Homework is not an optional extra, but an essential part of a good education1999 White Paper, Excellence in Schools
Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is important in raising student achievement.
Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement, and develops students' study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of learning of each curriculum area. When the classroom is flipped, homework can be preparatory work for the next lesson.
Students have a planner to write down any homework reminders in, but all homework at ICHS is set via ClassCharts.
Homework can be found without a ClassCharts login at:
Frequency and length of homework
Students should expect to receive homework from each of their lessons at least twice a fortnight. Students in Year 7 should expect around 1 hour of homework per evening, with this rising to 1¼ - 1½ hours in Year 8. In Year 9, students can expect around 1½ - 2 hours per evening.
Students should expect to receive homework from each of their subjects at least twice or three times a fortnight. Students in Years 10 and 11 should expect to receive 2 - 2½ hours homework per evening.
Students in Years 12 and 13 can expect homework from every lesson. On average this would equate to around 5 hours per subject per week outside of lessons in Year 12 and 6 hours per week outside of lessons in Year 13.