At St Ursula’s Convent School we seek to ensure that every pupil achieves her full potential academically. Regular homework is an essential element in this process.
Pupils are expected to spend the following amount of time on each subject per homework:
|Year 7||30 mins|
|Year 8||35/40 mins|
|Year 9||45 mins|
|Year 10 & 11||60 mins|
At the beginning of each school year every pupil is given a homework timetable which the pupil must enter into their journal.
Various types of homework task (writing, learning, research etc.) may be set to reflect and support the nature of the work being done in class.
Pupils should follow the Green Pen Policy, found in pupil journals, for all of the homework tasks that they complete.
Homework is important because:
- Homework improves your child’s thinking and memory
- Homework helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life
- Homework encourages your child to use time wisely
- It teaches your child to work independently
- Homework teaches your child to take responsibility for their work
- It allows your child to review and practice what has been covered in class
- It helps your child to get ready for the next day’s lessons
- Homework helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and web sites to find information
- Homework enables your child to explore subjects more fully than classroom time permits
- Homework is an opportunity for parents to engage with and understand the learning that is happening in school
Please click on this link to view our current Homework Timetable and scroll down to view each year group.