Homework Resources and Independent Learning

The Cotswold School strongly believes that work undertaken by students on their own, outside of the classroom is of crucial importance.  It reinforces understanding, helps students to practise skills used in lessons, encourages creativity and promotes good independent learning skills that are vital to future success.

All independent learning / homework is recorded on Show My Homework (SMHW) which can be accessed by clicking HERE.  An individual username and password has been provided to each student to access this site.

Teachers will present the set work and will often include guidance on how best to complete the work and the amount of time required.

If students are having any difficulties, they must seek guidance from their teachers either in person or by email well in advance of the homework submission date.

Departments have produced the documents giving guidance on independent learning and homework in their subjects.  Those documents can be accessed by clicking on the subject links below.

Importantly, departments also give ideas for extension work or tasks that students might undertake when they otherwise have no set work to complete.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Art KS3

Design & Technology KS3

English KS3

English KS3 – Independent Learning Guidance for Parents

Geography KS3

History KS3

Maths KS3

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) KS3

Music KS3

Religious Education KS3

Science KS3

Spanish KS3

Key Stage 4 (GCSE – Years 10 and 11)

Year 11 Steps for Success – A Parents’ Guide


Business Studies GCSE

Design & Technology GCSE

Drama GCSE

English GCSE

French GCSE

German GCSE

Health and Social Care GCSE

History GCSE


Maths GCSE

Music GCSE

Physical Education GCSE

Religious Education GCSE

Science GCSE

Spanish GCSE