All homework at David Nieper Academy is set via a web-based tool called Show My Homework. Students and parents can access Show My Homework via either a free app available from both the app store or the android store. Alternatively Show My Homework can be accessed via www.showmyhomework.co.uk
Students are expected to check SMHW regularly, as this is the only tool used for recording homework. Parents are also issued with usernames and passwords to enable them to support their children with homework.
At the start of every new academic year all students and parents are re-issued with their usernames and passwords. If students are unable to access their Show My Homework account they can access the homework calendar for the school to see what homework has been set for that year group.
Frequency of Homework
Year 7 – Up to 1 hour of homework per evening (5 hours per week) over the whole range of subjects.
Year 8 – Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes of homework per evening (6 hours 40 minutes per week) over the whole range of subjects.
Year 9 – Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes of homework per evening (7 hours 30 minutes per week) across all subjects being studied.
Years 10 & 11 Up to 2 hours homework per evening (10 hours per week)
Years 12 & 13 There should be 1 hour of independent study for every hour of lessons during the school day.