High school students will need to spend a regular time each evening doing homework to consolidate and revise the work they have done in class that day, if they wish to complete their course of study successfully. Homework includes:
- Work set by the classroom teacher
- Individual revision
- Long term tasks.
The length of time spent on homework is dependent on a student’s abilities and will vary.
In Years 7, 8, and 9 students develop responsibility for their own learning. Homework in Years 7, 8, and 9 could be up to, but generally not more than, five hours per week.
In the senior phase of learning young people should generally be independent learners exercising their own judgement as to the out of hours time they devote to their studies. Generally homework could range from two hours per night in Year 10 to up to three hours per night for Year 12.