Homeschooling in South Africa

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Homeschooling in South Africa became legal in 1996. Since then the number of children being homeschooled in South Africa has risen steadily.

We have prepared a  Guide to South African School Grades compared to Wolsey Hall Levels for your information.

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

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

Homeschooling in South Africa - Siya's Story

Meet Chase and Raefe who are Homeschooling in South Africa

Nelson Mandela - Former Wolsey Hall Student

Wolsey Hall is proud to number Nelson Mandela amongst our alumni. He studied for his London University LLB with Wolsey Hall Oxford whilst in Robben Island jail, an inspiration to homeschoolers and distance learners everywhere!

Wolsey Hall gets a mention in a letter Nelson Mandela wrote to his lawyer Bram Fischer regarding the difficulty he had getting course materials into the prison. This is recorded in the book The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela’.

Our Former Students

About Our Courses

Wolsey Hall courses are all carefully structured to provide a blend of online and offline tuition.

Our UK trained team of Tutors provides support and feedback via email and we promise a five-day turn around on all assignment marking to keep your child motivated and engaged.

Our Homeschooled children are assigned to their own Student Progress Manager who will support them, monitor their progress, and help them keep on track.

Homeschooling in South Africa - Zenzele

Homeschooling in South Africa - Student Videos

Equivalent Qualifications

The majority of our IGCSE and A Level courses follow the Cambridge curriculum which is accepted by universities worldwide and is used in many South African Private schools. The chart below shows how South African grades and the National Senior Certificate equate to UK qualifications.   CAIE have produced a guide to the qualification requirements for universities in South Africa.

South Africa

Wolsey Hall Equivalent Course
Senior Certificate South African Grade 11

Cambridge IGCSE

National Senior Certificate South African Grade 12

Cambridge AS Level

More Information

Wolsey Hall Oxford has a long history of supporting students in South Africa and today these include expatriate children as well as South Africans. Read about some of our South African students – Nikita studying in Cape Town and Charlotte studying in Guateng.

Wolsey Hall homeschooling courses provide an affordable alternative to the rising costs of a private education in South Africa.  We offer courses at both Primary (ages 5 – 10) and Secondary Level and through to IGCSE and A Level courses.

Susan Van Der Merwe - Primary Level Parent

Nic was a student at Wolsey Hall from 2016 to 2018. We are from South Africa where Nic went to a Afrikaans nursery school, and moved to France where he started in a French school, but after a year we decided to begin English tuition at Wolsey Hall, completing Year 3 and term 1 and 2 of Year 4. We then relocated to the UK and he was assessed by the school we chose and was on par with the other children his age. He did extremely well in Year 4 with various distinctions. From year 5 the pupils are evaluated on a different level and Nic achieved academic colours at the end of Year 5! We are so proud of him and wish to thank Wolsey Hall for all that they have given us. Without Wolsey as a foundation to build Nic’s learning and academic curriculum from, this would not have been possible for Nic. We are truly blessed that we were able to affiliate with Wolsey to invest in our son’s future!

Zenzele Memela - IGCSE Student, South Africa

I’ve found no better place to discover my potential as a learner than at Wolsey Hall Oxford. The time I have spent working towards completing my secondary education with them has been very encouraging and gratifying. I’ve received such a great amount of support. To add to this, I’ve been happy to discover that the subjects I once thought impossible are the ones I’ve grown to love and do well in. Amazing doesn’t even sum it up for me, it’s been a truly outstanding part of my journey.

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