The importance of Homework
On average, the impact of homework on learning is consistently positive, leading to an average five months’ additional progress. Homework also teaches pupils how to problem solve, think independently, and build an understanding and interest of issues studied in class. Other benefits include:
- Developing strategies around time management.
- Teaching pupils how to problem solve.
- Opportunity to review the class material.
- Homework gives parents a chance to see what pupils are learning in school.
- Pupils develop responsibility for their part in the learning.
- Pupils increase their ability to work independently.
What type of homework will I get?
Homework in Key Stage Three can take different forms, such as a research piece of work relating to the current topic being studied in class. It may also involve reading as a way to allow pupils to gain a background knowledge to upcoming lessons in the curriculum. In some lessons, pupils may be set a longer-term project to allow creativity and independent thought from pupils also.
Where can I go for help?
Pupils who would like to discuss or access help with their homework can do so by going directly to their subject teacher in the first instance. They can of course, also go to talk through the homework with their personal tutor or head of year during tutor times or at social time. Pupils can also access homework club after school and the ICT room is open at social times for those wanting to complete their homework.