Students can expect to receive one piece of homework per week per A-level, with each piece taking 2 hours to complete. They will also complete work towards EMC projects, this should take an average of 2 hours per week.
The homework set at EMS is structured to enable students to spend their 2 hours in the most constructive manner for them. A typical homework task has 3 sections:
Section A is optional – this covers basic skills and knowledge. Students should decide for themselves if completing this section is a productive use of their time.
Section B is compulsory – this covers typical examination questions. It is marked, usually by teachers, and feedback is used to inform students and set targets.
Section C is optional – this includes wider reading, challenging problems and broader content than usually covered in A-levels. Students are encouraged to complete this section if they have comfortably completed section B in less than 2 hours.
Students have timetabled lessons for the collection of homework during which feedback will be given. In addition to the homework set at EMS, students should expect to receive regular tasks from their College lecturers.