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What are the benefits of homework?

Homework is a set of tasks or assignments that are assigned to students by teachers or educators to be completed outside of the classroom. These tasks are usually related to the material covered in class and may include reading, writing, problem-solving, research, or other activities that reinforce and extend the learning that took place in the classroom.

Homework is designed to help students practise and apply what they have learned, develop important skills such as time management and independent learning, and prepare for tests and exams.

Homework has several benefits that can contribute to a student's overall academic success, including:

Reinforcement of concepts

Homework can help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom by providing students with the opportunity to practise and apply what they have learned.

Improvement of study habits

Homework helps students develop good study habits, time management skills, and organisational skills that will be useful throughout their academic and professional lives.

Preparation for exams

Homework can serve as preparation for exams by providing students with practice problems and questions that are similar to those that may appear on exams.

Increased engagement

Homework can help increase student engagement and participation in the classroom by encouraging students to take an active role in their learning.

Communication with parents

Homework provides an opportunity for parents to be involved in their child's education and to stay informed about what their child is learning in school.

Development of independent learning skills

Homework can help students develop independent learning skills, such as self-motivation, self-discipline, and self-reliance, which are important for success in college and beyond.

However, it's important to note that excessive homework can have negative effects on students, such as increased stress levels, reduced leisure time, and a negative impact on mental health. Therefore, homework should be balanced and carefully planned to maximise its benefits while minimising its drawbacks.

If you notice your child is struggling with their homework and needs extra support with their learning, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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