Homework is an essential part of learning and develops students’ lifelong learning skills. Research has shown that regular and effective homework accelerates students' progress while also promoting the development of independent learning and organisational skills.
Homework provides opportunities for students to consolidate and apply what they have learnt in the classroom and helps students prepare for their next lessons. It also provides a valuable opportunity for parents and carers to become involved in their child’s learning.
Agreeing to complete homework on time is part of the learning contract students sign when they start at Duke and Duches of Cambridge Academy, and parents/carers also sign to say they will support their children in this.
Each homework is explained clearly, with a date given for its completion, an estimated length of time that the homework should take to complete, and all materials (resources or web links) necessary to complete it successfully.