Homework

The Purpose of Homework

Homework:

  • is a valuable aspect of the learning process and contributes to the development of sound study/revision skills.
  • enables students to become  independent and self motivated learners. 
  • helps students to reinforce and consolidate skills, knowledge and understanding acquired in lessons.
  • supports good student progress.
  • can be used to extend and enhance knowledge and understanding.
  • encourages good organisation – keeping up to date with activities and meeting deadlines.

Guidelines - Time

Students can expect to complete the following amounts of homework:

Year 7                   20 minutes homework per subject per night, usually no more than two subjects per night

Year 8                   25 minutes homework per subject per night, usually no more than two subjects per night

Year 9                   30 minutes homework per subject per night, usually no more than two subjects per night

Year 10 and 11    40 minutes homework per subject per night, usually no more than two subjects per night

Year 12 and 13    Five hours of private study per subject per week

Guidelines – homework tasks

Students will be set a range of learning activities.  These may include:

  • consolidation exercises
  • practice of skills
  • preparation for a lesson
  • research or independent projects

Homework will not always be a written activity and could include watching, listening, reading or discussion.  However, homework should always be meaningful and linked to the scheme of work being followed at the time.