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Homework

The Queensland Government has released a Homework in State Schools policy (new window) 203k  that sets out guidelines for homework, including the amount of time students should spend on homework each week.  

 

The policy recommends the following maximum homework hours over a week:

 

In the Prep Year, generally students will not be set homework.

 
In Years 1, 2 and 3, set homework could be up to but generally not more than 1 hour per week.

In the Middle Phase (Year 4 to Year 9) some homework can be completed daily or over a weekly or fortnightly period

and may:

 
- include daily independent reading
 
- be coordinated across different subject areas
 
- include extension of class work, projects and research.
 
Homework in Year 4 and Year 5 could be up to but generally not more than 2-3 hours per week.
 

Homework in Year 6 could be up to but generally not more than 3-4 hours per week.