Homework Mission Statement

In the English Department the issue and completion of homework is a crucial way of ensuring all young people develop their capabilities to become successful learners who have confidence in their skills and abilities. Homework also encourages young people to play an active role in their learning, working with staff and sharing responsibility for their progress. We aim to encourage young people to develop an informed and responsible attitude towards major issues that affect society through the study of literature and language, and be able to contribute effectively to discussions.

Parents, carers and guardians can expect all S1 pupils to receive weekly homework as part of their Curriculum for Excellence Broad General educational experience. This homework can take many forms, not always written homework, and will differ from class to class depending on the material being studied. Examples of the kind of S1 homework to expect for your child include:

  • Check the homework diary regularly
  • Encourage their child to take care of it and carry it daily
  • Check that work is completed
  • Encourage their child to talk about their work
  • Listen to their ideas and preparation for individual talks
  • Help to correct mistakes
  • Offer advice on planning
  • Encourage reading as often as possible. Reading on a regular basis will improve confidence, vocabulary and writing skills

Useful web sites and resources

General information about English and Curriculum for Excellence

BBC Bitesize


BBC English

BBC Schools

BBC Learning Zone

Past Papers and Answers Click Here.