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 day.
- To develop and apply the skills learned in class.
- To give students the opportunity to develop independent working habits.
- 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 their 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.