The Purpose of Homework
- To reinforce and supplement the work done in class
- To complete material started in class.
- To act as a bridge between the work of one day and the next
- To develop and apply the skills learnt in class
- To give students the opportunity to develop independent working habits
- To help organisation and self-discipline skills
- To help teachers to keep a continuous assessment of a student’s work
- To help students to achieve their potential
Students should record all homework in their homework journal
If a student misses a class, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain all homework details.
Students are expected to make an honest effort to the best of her ability to complete in full the homework in a well presented manner and on time.
The Role of Parents/ Guardians:
As partners in their children’s education, parents/guardians should to take an active interest in their daughter’s homework.
Homework allows parents the opportunity to monitor progress.
Parents/guardians can help by:
Providing adequate facilities to enable their children to undertake their homework, such as a suitable space, heat, and freedom from noise and other interference.
Providing adequate supervision as appropriate to the needs of the student.
Examining their daughter’s homework journal regularly.
Furnishing an explanatory note in the event that homework is incomplete or not done.
Duration of Homework:
We suggest the following as a broad guideline
1st Year: 1.5 hours
2nd Year: 2 – 2.5 hours
3rd Year: 2.5 – 3 hours
5th Year: 2.5 – 3 hours
6th Year: 3 – 4 hours
Homework is an integral part of the reinforcement of learning.
Students can achieve success through revision:
- On a daily basis of the work covered in class that day.
- Regular revision of completed topics