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How effective is homework?

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Last updated on 15 December 2017
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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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  1. 1 Impact in primary and secondary schools
  2. 2 Impact on pupils with SEN
  3. 3 How long should pupils spend on homework?
  4. 4 What makes homework effective?
  5. 5 Homework policies

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