Homework Policy



Homework refers to any activities that students are asked to complete outside of class time. Homework helps students by complementing and reinforcing classroom learning. It helps to establish patterns of behaviour for lifelong learning, self-discipline, concentration and study.

Homework provides an opportunity for students to;


  • practice, extend and consolidate work done in class
  • take responsibility for their own learning
  • develop skills that enable planning and organising time
  • develop skills in identifying and using information resources.


Types of Homework


Practice Exercises


These activities help students to remember and practice newly acquired knowledge and skills. They may include:

  • Revision and critical reflection of the work done in class to consolidate learning (practicing for mastery)
  • memorising knowledge (e.g. mathematical formulae; terminology )
  • reading
  • writing essays
  • practising skills (e.g. language words or phrases; physical education skills;playing musical instruments; mathematical problems; subject specificterminology; dance or drama performances)
  • writing up process diaries or practical work
  • completion of work commenced in class


Preparatory Homework


These activities provide opportunities for students to source and read background information to prepare them for future lessons on a specific subject. They may include:

  • reading background information
  • reading English texts for class discussion
  • researching topics
  • collecting newspaper articles
  • preparation for exams and class tests
  • preparation for assessment tasks


Major Works


(Body of works / projects/ performances)

  • preparation / investigation / collection of ideas
  • research and brainstorming of ideas and topics
  • internet and library research
  • resourcing of materials
  • diary and folio explorations
  • completion and continuation of classwork
  • evaluation


Extension Assignments


These activities provide opportunities that encourage students to pursue knowledge individually and imaginatively. They may include:

  • completing an investigation
  • research tasks
  • interdisciplinary explorations
  • multimedia projects
  • internet research