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Extended Learning Allocations

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

All extended learning 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 extended learning. 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 extended learning
  • Translation into several languages
  • Free apps available for iPhone, iPad, Touch and Android devices
  • Receive automated notifications before extended learning 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 Extended Learning Timetable 2021-2022

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

Extended learning will be set and explained in class, but also posted on showmyhomework.co.uk. All students and parents have a personal log in to the site. All deadlines for extended learning will be clearly visible on the individual student’s extended learning list.

In addition to the extended learning outlined below each student will be expected to read for 20 minutes per day.

Additional notes:

· Students in Year 7 are expected to spend an average of one hour per night on extended learning plus 20 minutes reading.

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

· The pattern of extended learning may change at certain times of the year e.g. before examinations and during practical sessions in Technology/ Art.

· In addition to the above allocation, Performing Arts extended learning 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 30 mins
Music 1 x 30 mins
Computing 1 x 30 mins
RE 1 x 30 mins

Year 8 Extended Learning Timetable 2021-2022

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

Extended learning 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 extended learning will be clearly visible on the individual student’s extended learning list.

Additional notes:

· Students in Year 8 are expected to spend an average of one hour and fifteen minutes per night on extended learning, plus 20 minutes reading.

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

· The pattern of extended learning 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 extended learning 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 Extended Learning Timetable 2021-2022

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

 Extended learning will be set and explained in class, but also posted on showmyhomework.co.uk. All students and parents have a personal log in to the site. All deadlines for extended learning will be clearly visible on the individual student’s extended learning list.

In addition to the extended learning outlined below each student will be expected to read for 20 minutes per day.

Additional notes:

· Students in Year 9 are expected to spend an average of one hour thirty minutes per night on extended learning, plus 20 minutes reading.

· In addition to extended learning 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 extended learning may be set. The project may last for up to half a term. In this case the extended learning will be broken down into short term goals to allow students to manage their time.

· The pattern of extended learning 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 60 mins
Mathematics 2 x 60 mins
Science  2 x 60 mins
French 3 x 30 mins
Technology 2 x 30mins
   
Geography 2 x 30mins
History 2 x 30mins
Art 1 x 45mins
Music  1 x 45mins
RE 1 x 45mins
Computer Science 1 x 45mins

Year 10 and 11 Extended learning Timetable 2021-2022

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

Extended learning will be set and explained in class, but also posted on showmyhomework.co.uk. All students and parents have a personal log in to the site. All deadlines for extended learning will be clearly visible on the individual student’s extended learning list.

In addition to the extended learning outlined below each student will be expected to read for 20 minutes per day

Additional notes:

· Students in Year 10 and 11 are expected to spend an average of two hours per night on extended learning.

· In addition to extended learning 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 of extended learning 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 extended learning will be broken down into short term goals to allow students to manage their time.

· The pattern of extended learning may change at certain times of the year e.g. before examinations and coursework.

· Options are as indicated below.

Subject Time Allocation Per Subject
English   2 x 80 mins
Mathematics   2 x 80 mins
Science Year 10 & 11   Yr 10 2 x 65mins / Yr 11 2 x 70 mins
All Options 3 x 40 mins
Core RE 1 x 60 mins
French 3 x 40mins
Year 10 Option Subjects
Option A Option B Option C
BTEC Sport Geography History
Geography Philosophy and Ethics Triple Science 
Food Nutrition and Preparation  Ancient History Geography 
Psychology Dance Music
History Computer Science Art and Design : Textiles
Spanish Psychology Art and Design : Fine Art
  Drama  

Year 11 Option Subjects

Option A Option B Option C 
Triple Science Geography History
Geography Art and Design : Fine Art Food Nutrition and Preparation 
Dance History Geography 
Psychology BTEC Sport Philosophy and Ethics
History Food Nutrition and Preparation  Spanish
Drama Entry Level English Entry Level Maths