Assignment Policy


1.Purpose of Assignment

Assignments are designed to facilitate students’ learning and apprise teachers of students’ progress of learning so as to devise the right strategy to ensure the effectiveness of learning and teaching.


2.Policy

(a) There is a wide variety of assignments, including worksheets, lesson preparation, note-taking, research, book reports, oral practice, newspaper clippings, project, etc.

(b) Three types of assignments for different purposes (Pre-lesson, Lesson and Post-lesson)

Assignment

Purpose

Pre-lesson*

Use for lesson preparation to understand students’ existing knowledge and learning difficulties.

Lesson

Explain teaching content, provide learning frameworks, and assist students in constructing knowledge.

Post-lesson*

Consolidate what has been learned in the lesson and understand whether students can apply what they learned to solve problems.

*Pre-lesson and Post-lesson assignment: Most students do it at home, which is also called homework.

 

(c)Assignments are designed by the subject teachers for teaching. Head of department is responsible for setting up a mechanism to review the quality of the assignments.

 

(d)Head of department will set out the core assignments at each form. These assignments are distributed to students uniformly and require all students to complete them to ensure the depth of  learning and teaching progress in each class. Head of department will also regularly review the quantity of assignments to avoid excessive amounts of students’ homework.

 

(e)Subject teachers will design extended assignments based on the core assignments to cater for individual differences. In higher-ability classes, extended assignments can give students high challenges. In less-able classes, extended assignments can first help students revisit knowledge concepts and then complete core assignments.