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.
Students and parents can check the homework set and viewing homework timetables below:
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.
The School’s aims in setting homework are:
1. To help students develop good work habits: independent study skills, research skills, time- keeping and resilience.
2. To help students to become self-disciplined and self-motivated towards study.
3. To enable students to practise and reinforce skills learned in the classroom.
4. To consolidate and extend learning begun in class.
5. To enrich study by making greater use of material and sources of information that may not have been available in the classroom.
6. To involve parents and carers in the management of students' learning and keeping them informed about the work students are doing.
7. To allow the teacher to monitor the progress being made by a student and to act on findings.
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.