Organising your homework

How should I record homework?

In your diary! Write clear instructions and include the due date. If you get no homework from a subject, write ‘none set’. You should also find homework details on Arbor.

When should I give it in?

On-time! Check your diary every evening so you can meet every deadline.

Where should I do my homework?

At home! A quiet place with no distractions. Use a desk/ table with good light. There are also opportunities to stay at school to study; ask your tutor.

What items would it be useful for me to have at home?

Notepad and paper

Post-it stickers

Highlighter pens

Pinboard for notices


Revision books, etc

Why do I need to do my homework?

Working at home develops independent learning, consolidates and reinforces learning, encourages self-discipline, develops the ability to research and a stronger partnership between pupil, parent and teacher.

Who can I ask for help?

Ask teachers, parents, older brothers and sisters, grandparents, friends, librarians etc. Any of these people could be a valuable source of information.

Where else can I find information?

Books, magazines, newspapers, television, radio, CD-ROM’s, the Internet etc.

How much should I be doing?

  • The minimum you should do each night depends on your year group. As you get older the expectations are greater.
  • More important than the time spent is the quality of work you produce.
  • If there is no homework set or you finish quickly, use the time for that subject to go over notes, learn vocabulary, revise for exams, practise spellings, read, practise questions etc.
  • If you miss a lesson, make sure you catch up on classwork and homework.


Students who regularly complete homework are more successful in exams. Presentation is important. Always do your homework as carefully as you can, proofread your work for spelling, punctuation etc. before handing it in.

How can parents help?

Check your son’s/daughter’s homework diary daily to ensure work is recorded.

  • Supervise as much as possible and check homework on completion.
  • Encourage reading as a family activity.
  • Ensure they have packed all the materials they need for the next day.


Mr Hicks

Mr Hicks

Head of Year 7
I am proud to teach at a school that values and loves every child for who they are. Here at Chertsey High School we look to develop children holistically and I couldn't imagine a better place to do it.
Year 8

Year 8

The care and support of the teachers and the modern facilities will make your dreams become reality.  
Miss Brazier

Miss Brazier

SENCO & Assistant Headteacher
I am delighted to be part of the SLT as well as SENCO. Students are polite, respectful and show curiosity to learn. We support learning enabling students to reach their full potential.
Year 8

Year 8

There is so much opportunity to excel here and the amazing staff have guided me to where I am now. The hospitality shown here is great and I have learnt so much.  
Mrs Willoughby

Mrs Willoughby

Maths Teacher
Creating a passion in children for maths is the best feeling in the world. That moment when a child's face lights up because they understand!
Year 9

Year 9

Within Chertsey High the teachers are extremely committed to making the best lessons they can to ensure the students can find their best way of learning.


- Sep 16
It was a great evening tonight, launching ‘school cloud’ and connecting with our Y10 parents virtually. Thank you to our Y10 families for your contributions to not only make the evening run smoothly but also allowing us to have such meaningful discussions. https://t.co/2pl5a9FMsq
Promote Your School @PromoteYourSch - Sep 15
Reduce your workload with our zero maintenance #WallArt displays! Inspire learning, improve wellbeing or complement your curriculum. Take a look at our latest project for @ChertseyHigh to see our work in action: https://t.co/9f5nbaQgpy https://t.co/5VzkonUkdY
Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Sep 15
Kearah in Y10 made these incredible sausage rolls for her first practical in her GCSE’s 😍 #CHSbakeoff https://t.co/4kCdiQIDbN
MFL @ChertseyHighMFL - Sep 14
MFL word of the day is 'to snack': in French = grignoter; in Spanish = picotear (comes from "pico" or "beak" in English, can you see why?) 🐤 🐥🐣 @ChertseyHigh #snacktime #MondayMotivation #sunnydays
Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Sep 14
Katie amazed us with this beautiful presentation with a humble paper bag! Well done, Katie #CHSbakeoff @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/qu1cTkZUop
Chertsey High Geography Department @CHSGeographyDep - Sep 14
Miss Castle-Smith, Miss Gardner and Mrs Munnik have been thoroughly enjoying being back at CHS and being able to teach Geography again. We have a message for you all! #knowledge #determination #love @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/zh2CUmg9v9
CHS Maths Department @ChertseyHSMaths - Sep 14
Year 9 thinking question... Tara & Keiran start with the same number. Tara rounds to the nearest 10. Keiran rounds to the nearest 100. Keiran's number is now double Tara's. What could the number be? Are you as smart as a 13y old? @ChertseyHigh
MFL @ChertseyHighMFL - Sep 14
MFL classrooms ready for GCSE students to make the most of it! #podemos #onpeut @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/Mw7bxHSSyW
CHS Performing Arts @ChertseyHigh_PA - Sep 13
Check out our beautiful music room @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/MdllhTwsNA
- Sep 12
Theme of the week for week beginning 14th September: Democracy https://t.co/IU2kYPyhDF
- Sep 7
Calling all future CHS students! Our virtual Open Day is now live on our website. Please have a look and contact us if you have any questions. 👉https://t.co/ibttWoa6cs #Chertsey https://t.co/i0LKggy2g9
- Sep 5
Theme of the week for week beginning 7th September: New beginnings https://t.co/HqlQGlQZm5
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