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Homework is important. Research suggests that there is a direct link between regular homework, thoughtfully set and carefully marked, and later examination success. For that reason your child will be expected to complete a substantial amount of homework, from his or her first day at The Henry Cort Community College.  Students are expected to record their homework in their student planners.

Homework will be an integral part of the main subject courses studied.  You can help by providing the physical environment in which homework may be completed adequately.  At first, your child may need a great deal of encouragement to establish the homework habit.  A variety of homework tasks will be set during the year including structured written work, reading, revision, project/topic work and individual research.  Supervised facilities are available for students to complete homework in college at lunchtimes and after college.

Your child will be issued with a personal log book. This will contain all the information necessary to ease your child's college life.  The planner is our basic vehicle of communication and will be used by:
  • your child - to record and plan homework
  • you - to pass messages to us
  • us - to help to develop a genuine partnership with you
You will know what work is expected of your child, through the planner.  In addition we have an online Studen Planner called MILK.  MILK is a cloud based software application designed to boost your child’s performance at school and is accessible via a web browser or any Android or Apple mobile device.
Your child can access all the learning platforms below from home and will aid with their homework:
milk student planner system
Online homework planner
College VLE
College VLE Link
KS4 and KS4 maths homework site and independent revision
PiXL Edge
Maths and English Literature App
Language learning platform
SAM learning
Revision and independent learning


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