Issues at School Student Stories

Home education in Botswana

Philip transitioned from boarding school to homeschooling in Botswana with Wolsey Hall Oxford when his boarding school in South Africa switched to home study and he became frustrated with the pace of learning. He sat his IGCSEs last summer and achieved some very impressive grades.

Homeschooling in Qatar

Thirteen-year-old Kaelem is homeschooling in Qatar and started studying Year 4 courses with Wolsey Hall in 2017. He’s now progressed onto Year 8 courses and is still loving the flexibility that homeschooling brings him and his family.

Homeschooling in Jersey

Twelve-year-old Grace is homeschooling in Jersey with Wolsey Hall Oxford.“We started to home educate Grace in 2016, when we discovered that she was being bullied,” explains Grace’s mum, Kate.

Homeschooling due to bullying

Eight-year-old Edward* moved from Switzerland to Scotland. Unfortunately he suffered prolonged verbal and physical bullying at two schools before his family decided to homeschool with Wolsey Hall.

High school homeschooling

Fifteen-year-old Ruby is High School homeschooling in the USA where her father serves in the military. Her family decided to homeschool due to frequent moves and wanting a continuity of education. In her recent IGCSE exams, Ruby achieved a very impressive set of results.

Homeschooling in Kuwait

Seventeen-year-old Abdulrazaq began homeschooling in Kuwait after difficulties in mainstream school. Following four years of homeschooling in Kuwait, Abdulrazaq and his family are now living in Turkey where they have continued their homeschooling journey.

School anxiety – Charlie’s story

Relentless testing and exams, online bullying through social media, peer pressure – it’s no wonder our children are feeling increased levels of anxiety. For some children this pressure is too much and can result in them feeling extremely anxious about going to school. Becoming withdrawn and tearful, refusing to participate in activities they’d previously enjoyed, distancing from friends, feeling physically ill. The effects of school anxiety are extensive and impact on the whole family.For many children with extreme anxiety, homeschooling can provide an alternative method of learning away from the challenges they face in mainstream schooling.

Tarun has been doing Year 7 and 8 English, Maths and Science with Wolsey Hall. He is enjoying his courses and loves the flexibility the whole homeschooling program brings. He is able to plan his learning at his own pace, and plan his day well to accommodate his other interests of playing the Violin and Piano, reading and playing games. The online material in terms of textbooks, videos, the course plan and support from his tutors is helping him get past his studies with ease. During the peak Covid times when amazon deliveries were stopped the online virtual library of Wolsey was a boon to him as he loves to read.
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Deepali Patel, Secondary Parent

India

I must say enrolling Nicole at Wolsey Hall has been one of the best decisions we ever made. At school, Nicole's progress remained extremely limited due to lack of support with her learning difficulties. Since being at Wolsey, Nicole's English has come on leaps and bounds, from her spelling, to grammar, to organisation and formats of essays. The amount of time and support Nicole's tutors, Pat and Michelle have invested in Nicole has been fantastic. Nicole's academic knowledge and confidence has soared since being at Wolsey and I am extremely grateful to you all. (Nicole has segmatic pragmatic disorder high functioning autism, as well as suspected dyslexia).
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Michelle Rudge – IGCSE Parent

UK

I have just finished consulting with Michelle about Truman and his studies. She is really an amazing asset to your organization, her ability to understand children really blew me away. She has recommended several methods for us to ensure that Truman enjoys and succeeds in his education through Wolsey Hall. We’re really excited to get started.

Rebecca Atkins – Homeschooling Three Children

Italy