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Homework at York High

Show My Homework

York High uses Show My Homework, an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, when it is due in and whether it has been completed or not.

Simply visit to view our school’s live homework calendar and log in.  By doing this you will able to receive

  • 24/7 access to your child’s homework calendar, including food ingredients needed and linked resources
  • Free apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices
  • Receive automated notifications before homework is due

Please feel free to contact school for any information or advice on how to use this fantastic resource.


How much homework should we set?

As pupils move through the school we expect that the work set will involve longer pieces of homework, in readiness for KS4 coursework projects and post 16 learning.  Therefore at KS4 we expect that all subjects leading to a qualification should set homework at least once every 2 weeks.

In order to develop positive behaviours for learning, Year 7 ,8 and 9 will be expected to have homework set in English, Maths, Science, MFL, History and Geography at least once every 2 weeks whilst other subjects should set homework once per half term if appropriate. The maximum time any Y7 pupil should be expected to spend on any one homework piece is 30 minutes.  Y8 and Y9 may be asked to spend up to one hour on any one piece.   Many homework pieces will take less time than this.

The Homework Hub, which is an after school club, is available daily from 3:00pm - 4:00pm, where pupils can get support in completing their homework.


How can parents help support independent ‘home’ learning/homework?

Parents and carers can access Show My Homework to support their child with the work set.  Where parents and carers are able to offer support at home it can be of great help to their child and also encourages their child to develop positive attitudes to learning, both in and out of school, and this helps them to make the most of their future.

Top Tips for Parents

Make time and space for homework to be completed

Lend a hand

Draw your child’s attention to issues in the news or on the TV that arise that are linked to the topics being studied

Remove distractions

Check how they are getting on

Give praise

and when your child doesn’t have set homework encourage them to read or give them a maths problem to solve so they stay in the homework routine.