At St Ignatius College, we know that home learning encourages the development of independent learning skills and allows all to take full ownership of their learning. Developing good home learning skills at an early age will help to prepare students for the demands at Key Stages 4 and 5 and will in turn aid progression and development beyond St Ignatius College. Therefore, we place great emphasis on home learning.   

At Key Stage Three students are set a minimum of six home learning tasks per subject per half term. Some subjects will set one home learning task per week; others may set a number of home learning tasks at the beginning of each half term with clear deadlines for the completion of each task.  At Key Stage Four students are set between one to two home learning tasks per subject per week. At Key Stage Five students are set between one and three home learning tasks per subject per week. They are also expected to read through and digest the notes they have taken in class.


Check Google Classroom so you are aware of all pieces of work set (if you need any help with this – contact the College for your personal access details).

Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to complete home learning tasks. 

Avoid having your child do work with the television on or in places with other distractions. 

Be positive about home learning.  Tell your child how important school is. The attitude you express about home learning will be the attitude your child acquires. 

Help your child with time management. Establish a set time each day for completing home learning tasks. Don‘t let your child leave work until just before bedtime. Think about using a weekend morning or afternoon for working on big projects. 

Stay informed. Talk with your child‘s teacher. Communicate with your child's teacher via their student planner about the quality and quantity of work set.