Senior School Homework
In the secondary department a wide range of homework tasks are given for each subject area as appropriate. This may include internet-related tasks and internet access is made available during the school day for any pupils for whom this is a difficulty.
Quantity and level of difficulty of homework will increase as pupils progress through the secondary department. In the senior phase it is expected that pupils will undertake independent daily revision over and above specific tasks set in order to achieve success in external exams. This is the responsibility of the child and their parents. Teachers will assist pupils if an area of difficulty is raised by parents or pupils.
We actively encourage parental involvement in children’s homework to allow the parent to see the work/skill that is being reinforced, the standard their child is working at and to encourage independent work as the skills develop. Parents are encouraged to sign completed homework to signify their child has consolidated work and presented it neatly and correctly.
We encourage the use of technology in the setting of homework tasks and submissions, for example emailing, blogging, and iTunes U.
Cedars School acknowledges the complexity and diversity of present day lifestyles and the wide spectrum of parenting and working arrangements which impact on the area of homework. Therefore, parents are encouraged to contact the school as early as possible to discuss any matters causing concern in this area or any area relating to their children.
Homework Aims S4-S6