March 28, 2023
At the REP la Grange-aux-Belles college, in Paris 10th arrondissement, a group of students are doing their homework, helped by a volunteer teacher. SEBASTIEN SORIANO/Le Figaro

STORY – Launched in 2017, it will be compulsory for all 6th graders from the start of the next school year.

In a classroom overlooking the Saint-Martin canal, seven students from the REP college in La Grange-aux-Belles (Paris 10e) are working on their homework, under the watchful eye of Erwan Guérin, a young associate professor of mathematics.

While their classmates from 3 A have left the establishment and are scattering on Quai de Jemmapes, Otmane, Enzo and Layali are doing English vocabulary exercises and physics-chemistry revisions for their white certificate. All three have been enrolled since grade 5 in “homework done”, a time of accompanied study intended for middle school students.

“Is it really useful?”

Set up in 2017, this free system, which currently benefits more than 800,000 students, has been in the spotlight since the Ministry of National Education announced its generalization to all students from 6e from the start of the 2023 academic year. Pap Ndiaye, who has launched a college reform, is counting on this initiative to “soften the transition between primary school and college”, “develop individual autonomy”

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