Homework is work that is set to be done outside the taught curriculum. It contains an element of independent study as it is not directly supervised by a teacher. Homework can be completed within school, for example, in the LRC (Learning Resource Centre) when tasks require books, software or equipment not found readily at home. Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum.
Homework tasks should be recorded in students’ planners. A detailed record of each task is also available on Show My Homework, a web-based programme which not only gives details of the but also gives deadlines, time guides and links to resources or websites for help in completing the task.