What about homework?

These days the emphasis is on students developing their own ability to complete tasks at home and on time. To that end, most secondary schools have explicit policies about homework. Timetables suggesting homework time allocation per subject are standard practice. It is also quite common for students to use homework diaries that are seen and signed by parents as well as teachers.

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Some schools have homework sessions or clubs for individual work and help if it is needed. It is becoming more common for schools to offer study skills programs, usually in Years 9 and 10. Besides offering students guidance, these programs may help parents feel more confident that their child is going about intellectual tasks in a methodical and constructive way.

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