International Examinations by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE):
- IGCSE ( The International General Certificate of Secondary Education )
- AS (Advanced Sunsidiary ) Level for Year 11
- A (Advance) Level for Year 12
- USBN (Ujian Sekolah Berstandart Nasional) for Primary 6
- UNBK* for Year 9
- UNBK for Year 12 IPA/IPS
- Homework frequently provides the opportunity to reinforce or practice work that has already been thoroughly covered in class, or to prepare for new topics upcoming.
- The homework is set according to the abilities of the children and should have already been explained in class.
- Sometimes homework provides time to finish unfinished tasks set in school.
- Homework gives the opportunity for children to develop the skills of independent study and self-discipline.
- All assignments should be marked within 3 days of being handed in and returned with positive and constructive comments.
- Reading homework is set to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to help establish a lifelong habit of enjoying books and reading.
- Homework should be completed independently and not with the help of a tutor.
Homework Assignments can include:
- Practice exercises to reinforce a new concept taught in class.
- Revision exercises to consolidate a topic taught earlier.
- Preparation for a test, quiz, and exam.
- Completing work not done in class.
- Corrections to assignments already marked.
- Preparation for the next lesson: reading ahead, preparing notes, planning questions.
- Research to prepare for a new topic: internet, textbook, youtube.
Rationale for having a homework timetable in place at Kingston
- Gives structure to students’ planning.
- Avoids overloading students at times, and little being set at other times.
- Gives structure to teachers’ planning & delivery.
- Allows time to complete syllabi within time frame.
- Allows students time to catch up or extend.
|Pre-Nursery||No homework is given|
|Nursery||On Fridays children take home review worksheets based on topics covered that week in English, Maths and / or Writing. This should take no longer than 5 – 10 minutes. The purpose is for parents to understand what their child has learned in school that week.|
|Kindergarten 1 & 2||On Fridays children take home worksheets based on topics covered that week in English, Maths, Mandarin and / or Writing. This should take no longer than 5 – 10 minutes. The purpose is for parents to understand what their child has learned in school that week.|
|Year 1||A maximum of 15 minutes is set each day.|
|Year 2||A maximum of 20 minutes is set each day.|
|Year 3||A maximum of 30 minutes is set each day.|
|Year 4||A maximum of 30 minutes is set each day.|
|Year 5||A maximum of 45 minutes is set each day.|
|Year 6||A maximum of 60 minutes is set each day.|
|Year 7||12 x 30 minutes per week: 1 or 1 ½ hours per evening.|
|Year 8||15 x 30 minutes per week: 1 ½ hours per evening.|
|Year 9 & 10||x 30 minutes per evening Monday – Thursday. 3 x 45 minutes at the weekend.|
|Year 11 & 12||3 x 30 minutes per evening Monday – Thursday. 3 x 45 minutes at the weekend.|
Academic honesty means that every piece of work you produce is yours, and only yours: it is not copied from anyone else, or from any other source, such as the internet or a book. This applies to images as well as words. When you are quoting from another source, you must give credit to the owner:
e.g: “You cannot teach anybody anything, you can only make them think.” (Socrates)
It is the School’s responsibility to ensure that the highest standards of honesty are maintained, thus safeguarding the interests of its students and the School’s reputation.
Deceitful acts include:
- Copying another person’s work or allowing one’s own work to be copied.
- Carrying or passing information unfairly in class, in a test or examination.
- Falsifying data.
- Telling lies in relation to work.
- Avoiding work set or tested.
- Stealing other people’s work or ideas (this is known as plagiarism).
Plagiarism means presenting another person’s work (for example, from a textbook) as if it were your own. If you do not use quotation marks or fail to give the name of the author, the title of the book and page reference (this we call “acknowledging the source”), you are committing an act of plagiarism – even if non-deliberate.
Academic dishonesty means cheating yourself.
You might be tempted to copy someone else’s work because you have not done the work yourself and the deadline has arrived, or because the work is too difficult for you.
Cheating is not the answer. Progress can never be made through academic dishonesty and, in the end, you cheat yourself of a proper education.
You should never:
- Submit work copied from another person.
- Allow their work to be copied.
- Copy from a source without acknowledgement (plagiarism).
- Hog, monopolize or hide school books or library books.
- Alter a record, grade sheet, report, letter of reference or similar document.
- Forge a letter, signature, reply-slip or similar document.
- Change marks or scores.
- Misrepresent your results, certificates or other credentials.
- Disobey instructions in a test or examination (if you talk after being told not to in an exam it is an act of cheating no matter what you were saying or what your intentions were).
Teachers should never allow an act of cheating to go unreported