We value homework very highly at Hulme and consider it to be an essential part of pupils learning. It is used to develop understanding of a subject or an idea, to reinforce work studied in class and perhaps most of all, to develop the habit in pupils of working and thinking for themselves. In year 7 about one hour of homework will be set each night and, as pupils progress through the school, the amount of work they need to do each evening will increase to around two hours.
The nature of homework changes from time to time and will not always consist of a single piece of written work. It might, for example, be something to learn for a test, or a piece of coursework to be completed over several weeks, or a research assignment. At the beginning of the school year each pupil is issued with a homework diary in which they will be required to note the details of each piece of homework set. Additionally, the diary is a means of keeping parents informed. Form tutors regularly check diaries and may ask parents to sign the diary at the end of each week.