Lower Secondary Courses Can Be Started at any time of the year
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 theirIGCSEs a little earlier than the norm.
The courses are designed to be stimulating and fun, as well as academically rigorous. They are aimed at children aged 11 – 13 (Key Stage 3), 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 aMathswhiz, but their language skills are less developed, it might be right for them to studyYear 9for Maths, butYear 7forEnglish.
At Wolsey Hall our focus is on the individual needs of your child and helping them develop their potential.
Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education
A Tutor report at the end of Maths,English and Sciencecourses in Y7 and Y8 (click subjects for sample reports).
A Tutor report at the end of all Y9 courses.
Hours of Study
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 thesupportthey receive at home.Study skills sessionscan be booked for those students who need a bit of extra help organising and structuring their studies.
Moving onto IGCSE
Our Lower Secondary (Key Stage 3) courses will fully prepare your child to move on to theIGCSE.
At the end of their courses inEnglish, MathsandScience, they’ll be tested on what they’ve learned.
The tests will be assessed by Wolsey Hall Tutors who will provide a report on their performance.
We hope that both parents and children will benefit from this extra feedback.
Veronica Williams - Homeschooling Parent, Malaysia
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.
Dr Rose Haque, Homeschooling Parent, Malaysia
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.
Key Stage 3 (KS3), UK Years 7-9, children aged 11-13
English National Curriculum core subjects are:English, Mathsand Science. Other subjects taken at this stage would normally includeGeography, History, Religious Studies and a modern foreign language.
Children may enrol at Wolsey Hall for any number or combination of subjects.
To determine subject options, families should consider which subjects they might want their children to study atIGCSELevel.
Wolsey Hall expects children will require approximately 150 hours for each year’s course in English, Maths and Science and 100 hours for other subjects, plus the time needed for preparation of each assignment. The hours will be more or less depending on your child’s ability as a learner.
Wolsey Hall has designed each “year” of its Key Stage 3 courses to be taken over 8 months, and for a full KS3 course to be completed within 2 years. We believe that this suits the capabilities of most young people as well as enabling them to start theirIGCSEsa year earlier than their peers. Children may take up to 12 months for each “year” of a KS3 course if you wish.