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  • The British College of Brazil

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Homework

We consider homework to be an excellent way to review or reinforce work taught in school, rather than a way to extend learning. We also recognise that there should be a balance between studying and relaxation at home. 

 

Homework should be: 

  • Manageable for parents, students and teachers 
  • Directly related to students’ class work and the school curriculum 
  • Regarded as important and monitored by parents and teachers 
  • Clearly understood by all students in term of objectives and feedback. 

Primary School Homework

The class teacher is responsible for providing opportunities for homework, ensuring that the demands are manageable and relevant. Homework starts in a small way for Reception students and gradually increases as they progress through the years. Homework should be varied, including many areas of the curriculum such as Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Mental Mathematics, Written Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, and Art.

Normally, homework is reading and spelling and then an appropriate amount of written work. Teachers will aim to keep parents informed as much as possible so they can be involved in their child’s learning. We particularly encourage parents to read with their child as often as possible at home; the enjoyment and knowledge that young children get from books is invaluable at this age. 

Secondary School Homework

Homework is a big part of Secondary school life and will often be given on a daily basis. It is particularly important when students reach their (I)GCSEs, ensuring they have covered the syllabus in enough depth before they sit their exams. Homework in Secondary usually involves an extension of a class lesson; revising and practicing what they have already learnt; preparation and conducting research. As well as improving grades, homework also helps students develop a good work ethic, stick to deadlines, learn to work independently, and develop skills such as research and organisation.