Homework at St Francis Xavier School
One of the questions that many of our Year 6s have been asking is about what homework is like at secondary school. Homework is a really important aspect of life at secondary school. Your teachers will set you regular homework. This might be specific tasks or project based work. Teachers will ask you to write your homework in your planner to help you organise it. They will also put it onto a system called 'My Child At School (MCAS)' which your parents can access so they know what your homework is too. Teachers will always tell you how long to spend on your homework so you know how much you should be working at home. It is important to get into a good routine with your homework and keep up to date with it. You will want to have a quiet place where you can work at home free from distractions.
Here is what Georgia and James in Year 7 said about homework:
'You get more than primary school but it is manageable but it is only manageable if you don't leave it to last minute'
'always use your planner to write down the homework and if you are not sure then ask the teacher before it is due or a teaching assistant or your form tutor, there are lots of people who can help.'