GCSE and IGCSE Homeschooling
Keystone can offer homeschooling support to children in Years 10 and 11 who are preparing for their GCSE and IGCSE exams. We have good relationships with a number of exam centres in London and would be delighted to make these introductions for you. We can also advise on other locations for sitting exams.
When homeschooling students in the lead up to their GCSE exams, we recommend a more intense weekly timetable. This would typically include four hours of learning per week for each core subject and two to three hours for the other subjects. Independent work is also set, as well as regular assessments to ensure the student is on track.
Some students come to us mid-way through their GCSE studies and when this is the case we work to ensure a smooth handover from their previous learning centre. Our tutors will be briefed on the exam board and set texts to ensure no time is wasted in these key years and we can introduce tutors to the student's previous teachers to gain any background knowledge required. Our tutors are also very experienced with 16+ entry so can help prepare Year 10 and 11 students for this level of testing.
"In my experience, homeschooling has been an amazing tool to bridge the gap between any schooling issues and getting students back into school.
There are many reasons why a students education might be behind where it should be. Changing schools internationally can leave gaps that might get missed. Large chunks of school can be missed for health reasons. Homeschooling can offer a completely personalised path back into the system. Courses can be designed from scratch for every individual student to specifically deal with their unique problem areas. Working one-on-one with talented tutors can quickly rebuild any lost confidence and spark passion for subjects that students previously might have loathed!
Homeschooling also offers the freedom to explore subjects in a much more flexible way, spending time diving deep into interesting areas that otherwise might be skipped over."
Tom - Keystone Professional Tutor