High School Homework Approach

Homework Indication

Homework is an important aspect of developing a student’s ability to succeed academically. The image provides a recommended guide to the amount of time your High School student should be spending on their homework, based on their year level.

Are assignments part of homework?

Yes. As the term progresses, students will need to spend more time at home completing their assignments. Class time is allocated to these, but most assessment items require additional time spent working on them at home. If a student procrastinates or wastes the lesson time provided, they will need to spend extra time at home preparing for an assignment or exam and this additional stress and hard work is self-imposed. We encourage students to set up a homework space in a quiet area, free from distractions (including devices). Even a short amount of time can be very productive when a student remains fully focused. 

What should we do if it seems like there is too much homework? 

Ensure that time spent on homework is as productive as possible (are distractions being avoided?). Consider time management and planning of homework across the week. If homework is regularly taking more than the suggested time, please make contact with the classroom teacher to discuss solutions.