Here at Regents Park, we believe that homework is an important part of students’ progress. It can support and extend the learning in a classroom, develop independence and establish positive routines in preparation for GCSE revision.
Homework is set regularly using Google Classroom. Students have been issued with their logon details and passwords as well as class codes. This enables them to see tasks, access teacher resources and links and complete online. Students can, of course, complete homework in a written form if they prefer.
In Year 7, part of our transition process is to support Year 7 in managing homework. To this aim, weekly homework will only be set in the first term in English, Maths, Science and MFL. This will be followed in Term 2 with weekly homework in History and Geography. Other subjects will set fortnightly homework from that start of Term 3.
In Year 8, students will be set homework in all subjects. Like Year 7, English, Maths, Science, MFL, History and Geography will be set weekly, whereas the other subjects will set fortnightly tasks.
In Years 9, 10 and 11 all subjects will set weekly homework.
The type of activity and time required to complete will vary according to students’ needs and abilities. SEND students can access additional support in room 12 where a support club is held. The school library is open before and after school as well as at break and lunch. Students can use resources here to complete homework, including ICT. Specific computers are designated for Google Classroom and the librarian is able there to support.
Homework will be tracked and monitored and students’ effort will be rewarded with achievement points.
All codes for Google Classroom can be found at Google Classroom Codes