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Home Learning and Study

Home Learning 

Research shows that there are many benefits of home learning at secondary school including: Immediate benefits: 

  • Better retention of factual knowledge ● Increased understanding ● Better critical thinking, concept formation and information processing 

Longer term benefits: 

  • Willingness to learn during leisure time ● Improved attitude to school ● Better study habits and skills 

Non-academic effects: 

  • Greater self-direction ● Greater self-discipline ● Better time organisation ● More inquisitiveness ● More independent problem solving ● Greater parental involvement in schooling 

Our updated home learning policy now emphasises setting purposeful home learning where quality is the main consideration rather than quantity. Home learning will be set for the following purposes: 

  • Pre-learning ● Checking for understanding ● Practice ● Processing