Our aim is that all students at RIAG achieve their potential and we strongly believe that homework is an integral part of this learning process. Through homework students reflect on what they have learned; it gives them the opportunity to test their knowledge and consolidate their learning.
Regular homework encourages students to develop self-discipline, independent thought processes and individual study skills. It is an accepted fact that students cannot complete the work required for GCSE to a high standard without homework.
- Key Stage 3: expectation that students complete 5 to 7 hours of homework per week.
- Key Stage 4: expectation that students complete at least ten hours of private study per week.
For homework to be an effective learning tool the school requires parental co-operation. You can further support your daughter’s learning by:
- Regularly checking the student planner to see what homework has been set
- Providing time and a quiet space away from distractions
- Making homework a part of their daily routine.
- Taking a positive interest and talking to your child about their assignments
- Helping to create a ‘to do’ list and prioritising work which is due first
- Providing positive support and guidance, but not to complete work for them
- Insisting work is finished, and to the best of your child’s ability
- Ensure they take regular breaks
To help promote the daily routine of recording and planning homework students are issued with a student planner. The planner will be used to help communication between the school and home.