Homework at Charles Darwin School
Homework is an important part of learning and is set by teachers to support student progress. A wide of variety of tasks will be set which encourage students to develop independent learning skills over the course of their time at school. Tasks will include learning information, key terms or spellings, completion of comprehension tasks, research in preparation for a new topic or to enhance understanding of work completed in class. In many cases, homework will be based on the learning completed in class but "interleaving" tasks will also be set where previous topics are revisited for homework to help students to improve their recall of prior topics. Online learning programmes will be used in some subjects to help students work independently. These include Sparx for Maths, GCSE Pod and Seneca Learning for many different subjects and Linguascope for Modern Foreign Languages.
At Charles Darwin School homework is set on Satchel One, which is an APP that can be downloaded by students on a phone or tablet or can be accessed by searching Satchel One on a web browser.
Parents can also download the APP and have parent access through a PIN which is given to parents at the start of year 7 or when their child joins the school. This makes it easy for parents/carers to support their children with their homework if needed. Up to 5 parent/carer accounts can be set up for each child so if at any time you wish to set up an additional account for example for another parent or grandparent, please contact your son/daughter's form tutor who will give you the PIN code.
On Satchel One, Homework tasks are explained by the teacher and resources are attached, for example worksheets, links to useful websites or links to other programmes. The set and due date are clear as well as the expected duration of the task.
Link to Satchel One https://www.satchelone.com/login?signUp=true&userType=student