Regular homework will be issued throughout the course. This will preferably be one piece per week although that will depend on the unit being studied. The tasks will include reinforcement of work covered in class, individual research into topics and revision for unit tests.
The nature of the course in S2 means weekly homework is unrealistic. However, there are excellent opportunities to introduce pupils to research skills by setting an extended homework project – to be completed over several weeks - for each of the units studied. Often these projects will benefit from internet research but, where this is impossible, the department can provide materials for pupils to work from. Other homework may consist of revision for unit tests.
Pieces of written homework will be set as appropriate. Pupils will also be expected to spend time reinforcing work covered in the class and revising for unit tests and exams. Occasionally, independent research requiring access to the internet, either at home or at school, may be required.
Intermediate Travel and Tourism
Homework may include past paper questions, finishing off work begun in class or reviewing notes in preparation for exams and assessments. During the autumn term, work can always be carried out on the assessed folio if no other homework is issued.
Pupils will be expected to take a high degree of responsibility for their own learning and progress. Homework questions and tasks may be issued on a weekly basis from either past papers or unit booklets. Often, homework will be finishing tasks begun in class to ensure notes are kept fully up-to-date. There may also be small research projects issued from time to time. There is never an occasion for no homework. If none is formally issued the time should be spent reviewing notes in preparation for assessments and exams.
The Critical Issue and Geographical Study require large amounts of individual research and preparation out with the classroom.