Homework is valued by the staff at Bethany College as a means of consolidating and extending learning.
The following guidelines published in the student diary are used to assist students and teachers in homework management.
Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning by completing homework on a regular basis.
Formal tasks are set to enable students to consolidate classroom learning.
Homework also includes time for independent research, assignments, projects and exam preparation.
Students are encouraged to develop their planning and organization skills so that they meet timelines for completion of work. In terms of the amount of time to be spent on homework the following is a general rule.
Monday to Thursday
Year 7 and 8: 1-1.5 hours per night
Year 9 and 10: 1.5-2.5 hours per night
Year 11: 2.5-3 hours per night
Year 12: 3 hours per night
The equivalent of one week night