Homework at Harris Academy Morden
Students at Harris Academy Morden are expected to complete homework, to develop their ability to develop skills of independence, enquiry, evaluation and creativity as well as organisation and time-management. Students should expect each of their teachers to set them one piece of homework per week (with the exception of subjects they study fortnightly) so each weeknight they should have 1-2 pieces of work to complete. Students are issued with a planner and are expected to organise their time to ensure they meet deadlines.
All subjects are different and so students are given a range of different tasks. For example, subjects like maths and science use an online platform to set problems for students to solve, humanities subjects issue half-termly homework booklets and art set research and photography tasks. Tasks should be achievable by all students and if they have a difficulty, their teacher will be happy to see them after their lesson to help. Many subjects offer homework or support clubs that all students are welcome to attend.
Students who work hard and complete their homework will be rewarded with Harris Points. Students who persistently fail to complete their homework will be set detention and expected to catch up the missing work.