Homework & Independent Learning

Home learning is an important part of being a successful and responsible learner, no matter what year group students are in.

Teachers will set home learning to help reinforce learning in students' minds, as well as stretch and extend their understanding. We encourage all students to strive for excellence and do their best - looking for excellence with each piece of work.

For KS3, being able to be independently organised with home learning sets students on the road to success at KS4. Good study habits, of little and often, help train their brain into readily learning and revising information and ideas they have learned in class, as well as preparing them for new learning.

At KS4, home learning will very often be a crucial part of maintaining knowledge students need for examinations, practising for exam questions, or doing vital preparatory work for coursework tasks. Previous King's students with excellent results know that home learning played a huge part in that success.

Students will always be given a full week to complete home learning, and so they need to be sure to not leave it until the last night. If students need to ask questions, clarify a task, or resolve online issues, the last night is too late. That's why we will never accept excuses for incomplete home learning - a week is enough to be organised and sorted. Students need to be determined to get that right - and reach excellence.

Home Learning Timetable

Satchel One

To enable greater communication between the school and parents/carers regarding homework, The King's School uses an online homework package called ‘Satchel One’. It includes a simple online calendar showing homework information, deadlines and attachments for students. Parents/carers receive a username and password so that they can ensure that their child completes all homework to set deadlines and to the appropriate standard.

The benefits of Satchel One for students include:

  • See all homework at the click of a button.
  • A personalised experience to help stay organised.
  • Automatic due date reminders.
  • More learning time during lessons.
  • App available from App Store and Google Play Store.

The benefits of Satchel One for parents include:

  • See exactly how much homework has been set.
  • It is much easier to take part in home learning.
  • Translation into 50+ languages.
  • Better communication through school announcements.
  • View calendared events through the App.

Satchel One Support

Once you input your email address on Satchel One, you can contact them directly if you need any support.

 020 7197 9550

Frequently Used Online Learning Platforms

Click on the images below to find out more about each of the online learning platforms. This will direct you an overview about the learning platform, a direct link to the home page and information about log in details.

If students have forgotten any login details, or are having any issues using any of the above online learning packages, they should send a message to the relevant subject teacher on Satchel One and the teacher will reply and make sure any issues are resolved.