Independent Learning Tasks

Independent Learning Tasks (ILTs)

At Beaufort Co-operative Academy we believe that independent learning enables students to consolidate their learning, challenge themselves and build upon new skills and knowledge. Independent learning is vital for success and enables students to maximise their potential.  Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning and enhance their study skills i.e. time management and self-discipline.  It also allows the opportunity for parental involvement and cooperation to support learning; evidence has shown that parental involvement in independent learning improves the outcomes for students.

Key Stage 3

All students will be set one 30 minute piece of independent learning from English and Maths per week.
They will also receive one 30 minute piece of independent learning per fortnight from their other subjects.

Students must ensure they write the tasks into their planners.

Key Stage 4

All students will be set one piece of independent learning (approximately 1 hour) from English and Maths per week.
They will also receive one (approximately 1 hour) piece of independent learning per fortnight from their pathway subjects.

Students must ensure they write the tasks into their planners.

 When will Independent Learning Tasks be set?

Subject teachers will chose the day that each piece of independent learning is set.

They will inform the students of the deadline for the task. 

This deadline will not be within 24 hours.

Key Stage 5

Students will be given work and deadline dates and they are expected to organise their own time to meet the deadlines.

To support their planning and use of time, they will be given advice through the Tutor Programme and Enrichment Programme. Study Skill seminars are delivered through the year to provide them with effective strategies to ensure they manage their time appropriately.

To do this they need to:

  • Plan their study time effectively so as to keep up to date with their work.
  • themselves time to “read around the subject”. Ensure they read all set materials before a lesson.
  • Use their study lessons effectively