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Year 8 Home Learning Timetable 2012 – 2013

Following a successful pilot, we have decided to continue to deliver home learning projects to our Year 8 students in order to develop further their independent and thinking skills. 

This year, Year 8 students will complete a series of subject specific home learning projects.  Each project will last for 2 weeks.  Tasks and resources will be available through the College website.  The timetable for these projects is below:

Autumn Term

10 September 2012 Science
24 September 2012 Design Technology

Spring Term

4 February 2013 Modern Foreign Languages
25 February 2013 Information and Communication Technology

Summer Term

8 April 2013 English
22 April 2013 Humanities
6 May 2013 Expressive Arts

In addition to these projects, students will be expected to complete English and mathematics home learning work throughout the year.  If written English work is not set, students are expected to read for 30 minutes.  Reading lists are available on the College website.  Other subject areas will give students home learning as appropriate, avoiding project times as much as possible.  
Mathematics content will feature within other projects.  The Physical Education Project will take place during the Health and Fitness Module.  This will take place as part of a rolling programme throughout the year and students will have approximately 8 weeks to complete it. 
In order to support students with the projects, there will be drop-in home learning support sessions in the Learning Resources Centre every day from 3.00pm – 3.30 pm.  The Learning Mentors will be running a home learning club in D15 every Tuesday from 3.00pm – 4.00pm.

Home learning is an opportunity for you to build independent learning skills. Independent learning skills will prepare you to work on your own. You will need to be able to do this at college, university and in your future working life. The ability to work independently can:
· Increase your success
· Build your self-confidence
· Build your self-esteem
· Help you learn from your own mistakes
· Help you learn to manage your time
· Help you learn to make your own decisions

To help you to develop independent learning, there are modules created to help you understand the various skills required.

Follow this link
Scroll to the bottom of the page and all modules are listed

Reading Lists

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