Wolsey Hall has designed its Lower Secondary homeschooling courses (Years 7, 8 and 9 in the UK – typically ages 11-13) so that each “Year” takes 9 months, the equivalent of “an academic year”. We believe this suits the capabilities of most young people being homeschooled. It also enables them to start studying for their IGCSEs a little earlier than the norm.
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The courses are designed to be stimulating and fun, as well as academically rigorous. They are aimed at children aged 11 – 13, but may equally suit those who are younger or older. We believe that the stage your child has reached in their learning is more important than their age. So if your child is a Maths whiz, but their language skills are less developed, it might be right for them to study Year 9 for Maths, but Year 7 for English.
At Wolsey Hall our focus is on the individual needs of your child and helping them develop their potential.
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Our Lower Secondary courses take approximately 100 hours of study per year (approx. 150 hours for English, Maths and Science) plus the time needed for preparation of each assignment for each of Years 7, 8 or 9. This time could be longer or shorter than this depending on your child’s ability as a learner, their organisation skills, and the support they receive at home. Study skills sessions can be booked for those students who need a bit of extra help organising and structuring their studies.
I appreciate the fact that the needs of my childrens’ learning experience are a priority at Wolsey Hall. The course materials are well designed; staff are committed to homeschooling and my children can study at a pace which suits them.
Lucy is really enjoying the Year 9 courses, they really suit her and she’s learning how to use the material and tutor feedback to best advantage. It’s great timing that she’s having this year to get used to this new way of working before starting the IGCSE courses (never mind the fortuitous timing regarding the global pandemic!).
So much better than “ordinary school“, much bigger focus on learning and less on testing. I hated all the testing to give the school data for Ofsted and league tables, not in the children’s best interests at all! All she ever got was a score, no chance to learn from her mistakes which is all part of the assignment process at Wolsey Hall. We’ll definitely be signing up for IGCSE’s with Wolsey Hall.
I compared several homeschooling providers and decided on Wolsey Hall Oxford because I felt confident about the help and care my daughter Aeshya would receive. The support we receive is excellent, and the Tutors are very patient. I would recommend Wolsey Hall to parents who care, not only about grades, but about the study experience as a whole. Students receive the respect they deserve and they get the encouragement to move forward despite sometimes having difficulties.