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How It works

How it Works

What happens when I enrol for a course at Wolsey Hall Oxford?

As soon as you enrol for a course:

  • You’ll receive profiles and contact details of your tutor(s) so you can be in touch with them as soon as you wish
  • You’ll receive our Guide to Successful Study with valuable information about how to get the most out of your course
  • Your course books will be dispatched. These are the best and most interactive learning texts available. In most cases the books are endorsed by the relevant examining body.
  • Within the UK course books normally arrive within 3 working days. Outside the UK we arrange for courier service where possible. This normally takes from 3 – 6 days depending on the country.
  • As soon as you’re enrolled on the course you'll have access to our online learning environment and its wide range of resources, so that you can begin your studies right away. Your Student Progress Manager will develop an individual Study Schedule for you based on the time you have available for study, the number of assignments on your course and the examination dates.
What is the online learning environment?

Our online learning environment contains all of your course resources. Among the resources you'll find there are:

  • The Examination Syllabus for the subject(s) that you’re studying so that you can see clearly the topics to be covered in the examination and how you will be assessed.
  • The Programme(s) of Study showing you exactly what you need to cover before each assignment;
  • The Assignments. You submit these to your tutor via the learning environment, and you'll receive your grade together with detailed feedback online within 3 - 5 working days.
  • A range of interesting online resources (interactive websites and videos and tutor-prepared material) which will complement your course book(s).
How will you support me during my course?

You'll have two key supports during your course:

  • Your Tutor(s), who will assess and grade all of your assignments. We invite you to arrange a Skype call with your Tutor in each subject before you start work on the course. This is a "get to know you" call and will give you the opportunity to ask your Tutor any questions about the course itself. You can then contact your tutors by email via the online environment. Note that Tutors do not provide online tutorials at present.
  • Your Student Progress Manager who will be your key link with the College, and who will deal with any administrative issues, such as changing your Study Schedule, helping with exam centres or anything else on which you need advice or assistance.
How do I enter for my exams?

You will need to apply to an exam centre to take your exams. We regret that we can't do this for you, but your Student Progress Manager will help and advise you on examination arrangements. In the UK the Cambridge and Edexcel exam boards have centres throughout the country. Outside the UK, the British Council will usually be your exam centre of choice. Or there may be a nearby school which will accept private candidates. In many countries we can provide you with a list of exam centres when you enrol.

How long will a course take me?

How long a course will take depends on your prior knowledge of a subject, and how quickly you learn. But we estimate, on average, that you should allow up to 150 hrs of study for an IGCSE subject and 500 hours for an A-Level subject (250 hrs for AS and 250 hrs for A2).

Can I study from outside the UK?

You can take a Wolsey Hall Oxford home study course from outside the UK as easily as if you were a UK resident. Usually you can sit your exam at your local British Council offices or an International School, but we suggest that you contact the British Council or the School before you begin your course to make certain.

What qualifications will I receive at the end of my course?

For IGCSE or A Level you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of your exam from the examination board in question. This will indicate clearly the grade that you have obtained.

How do I apply for a home study course?

You can apply online at any time. Or if you would like advice before you do so, just submit our contact form or telephone our Freephone line: 0800 622 6599 from within the UK or 0044 800 622 6599 from outside the UK

We look forward to welcoming you at Wolsey Hall Oxford as a home study student.