Castle Douglas High School

Achievement, Respect, Unity

Homework Policy

Castle Douglas High SchoolPublished on Thursday 15 May 2014

Homework is considered to be an important learning tool within the school as it:

  •    Helps to develop good study habits
  •    Allows parents to be involved in their child’s learning
  •    Encourages motivation and learning
  •    Inspires confidence in school work
  •    Helps pupils to practise what they have learned in class
  •    Helps with exam and test preparation.
  •    Consolidating on work undertaken in class
  •    Completing unfinished work from class
  •    Written exercises
  •    Revision for a class test
  •    Finding facts for a classroom project
  •    Preparing for a talk

Homework exercises might be:

  •    Consolidating on work undertaken in class
  •    Completing unfinished work from class
  •    Written exercises
  •    Revision for a class test
  •    Finding facts for a classroom project
  •    Preparing for a talk

All pupils receive homework from subject departments on a regular basis and it is the responsibility of the pupils to record homework in the diary issued in school and to ensure that they complete homework on time and to the best of their ability.

Parents can help monitor the completion of homework by checking and signing the homework diary on a weekly basis. A leaflet giving parents further details of homework for each of the stages will be made available during the year.

Further information can be found on the Subject pages.

Homework Room

Room 14, on the first floor, is set aside every lunchtime from 1.10 pm to 1.35 pm for any pupil to use as a quiet place to do homework.  It can also be used as a quiet place to read, draw, write or study. Members of staff are there to offer help and support with work but the work is not done for pupils.