Homeschooling in Singapore

Primary and Secondary homeschooling courses

A growing number of families in Singapore homeschool their children with Wolsey Hall from Primary right through to Secondary including IGCSEs and on to A levels.

Please see our Guide to Singapore school grades compared to the Wolsey Hall levels.

Families homeschooling in Singapore are both Singaporean and expatriate. They choose homeschooling for a variety of reasons. Many find the flexibility gives their children time to pursue other interests, whilst some prefer homeschooling with Wolsey Hall as a cost-effective alternative to an International School. A number also use Wolsey Hall courses to complement regular schooling and give their children an extra edge.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Meet elite athlete climber Glenna who is homeschooling in Singapore.

Meet some students homeschooling in Singapore

Abdullah Primary homeschooler in Singapore


How the UK education system works

Singapore School Grades

Legal requirements

Singaporean parents must apply for a Compulsory Education exemption. This will require them to provide several details including their planned curriculum. Regular progress reports are also required.

Singaporean children homeschooling in Singapore will be required to sit the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in four subjects (English Language, Second Language, Mathematics and Science) at Standard Level and an additional test at Primary 4.

Expatriate families do not legally have to send their children to school in Singapore.

For the most up to date information, please contact the Ministry of Education Singapore.

Singapore President SR Nathan

We are proud to include Singapore President SR Nathan as one of our former students. He studied with Wolsey Hall Oxford for his Cambridge School Certificate achieving a Grade II in 1951. In those days he had to send his assignments by post and often had to wait two weeks to have his assignments marked.

Today, thanks to the internet, students homeschooling in Singapore can study course modules, submit assignments and communicate with Tutors online. And our Tutors return assignments within 3-5 working days – something SR Nathan could have only dreamed about!

President SR Nathan was a former Wolsey Hall student

Equivalent qualifications

Wolsey Hall equivalent course
Singapore/Cambridge GCE O Level
Singapore/Cambridge GCE A Level
A Level