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How effective is homework?

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Last updated on 9 September 2016
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Does setting homework affect pupils' attainment? We look at a research summary from the EEF's toolkit on how effective homework is in primary and secondary schools. We also relay advice on what makes homework effective for all pupils, including those with SEN, and link to homework policies from schools.

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Contents

  1. 1 Effectiveness of homework: primary and secondary schools
  2. 2 Effectiveness of homework: pupils with SEN
  3. 3 John Hattie: homework has less impact on younger pupils
  4. 4 How long should pupils spend on homework?
  5. 5 What makes homework effective?
  6. 6 Homework policies: examples from 'outstanding' schools

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