Homework is part of a range of ‘out of class tasks’ that build on classroom activities. These include weekly homework clubs, Easter Study Clubs, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, educational visits, creative ventures and other events traditionally referred to as ‘extra curricular’. Homework is recognised as having an important role to play in the education of pupils and evidence suggests that it can be equivalent to an additional year of study over the course of a secondary school career.
These tasks should be an integral part of the total learning experience enhancing learning, improving attainment, developing organisational skills, promoting independent learning and developing the good study habits that are essential for examination success.
All departments are expected to set appropriate homework tasks for pupils at all stages.
Read our full homework policy (2016).
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