Independent Learning

The aim at FirstPoint School is for students to enjoy their learning & to maximise their potential to achieve their personal best.

Independent Learning


At FPS independent learning creates exceptional independent learners.  Through consistency and a clear approach, each learner maximises their potential throughout a range of subject areas.  Expectations for independent learning are at the highest standard with a constant and positive encouragement from both teachers and parents.


At GEMS FirstPoint School:

  • Independent learning positively encourages students to enhance their learning skills outside of the classroom.
  • Independent learning tasks are appropriate to ensure they are accessible but also create challenge that is linked to the subject. 
  • Independent learning will follow a consistent structure across the year groups and the process will be fully adhered to by staff.
  • Independent learning is compulsory for students to complete. 
  • Independent learning will be marked and feedback given on all completed tasks within one week. 
  • The minimum due date for independent learning tasks is 48hours with the exception of the daily reading expectation from FS to Year 6. 
  • Independent learning promotes key skills such as time management, organisation, prioritisation and taking responsibility for their work.
  • Teachers will continuously promote how independent learning is essential for students to maximise their potential.
  • Students will understand that independent learning is essential for them to maximise their potential.
  • Parents will enthuse their child and discuss their independent learning tasks to ensure a high standard of completion. 


Please follow the links to find the independent learning timetable for your child:




Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11


Please note that for Year 12 and 13, there is no set timetable.  For each of their subjects, it is recommended that they complete approximately 4 hours of study each week.


Please click here for the A/B weeks for Year 7/8 and 9.