Home Learning

The Carlton Academy is committed to providing activities for students to do outside of lesson time in order to embed and extend knowledge and understanding, which leads to higher levels of achievement.

Students in Year 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3) can expect to receive around 30 minutes of homework each night. This will include regular Maths, English and Science activities as well as homework from other subjects.  Students in Years 9 to 11 (Key Stage 4) are expected to do at least one hour of homework per night (on average) and this will increase as they work through any coursework or exam preparation. In Years 12 and 13, we anticipate the level of homework and private study to be around 5 hours per subject per week and students are given study periods during the school day to undertake some of this work as well as being expected to work at home. Students who do not complete homework are usually issued with a detention from their class teacher and are expeted to complete the homework in that time.

How do we record homework?

Students are expected to record homework in their Student Planner - this is the responsibility of the student. This is checked by the form tutor each week. We ask parents to look at this planner with students on weekly basis and use it as a point of communication and contact for school and the tutor.

Show My Homework - on line website

In addition to using the planner, staff provide resources and information, along with publishing information about homework through the online Show My Homework website, you can access this by clicking on the link here

Download the App for Show My Homework

There is an App for Show My Homework that can downloaded from the Google Play or the Apple App Store - please follow the guidance below that has links to the download pages. Once downloaded follow Steps 1 to 3 below to ensure you select the right school.

Step 1 – Navigate to Google Play or the Apple App Store and download the ‘'Show my Homework’ app

Step 2 - Search for the school name 'The Carlton Academy' - you will find two entries for this, ours is the second one

Step 3 - follow the instructions on screen to log in - if you have lost your PIN or cannot log in, please speak to a member of our ICT support team in school.

APP Download and further support

You can get downloads and support from the links below: