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Home Learning

Home learning at Northampton Academy is set on a platform known satchel:one.

1. Quality of Home Learning

At Northampton Academy, we expect all homework set to be purposeful and of high quality. Knowledge Organisers (KS3) and revision guides (KS4 & 5) will be used as part of much of our homework, so that we can provide students with topics that their parents/carers can help test them on – thus, building their knowledge base outside of lessons to free up more time in lessons for higher order thinking tasks.

2. Frequency of Home Learning

Key Stage 3 - The Home Learning 7

  • Seven pieces of home learning weekly from English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, MFL and Computer Science.

Key Stage 4

  • All core and option subjects

Key Stage 5

  • An expected minimum of 2 hours per week per element of the discipline being taught at that time

3. Setting and Collecting Home Learning

Homework should be set:

  • During the lesson, with adequate time to fully explain the task;
  • On satchel:one with submission recorded, and effort usually graded on this website too (unless an online test has been set with the % already shown);
  • Usually allowing at least a week to be completed;

What do the Home Learning ratings mean?

Satchel Rating





Completed on time and competed with ambitions standards. This home learning goes above and beyond the expectations of the teacher.


Completed home learning on time to the appropriate standard.

Requires Improvement

The home learning is incomplete, or the quality is disappointing.

Cause for Concern

The home learning has barely been attempted.
Red Dot 

No Home Learning

The home learning has bot been brought to lesson (or completed online if that is what is required).


When Home Learning is collected:

  • When home learning is completed online, teachers will review the quality and quantity of the work completed. This may include supplementary written work.

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