The homework strategy at HLC is designed to support students in moving the core knowledge taught in lessons into their long-term memory. The aim is to enable students to free up space in their working memory so that they can complete their work with fluency. This is very similar to knowing how to drive. We know how to drive so well that we free up the space in our brains to focus on our route, any hazards and even conversations in the car. Through our homework strategy we aim to ensure that students know the information we have taught them so thoroughly that they will be have freed up space in their working memories to complete challenging tasks, such as write well argued essays and contribute appropriately to discussions.

We know that the human brain naturally forgets information, therefore in order for our students to move the knowledge from the lessons into their long-term memory they have to repeatedly recall that information. The more times they recall or retrieve the information the less likely they are to forget it.

The Curve of Forgetting

We therefore want our students to practise remembering the core knowledge from their lessons at home. Teachers have created ‘Knowledge Organisers’, which is an A4 sheet of the core knowledge for each topic, for students to learn.

Below are videos on different strategies that students can use to help revise the core knowledge using the Knowledge Organisers.

When students get back into lesson their teacher will give them quizzes and activities to see what they have remembered. This will help them to know what they need to revise in the future; what is in their long-term memory and what they still have to work at remembering.

The Knowledge Organisers for each department can be found on Teams.

Homework Strategies

Knowledge Organisers
Look, Cover, Write, Repeat

Satchel: One

At HLC homework is set on Satchel: One by the class Teacher. Students can access Satchel: One via a phone app or web browser. Using Satchel: One, students can keep track of homework that is set and access feedback on any submitted work. Supporting notes and worksheets are appended as downloadable documents, which can also be submitted online.

The differences between how the different types of users experience the app are mostly to do with what they can update. Parents have the ability only to read what students and teachers have added. Students can check off their tasks as they complete them. Teachers set homework, upload resources and record the relevant dates. Students and teachers can also easily pass on messages about the homework to each other.

Access to the actual homework is flexible. A free to download Satchel: One app is available on both Android and iOS devices. A web-based version is also available and can be logged into from any internet connected computer.


Why should I use Satchel: One?

Satchel: One allows you to keep up to date with your child's homework, monitor their progress and know all their homework deadlines!

What if I lose my login details?

  1. Go to and click Forgot Password?
  2. Enter your email address in the box and click Reset password.
  3. A password reset email will be sent to your registered address. Follow the instructions to reset your login details.

If you are unable to recover your password or have any other questions, please contact:

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