We believe at Carshalton Boys Sports College that Work Outside The Classroom (WOTC) makes an important contribution to a students’ progress at school and helps them to achieve high standards.
WOTC allows students to further develop curriculum knowledge and gives the opportunity to work with greater freedom and independence.
WOTC tasks will vary according to the subject and the skill being assessed and take many forms. Some tasks may be relatively short (handed in the next lesson or via Google Classroom) others may last over a much longer period (a termly project or Coursework in upper school). Tasks may include: reading, writing, watching, listening, interviewing, talking, memorising, drawing, designing, making, surveying, planning, redrafting, revision, etc.
Work Outside The Classroom partnerships with parents, carers and students can help to extend high quality learning experiences beyond the limits of the school day. They also provide opportunities for parents and carers to take part in their children’s education. To support this process every student has access to a Google Classroom platform, where they will have a 'To Do List' to help them stay organised with their work. Parents will also receive Weekly or Daily Guardian Summaries, so they know what work has been set for their child and whether any work is missing or submitted late. We advise Parents and Carers to discuss WOTC with their children and to ask them to see the work they have produced on a regular basis, to keep momentum of WOTC going and to maintain the parent/carer - student - teacher triangle that is fundamental in supporting a child's progress.
All WOTC is recorded online using Google Classroom.
The following link provides some useful information for parents looking to access Guardian Emails:
If you need any help with Google Classroom please see our Help Centre which includes Google Classroom Guidance and Videos as well as subject enquiry forms.