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We recognise that regular high quality homework which is closely related to day time learning activities is a very important feature of successful learning. All students are expected to complete homework, and are issued with Home Study Planners to help them to organise it and to get it in on time. We like parents to check on homework and to contact the school if they are concerned about it in any way.

The Study Planner has a space for parents to sign each week to let us know that they have seen it. There is also a space for parents or teachers to attach notes or messages, although this is not the best means of communication if there is an urgent concern. A note to the Form Tutor or a phone call is likely to be more effective. If the student loses their planner for some reason, then new ones can be purchased from the Finance Office.

Satchel: One (Show My Homework-SMHW) Website 

We have subscribed to the website Satchel: One (Show My Homework-SMHW), in order for students to view their homework set by their teachers and receive notifications of due dates.  The web address is: Further guidance on how to logon can be found by clicking on: Satchel One (SMHW) Guide

Homework Timetables 

Below is a guideline of the expectation for homework set across the curriculum at Idsall School:

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) at least one homework task for every 4 hours of teaching.  Tasks should take approximately 30 minutes
  • Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) at least one homework task for every 3 hours of teaching.  Tasks should take approximately 45-60 minutes
  • Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13) it is expected that as a minimum for every hour of study in the classroom there will be an hour of study out of the classroom
Revision Books 

Please click on: Revision books for Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11for a list of books for the academic year starting September 2020. The books are useful as a concise summary of our courses and they often include questions to test subject understanding. 

Homework and Exam Revision Web Sites 


HegartyMaths - A maths learning tool with short videos and quizzes. Idsall students login using their name, date of birth and set their own password


S-Cool - Dedicated to providing high quality GCSE and 'A' Level revision material totally FREE


Homework Elephant - Internet resources to help complete homework assignments. Over 5000 carefully selected resources to assist with your homework problems

revision world

Revision World - Aims to provide a fun and free revision resource for GCSE and AS & A2 Levels

Revision Centre - Here you will find revision notes, links, tips, and many other resources to help you make the most of your revision and get through those exams

project gcse

Project GCSE - Offers many resources for students revising for their GCSEs including: GCSE revision notes and practice questions, a GCSE bookshop, GCSE help and advice and the take a break section



Linguascope - Idsall School has subscribed to this web site for students to practice their French, German, Spanish and Italian. Students have been supplied with a school username and password

The information provided on this page includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. Idsall School provides the above links solely for our users' information and convenience. When users select a link they are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of such outside websites. Idsall does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, or completeness of the sites and does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites of their views. We cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites and are not responsible for the possible transmissions users receive from linked websites.

Exam Revision Techniques 

We hope students will find the documents below useful.  They cover various revision techniques that students could use to improve their performance in exams to give them the best chance of being successful at what is a very challenging time for them:

Effective Revision Strategies Evening Presentation
Cue Cards
Managing Time and Stress
Mind Maps
Maths PiXL 
Revising English
Revising Science

Please click on the link to view the Home Learning Policy