Secondary School

Homework is a key part of learning. It provides an opportunity to review material covered in the classroom and helps to reinforce skills and knowledge. This in turn builds confidence in the student and confidence becomes a platform for success.

The following is a guide to the quantity of home learning to be undertaken at each Year level. There will be times when these suggested timings are exceeded especially prior to examinations and the submission of major assessment work.

Year 7 45 min to 1 hour 4 to 5 times per week
Year 8 1.5 hours 4 to 5 times per week
Year 9 2 hours 4 to 5 times per week
Year 10 2.5 hours 4 to 5 times per week
Year 11 2.5 hours 5 to 6 times per week
Year 12 3 hours 5 to 6 times per week

 

All home learning should be written in the College diary. Set homework that is not completed will be followed up by the teacher and if necessary, parents will be informed of regular or repeatedly missed and incomplete work.

Management of study and home learning time is a crucial factor in academic achievement. Students are encouraged to create a home learning timetable. Students receive instruction in class groups on study and home learning planning. Parents are encouraged to read the students’ diary pages and become familiar with set homework as well as due dates for assessments.