As online learning consistently gains traction across the UK, many parents and students are making the switch from conventional schooling. As a British student, you may feel nervous about this transition. Is online learning right for you? Will you acclimatise to the system as expected? Will your grades improve or drop? What will the upcoming academic years look like for you?
These are just a handful of the many questions students ask themselves, their parents, and our institution when they first begin to consider online schooling as a long-term switch. In this blog, we’ll offer more insight. We’ll walk you through the benefits of online school for British students living in the UK. Take notes, and feel free to drop your queries towards the end. Let’s get started.
1. Better Grades
Most students make the switch to online schooling for their grades. If you’re an older student (IGCSE or A Level), you may feel nervous about your upcoming examinations. These two academic stages are pivotal. Students who secure poor grades struggle to study their dream program at an esteemed university. This decision often affects their higher education prospects (at the master’s and PhD level) and career path.
Today, online schooling is quickly popularising across the UK owing to its efficacy. At Cambridge Home School Online, we offer four competitive homeschooling programs: Primary Prep/Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 10), Lower School/Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 13), Upper School/IGCSEs (ages 14 to 16), and Sixth Form/AS & A-Levels (ages 17 to 19).
Across each program, we equip students with the teaching support and tools they need to secure excellent grades. As a student, you will be taught by a team of qualified, experienced, and accomplished MA/MSc/PhD subject specialist teachers. We use an independent, interdisciplinary, and well-rounded curriculum to help students succeed. Additionally, students are granted access to a comprehensive online library of education resources, including past papers, videos, presentations, catch-up lessons, worksheets, and more.
We record and store each lesson to ensure that students can review the content as many times as necessary. This helps them fully understand every concept before they move on to more difficult, complex, and new concepts. Our video recordings make homework, exam revision, and the catch-up process a breeze!
These measures aren’t in place in most conventional schools. As a result, students fall behind as they don’t receive the academic guidance and resources they require to progress exceptionally well in their grades. Online schooling breaks away from this mould. Students are provided top-notch resources and teaching support, which helps them achieve impressive academic success.
At Cambridge Home School Online, our track record speaks for itself. In June 2021, 86% of our IGCSE students secured A*s and As in their target subjects. 83% of our A Level students secured two As and a B or higher, as requested by top universities. Moreover, all students who applied received offers from some of the best universities globally. By putting each student’s academic journey first, we help them succeed.
A flexible routine isn’t just important for students; it’s imperative. If you’re overworked at school, you’ll return home feeling tired, overwhelmed, and worn out. There’s a greater risk of overworked students developing burnout in the long run. As a student, you require flexibility in your routine. While your academics should be on track, your personal and social life should also be stable.
Many conventional schools solely double down on academic growth, which does more harm than good. Students absorb and retain less knowledge. Think about it. When we overeat, our digestive system fails to perform optimally. Similarly, when students are overfed knowledge at an unhealthy pace, they regurgitate it.
Online schooling balances the pace of learning, helping students remain engrossed in their lessons and taking away the bulk of the knowledge. We believe that boring, poorly structured, and poorly delivered lessons make learning more difficult and unpalatable for students. We present knowledge in a compelling, engaging, and exciting manner. This helps students enjoy their classes and have an enhanced learning experience.
Our teachers use advanced audio-visual technology and cutting-edge software systems to deliver excellent lessons that inform and empower students. Our pupils enjoy a healthier school-life balance, which keeps their academic growth on track.
This extent of flexibility isn’t granted in most conventional schools. Students attend protracted, unfocused lessons. Once they return home, they’re too wiped out to play sports, socialise with their friends, develop new skills, and enjoy their favourite hobbies. The learning process shouldn’t stop outside the classroom. Online schooling helps create a healthy balance that immensely benefits students in the short and long run.
3.Complete Academic and Non-Academic Support
Today, students face a range of different obstacles in the UK. Student mental health is often dismissed, which puts pupils at a greater risk of experiencing stress and anxiety. Online schooling is being recognised for its strong focus on student well-being.
At Cambridge Home School Online, we provide complete academic and non-academic support to students. Our student-teacher ratio is particularly low. We deliver lessons to small groups of 8–10 students, no more. Since the ratio is low, students receive individualised attention from their teachers. Class engagement and interactivity are significantly increased.
Students don’t have to worry about having unanswered questions or any confusion following their classes. Our teachers go the extra mile to cover curricular breadth and depth, clarify complex subtopics, and break the lessons into digestible bites of knowledge that can be easily assimilated. As a result, students don’t feel like they’re being barraged with the information they cannot retain.
By providing excellent academic support, we help our students feel confident as they sit their exams. Exam anxiety and jitters are reduced and entirely eliminated. We also build essential soft and hard skills in students to improve exam performance. These critical skills (time management, problem-solving, collaboration, adaptability, etc.) also go a long way in helping students excel in their future academic and professional paths.
In addition to providing academic support, we also provide non-academic support to every pupil. At Cambridge Home School Online, students receive one-on-one success coaching and pastoral support from our school counsellors. Collectively, these measures help students have a fulfilling, enriching, and stress-free online schooling experience. They perform well on their exams, develop a range of new skills, enjoy a good social life, and grow on a personal scale.
About the Author
The author is an education specialist at Cambridge Home School Online. They frequently contribute to the school’s blog and guide parents and students regarding the transition to online schooling.
Considered one of the best online schools in the UK, CHS Online is trusted by thousands of parents across the nation. They also provide a quality British education to students in Europe (including Western Russia), the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa.
Parents and students interested in the institution are encouraged to explore their admissions page. CHS Online also provides scholarships and bursaries.
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