At Coundon Court, homework and independent learning is an important opportunity to focus on recall and retrieval practice to secure the knowledge gained during the classroom experience and ensure that knowledge is revisited over time for the purpose of moving into the long term memory. Students may be asked to self-quiz in preparation for lesson quizzes/tests, key words and definition tests, respond to multiple-choice questions, or complete problems or questions to consolidate material learned previously.
The retrieval practice will be designed to focus around the key knowledge students need to know for their current sequence of lessons – or any prior knowledge that needs to be revisited in order for students to make links to the bigger picture of their learning.
Students are expected to complete 5 hours of independent study per subject per week. Students who take 3 subjects will therefore have approximately 3 hours of homework per night.