Author: Nicole Jackson

Homework in UK schools – how much is enough?

There has been debate surrounding homework in primary and secondary schools, especially after a primary school in Fort William and a secondary school in Essex banned homework and opted to let students read books and magazines during the time they would have used to do their homework. This decision understandably caused a division in opinions, with some people supporting it and others opposing it. Is homework necessary, especially in the lower years? Homework is necessary in schools, but it should be given in moderation. Many schools give homework to students to gauge how much they have learnt in a...

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The role of extracurricular activities in a student’s development

It has been argued that extracurricular activities are not very important in a schoolchild’s life. I, however, differ with that. A student’s social life is as important as their academic life, for their development. There is so much pressure on students, especially in secondary schools, to perform well in their exams and attain high grades. This, by all means, is not wrong – wanting students to perform exemplarily well in their exams is normal. The problem comes in when students have no life outside their classrooms; when all they do and think about is their books. They become zombies...

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