Homework Policy (Grades 5-12)

Homework is set for the following reasons:

■        It helps to prepare students for exams and tests.

■        It helps to reinforce what has been taught in the classroom.

■        It helps prepare students for what is going to be taught in the classroom.

■        It enables parents to actively engage in their child's education.

DMES students are expected to complete one to two homework subjects per night, depending on the grade and the homework schedule (link). In many subjects, the quality of the homework carries a percentage weight in relation to the student’s overall semester mark. It is expected that students complete the homework set in the agreed time frame (as set by the teacher) and that the work handed in is solely representative of the student’s own work.