. This may last for up to half a term. In this case, the homework will be broken down into short-term goals to allow students to manage their time.

The pattern of homework may change at certain times of the year e.g. before examinations and during practical sessions in Technology.

In addition to the above allocation, Performing Arts homework will be set when required.

Information on subjects are listed in the information block below.

Subject  Time allocation per fortnight
English   2 x 45 Mins
Mathematics   2 x 45 Mins
Science 3 x 20 mins
French 3 x 20 mins
Technology 2 x 30 mins
History   2 x 20 mins
Geography   2 x 20 mins
Art    1 x 20 mins
Music 1 x 20 mins
Computing 1 x 20 mins
RE 1 x 20 mins

Year 8 Homework Timetable 2019-20

At Hillcrest we recognise the importance of homework in developing students’ knowledge and skills beyond the classroom. The setting of regular, meaningful homework will help each child to make good progress and to succeed in their examinations.

Homework will be set and explained in class, but also posted on showmyhomework.  All students and parents have a personal login to the site.  All deadlines for homework will be clearly visible on the individual student’s homework list.

Additional notes:

Students in Year 8 are expected to spend an average of one hour and fifteen minutes per night on homework.

In some subjects, a longer project or extended piece of homework may be set. This may last for up to half a term. In this case, the homework will be broken down into short-term goals to allow students to manage their time.

The pattern of homework may change at certain times of the year e.g. before examinations and during practical sessions in Technology.

In addition to the above allocation, Performing Arts homework will be set when required.

Information on subjects are listed in the information block below.

Subject Time allocation per fortnight
  English 2 x 50 Mins
Mathematics 2 x 50 mins
Science  3 x 25 mins
French 3 x 25 mins
Technology 2 x 30 mins
Geography 2 x 25 mins
History 2 x 25 mins
Art   1 x 40 mins
Music   1 x 40 mins
RE   1 x 40 mins
Computing    1 x 40 mins

Year 9 Homework Timetable 2019-20

At Hillcrest we recognise the importance of homework in developing students’ knowledge and skills beyond the classroom. The setting of regular, meaningful homework will help each child to make good progress and to succeed in their examinations.

Homework will be set and explained in class, but also posted on showmyhomework All students and parents have a personal login to the site. All deadlines for homework will be clearly visible on the individual student’s homework list.

Additional notes:

Students in Year 9 are expected to spend an average of one hour thirty minutes per night on homework.

In addition to the homework set by subject staff, they are expected to spend approximately fifteen minutes on reviewing their day’s lessons or revision. This is included within the one hour and thirty minutes

In some subjects, a longer project or extended piece of homework may be set. This will usually be the case for many BTEC and Foundation Learning courses. The project may last for up to half a term. In this case the homework will be broken down into short-term goals to allow students to manage their time.

The pattern of homework may change at certain times of the year e.g. before examinations and during practical sessions in Technology.

Options subjects are listed in the information block below 

Subject Time allocation per fortnight
English 2 x 65 mins
Mathematics 2 x 65 mins
Science  2 x 60 mins
French 3 x 35 mins
RE 1 x 60 mins
Option Subjects 3 x 35 mins
Option A Option B Option C 
History Ancient History History
Geography Geography Geography
Triple Science Art Spanish
Dance Food Food
Drama  BTEC Sport Philosophy and Ethics
Psychology Entry Level English Entry Level Maths

Year 10 and 11 Homework Timetable 2019-20

At Hillcrest we recognise the importance of homework in developing students’ knowledge and skills beyond the classroom. The setting of regular, meaningful homework will help each child to make good progress and to succeed in their examinations.

Homework will be set and explained in class, but also posted on showmyhomework.  All students and parents have a personal login to the site.  All deadlines for homework will be clearly visible on the individual student’s homework list.

Additional notes:

  • Students in Year 10 and 11 are expected to spend an average of two hours per night on homework.
  • In addition to the homework set by subject staff, they are expected to spend approximately twenty minutes on reviewing their day’s lessons or revision.  This is included within the two hours.
  • In some subjects a longer project or extended piece of homework may be set.  This will be the case for many BTEC and Foundation Learning courses.  This may last for up to half a term.  In this case the homework will be broken down into short-term goals to allow students to manage their time.
  • The pattern of homework may change at certain times of the year e.g. before examinations and coursework.
  • Options subjects are listed in the information block below 
Subject Time Allocation Per Subject
English   2 x 80 mins
Mathematics   2 x 80 mins
Science Year 10 & 11   Yr 10 3 x 45 mins / Yr 11 4 x 35 mins
All Options 3 x 40 mins
Core RE 1 x 60 mins
Year 10 Option Subjects
Option A Option B Option B
Triple Science  Geography  History
Geography  Business Studies  Drama 
Dance  Philosophy and Ethics  Geography 
Food  BTEC  Sport  Food 
History  Psychology Music
Art  Extra Maths  Extra English 

Year 11 Option Subjects

Option A Option B Option C 
Triple Science Geography History
Geography Business Studies Drama
Dance Philosophy and Ethics Geography 
Food BTEC Sport Food
History Psychology Music