Homework develops independent study and enables students to become life-long learners.
Why homework matters - five key reasons
As the world of education changes, homework is more important than ever. So, what are the five most important reasons homework is important in modern education?
- GCSE courses are moving away from ‘controlled assessments’ and modular exams to a greater emphasis on end of course exams. As this happens, it is essential pupils become independent learners at as early an age as possible.
- With the emergence of the internet, information is more readily available than any other time in history. Relevant, investigative, homework tasks inspire pupils to explore this wealth of information for themselves.
- Beyond academic success, important life skills can be learnt through independent study. Only by working without the support of teachers can pupils learn how to self-manage and find answers for themselves.
- It isn’t the work completed in class that will ultimately decide pupils’ GCSE results. It’s the hours at home or in the library that allow pupils to hone the knowledge and skills required for success.
- Homework can be fun! It’s an opportunity for parents and other adults to take an active interest in what their child is doing.