The setting and completion of homework is a vital part of the education of every student at Buxton School. Homework forms a vital part of the challenging curriculum that is offered to every student at Buxton School. Homework develops within each student, organisational skills, independent learning skills and helps create students that are capable of working to, and meeting, deadlines.
Aims of Homework:The aims of setting homework can be summarised as follows;
To enhance the whole learning experience.
To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding developed in school.
To raise the achievement of all students.
To improve the motivation of all students.
To encourage and develop independent learning.
To increase self-discipline and help develop a personal responsibility for a student’s own learning.
To encourage learning as an out of school activity.
To encourage and improve home – school links.
To sustain the involvement of parents / carers in the management of students’ learning and keep them informed about the work students are doing.
Types of Homework:Types of effective homework can be summarised as follows;
An extension of classwork to develop or clarify further aspects of the subject.
A separate piece of research work on a familiar or relatively new topic.
Preparation for a future lesson.
Revision for a test, learning and memorising.
A reading task.
A written assignment or exercise.
Drafting and redrafting a piece of work.
A practical task.
Completion of a worksheet.
An oral task.
Research from reference books.
Research from text books.
Collection of specific data.
Writing up notes, experiments, surveys, questionnaires.
Presentation of specific data.
Preparation of a poster or other visual material.
Completion of classwork not finished in the lesson.