Bookwork Guidelines

Bookwork Guidelines

Students are required to adhere to the following guidelines:

1.   Purchase the correct materials, books and equipment for each subject.  Most subjects from Years 7 to 10 will require at least two exercise books.  One book will be for the completion of class work and notes. Some subjects might require another exercise book for homework or drafts of assignments and essays.  Every Core Subject will require an exercise book for the completion of a Learning Journal.  Students should check with class teachers concerning the number of books required.  Students must have the specified exercise books throughout the year and ensure that they are replaced if finished or lost.  All books should have the student’s name and Form class clearly written on the front cover.  Covering books in contact is strongly encouraged as it will help them to last longer.

2.   A folder or ring binder will help store the exercise books in an organised manner.

3.   Some practical subjects may require students to keep a portfolio.  Teachers of these subjects will inform students about this early in their academic program.

4.   Several subjects have specially compiled and printed workbooks which are specified on the booklist and purchased by students.  These workbooks are specific to the unit being studied and should be kept neat, clean and graffiti free.  Students are normally required to use these books for study and revision; therefore they should be stored carefully.

5.   Bookwork is designed to be a record of the student’s daily work and lesson material.  It is a useful source of revision and study material.

6.   Exercise books used for homework are a record of the student’s completion of set tasks as well as a source of study and revision for tests and exams.

7.   Work in these exercise books should be set out as follows:

·      A margin should be ruled down the left hand side of the page and a line ruled across the top of the page in red pen.

·      The page should be dated.

·      A heading indicating the work title or exercises should also be at the top of the page.

·      Work should be set out correctly using the accepted classroom standard for Maths; correct spelling, grammar and paragraphs for notes and other work.

·      All work should be completed in a neat, orderly and sequential manner.

·      Generally all work will be completed in blue or black pen.  Pencil is acceptable for diagrams and graphs.

·      Straight lines should be made using a ruler.

·      Written errors should be corrected with a single line strike out or using correction tape (no liquid paper or scribbling)

8.   Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in students being asked to repeat written work until it is of a satisfactory standard.

9.   Students are required to keep all of their materials, including their College bag, workbooks, textbooks, novels, pencil case and contents, exercise books, need, clean and graffiti free.  Failure to keep these items in good condition will result in students being obliged to purchase replacements for any damaged or defaced items.

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