Birches Head Academy


Homework for students is work specifically linked to the learning taking place in lessons. Homework is set to consolidate learning, extend learning or prepare for immediately upcoming learning.

Homework is planned and directed by our Learning Programmes which detail the programme of study for each subject. Homework topics and tasks are detailed alongside the learning weeks on these programmes. 

Students receive homework from core subjects (English, Maths, Science) every week.

Students receive homework from all other subjects once every two weeks.

Should you require more information, including information on the Learning Programmes, please contact the school email ( with details of the subject and year group of student you would like information regarding and a member of staff will get back to you.  

A list of key staff is available here:

Wjec L 1 2 Key Terms

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Thursday 26th March

Parents/carers of students who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) should receive an e-mail/text today asking to choose a FSM e-voucher from a selection of 4 supermarkets. This will then trigger the voucher being sent overnight to use for 6 days. Friday 27th March and Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April.

It is anticipated the vouchers will be sent out on a weekly basis.