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Dunfermline High School

Homework Policy

 

For all homework tasks, pupils will receive a minimum of two written comments focusing on strengths and next steps based on task completion. This will almost always be supplemented with verbal feedback and, where required, a pupil-teacher discussion of key points.

 

Stage

Homework

Volume / Frequency

Information

S1 & S2 BGE

Multiple choice and short response tasks issued via ‘Show My Homework’.

 

 

Estimated 30-60 minutes; termly

Quiz based responses and short response answers focusing on deepening knowledge of course content; pupil opportunities to highlight next steps through self-evaluation and reflection tasks.

S3 Elective

Tasks issued linked to developing pupil knowledge of key course components and contents in the lead up to a National 3/4/5 course in S4.

Estimated 2 hours cumulatively; termly

Tasks range from short answer responses to more detail description and explanation of key aspects featured within the PE ‘Cycle of Analysis’.

S4 National 3/4/5

Tasks linked to preparation for portfolio content and development of course content

 

 

 

Completion of logbooks / short answer responses to questions focusing on key National 3/4 unit requirements.

Estimated 1-2 hours cumulatively; fortnightly

For National 5, pupils to work through tasks similar to demands of written portfolio assessment tool in order to become more equipped to complete written aspects of course in controlled conditions. Key focus will be on components and details of the ‘Cycle of Analysis’, and command words used.

For National 3/4, pupils will be issued with tasks relevant to their Personal Development Plan with regards to their Performance Development. Information and progress logged on ‘Show My Homework’.

S5 & S6 Higher / National 3/4/5

Tasks issued relevant to development of course knowledge and preparation for written exam

 

 

Tasks linked to preparation for portfolio content and development of course content

 

Estimated 1-2 hours cumulatively; fortnightly

For Higher, exam style questions used to develop pupil understanding of course content and to provide opportunity for pupils to practise structure of answers and experience of different terminologies. Tasks will allow access for all pupils, including ‘A’ and ‘B’ style questions, with ‘C’ level questions included in all tasks.

For National 3/4/5, tasks issued as per S4.

Information and progress logged on ‘Show My Homework’.

 

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