Learning is for life

Homework is a significant way through which we increase students’ Understanding and Mastery of content and skills, and raise standards.

The expectations of new exam syllabuses and a move to terminal examinations in all subjects over the next three years, means that students must be supported to consolidate, review and revise learning outside of lessons in order to fully master the knowledge and skills they require. Homework is a vital part of this.

Park Community School - Understanding and Mastery of Subjects

Purpose of Homework

  • Set a clear expectation that students must work independently to truly master a given body of knowledge or skills set
  • Consolidate learning from the classroom through further independent application, practise or revision
  • Prepare students for new learning through independent research and inquiry
  • Allow students to develop their learning in different or creative ways
  • Encourage students to explore an area in greater depth and develop a thirst for learning

Tips & Tricks | Student & Parent

Students are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows students that what they do is important.

How can you support your child:

  • Encourage students to value their homework and work hard
  • Ensure students have a quiet space where they can work
  • Set a regular slot for homework after school
  • Help your child manage their time
  • Keep distractions to a minimum
  • Praise their work and efforts
  • Daily reading is essential
  • Access MILK to view homework assignments

The Internet has lots of helpful resources

If your child has forgotten some facts or how to solve a maths problem, there will always be a YouTube video on it that you can watch together.

Park Community School - Encourage students to value their work

Homework Documents

Venture Learning - In Years 7 and 8, students also receive three-week Venture Learning projects designed to offer choice, promote independence and the chance to explore ideas creatively. These projects are timetabled across the year to ensure students have the chance to complete them for all subjects.

Clubs and Support

Students are welcome to stay in school on any day to use facilities to complete homework.

Study clubs and homework support clubs are available in all subjects

Year 7-8 homework club is run by Communitas EVERY day for one hour after school

Forgotten your homework?

MILK provides an electronic version of homework which can be accessed from home