Homework Policy

It is the policy of this College to set regular homework in all subjects. Homework tasks usually involve one or more of the following:

  • Set work based on the daily work in the subject.
  • A task related to revision of the day’s lesson and/or some past work – this might be revision for a test for example.
  • Major assignments and tasks which need to be worked on over a lengthy period. The student needs to budget his time for such a task and record this in the diary, otherwise rushed last-minute efforts are made with little benefit to the student.

Work that is poorly presented or reveals little effort on the part of the student may be required to be presented again.

A consistent disregard of homework tasks will be considered a serious matter.

Assessment details for Years 10, 11 and 12 are given by each Subject Department at the start of courses and reminders issued at appropriate times.

A Guide to Recommended Times for Homework

These times indicate the amount of time the average student would need to spend on home study if he wished to keep up with his work.  Parents are encouraged to communicate with subject teachers via the diary when issues about homework arise.

Years 5 and 6 45 minutes to 1 hour (4 times a week)
Years 7 and 8 1 1/2 hours (5 times a week)
Year 9 2 hours (5 times a week)
Year 10 2 1/2 hours (5 times a week)
Years 11 and 12 3 hours plus (6 times a week)