Throughout your time at Long Stratton High School, you will be set weekly homework. Homework is a vital part of your education. Research has repeatedly shown that students who do homework regularly throughout their educational career are more successful in exams and are more likely to have lifelong knowledge that will stay with them in their future lives. It is essential that you complete your homework to the best of your ability so that you can achieve good grades and work towards your dream job.

Homework is set on Microsoft Teams.

Year 7 – Year 9

In year 7, year 8 and year 9, you will be set mastery homework in your subjects. Each subject produces a knowledge organiser. This knowledge organiser contains the most important knowledge that we want you to remember. This knowledge will keep occurring in your study of your subjects. The more effort you put into learning this knowledge, the more you will know. Your homework is to quiz yourself on the knowledge within this knowledge organiser each week. Your teacher will guide you each week on which sections to revise from and will test you in your lessons. In some practical subjects such as music and art, you may be set alternative homework tasks depending on what unit you are studying each term. Your teacher will still set these on ‘teams’ and give you guidance about what is required from you.

How do I revise using a knowledge organiser?

Short video: Look, cover, write check

Look, Cover, Write, Check

  Longer video: look, cover, write, check

Look, cover, write, check! (Knowledge Organiser Revision Strategy #1 )

 Year 10- Year 11

In addition to mastery homework (explained above), your teacher will set you weekly tasks, which will be appropriate for the different subjects that you study. GCSE art homework might look quite different to GCSE English homework, for example. On top of your homework, you will need to revise key content using knowledge organisers and revision guides.

It is not good to revise by rereading, highlighting or watching revision videos. You need to be active when you revise. If you do watch videos, you should make notes and test yourself on the notes afterwards.

Here are two great strategies for revision:

  1. Look, cover, write, check. Watch the videos above for guidance on how to use your knowledge organiser.
  2. Self-quizzing using flashcards. Watch these videos below for guidance on how to create and use flashcards to help you revise.

How do I create flashcards?

Making flash cards. 60 second video

 How do I use flashcards?

short video 10 How to Learn Better With Flash Cards

How do I use flashcards and the Leitner system?

The Leitner System

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