Homework
Policy
Homework is made obligatory because the homeschooling hours are minimal considering those of an average school child. With this in mind, and that the students are being homeschooled by their parents, their homeschooling time should be maintained by the additional time required to review, prepare and submit homework on a regular basis.
We believe it should be reasonable in length and expectations so students have time for after school activities and to pursue other interests. Where possible, assignments will be given before the weekend, which should help students to manage their time and develop good study habits as well as allow them to pursue activities outside of the classroom.

Procedure

 Homework includes reading for at least 20 minutes each day (see table below). Reading is one of the best ways for students to improve their overall ability to improve language and learn, understand and grasp situations better; therefore students should be encouraged to read every night in English (and Arabic if able). This includes reading books together with your child.

 Homework may include practice or review of material already studied in class, and can involve applying concepts learned in daily life. (Completing 3 or 4 math problems is enough to know if the student understands the concept on their own. There is no need to do 20.)
 Homework should always be the idea and work of the student.
 It is important that students put in their best effort in homework. Assignments should be completed neatly, and submitted on time.
 Parents can write notes if there are special issues resulting in homework not being completed. Students who have given their best effort, but are unable to solve the problems can just circle them and see the teacher for extra help.
Furthermore, homework is included as a formative assessment, and serves as an indicator of the student’s level of understanding. It is also assessed on the work habit rubric for inclusion in the effort grade.

Homework timetables are available for parents online. Teachers may only assign homework at the end of each class. Long-term assignments and projects that students will be required to undertake will be factored into this timetable in order to have a balance of time and quality.

Homework will be divided into two categories: compulsory and optional. While compulsory homework will carry marks, optional homework submitted will earn students bonus points.

All homework will be marked and assessed by the respective subject teacher.
Allocation of Homework  

 

QT

Reading
(A/E)

Arabic
Studies

Islamic
Studies

English
LA

Math

Social
Studies

Science

Grade 1 

Daily

Daily

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

2/s

2/s

Grade 2

Daily

Daily

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

2/s

2/s

Grade 3

Daily

Daily

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

2/s

2/s

Grade 4

Daily

Daily

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

2/s

2/s

Grade 5

Daily

Daily

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

1/wk

2/s

2/s

Grade 6

Daily

Daily

TBA/wk

TBA/wk

TBA/wk

TBA/wk

TBA/s

TBA/s

 

1/wk (per week); 2/s (per Semester); TBA (To be advised)

 

Grading Homework

A+

Work completed at a level far above what is expected of an average student in a specified year group

A

Work completed at a level well above what is expected of an average student in a specified year group

B

Work completed at a level above what is expected of an average student in a specified year group

C

Work completed at a level below what is expected of an average student in a specified year group

Last modified: Friday, 17 June 2016, 4:01 AM