Students are expected to consolidate what
has been taught at school by home study.
Students should revise what has been done at school during the day. Assignment work is an integral part of some
courses of study and failure to submit such assignments may affect academic
results. As students study a variety of
subjects, some of which require more assignments to be done than in others, it
is difficult to set an exact amount of time that should be spent on home
However, it is expected that the
average student would spend the following time on homework:
7: 45 mins per
Year 8 & 9: 1 hour per night
Year 10: 90 min per night
11 & 12: 2 hours per
Students pursuing academic programs may need to spend more time than
that indicated above.
Some study hints
is most important. Students must be aware of why they are studying a subject.
must write down in class the work set by the teacher. This is the minimum to be done. Students must constantly revise, read more
widely about the subject, do problem solving of his/her own, etc.
should question teachers closely on any aspect of the work, even the simplest
aspects, if they do not understand.
an absence from school, students should approach their teachers to discover
what they missed and seek their help in making up the deficiency immediately.
- At home,
students should, as far as possible, be isolated from distractions during the
time of study e.g. radio, television, visitors.
There is no such thing as “No homework”. Students of high school age can
be expected to revise, read and research subject related matter if they have no
set tasks or assignments. Please contact
the relevant Head of Year if you have any concerns.