This is not at all how it will be for rest of year. I think the homework burden is probably not as heavy as at some schools. One of the things which was passed by the school council last year was that homework could no longer be set for submission the following day. This means that anything tricky can be given the time it needs with no stress.
Does this apply to all of the year groups as my DS is in Year 8 and has been given homework today which, he says, must be handed in by tomorrow (Friday)? It wouldn't be so bad if this was the only piece of homework he has, but it isn't. We haven't been told anything about the school council and any further information on deadlines for homework would be appreciated.