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Does anyone know how homeschooling works?

Would be glad to know about anyone's experiences and the process of home-schooling and whether or not it is worthwhile please...
(At GCSE level btw)
Would appreciate any help :smile:
Hi I home-schooled for a little while after covid found it incredibly hard but I know it works well for some people but found a lack of structure hard and went back to do gcse yrs. In regard to deregistering all you have to do (legally) is send an official email to your school. I hope this helps
Original post by akinablood
Hi I home-schooled for a little while after covid found it incredibly hard but I know it works well for some people but found a lack of structure hard and went back to do gcse yrs. In regard to deregistering all you have to do (legally) is send an official email to your school. I hope this helps

Best of luck
Original post by akinablood
Best of luck

Thank you so much xx
I was thinking flexi schooling like homeschooling but then exams at school but yh idk i think its not worthwhile and ur probably right about the structure being messed up to be fair
Original post by Falistinprincess
Thank you so much xx
I was thinking flexi schooling like homeschooling but then exams at school but yh idk i think its not worthwhile and ur probably right about the structure being messed up to be fair

I am only saying that to make you aware of the realities I experienced but if that's an option I would 100% recommend trying it at least bc then you know for yourself and can see for yourself if it works or option 2. go back to school of your own free will with renewed enthusiasm.
Original post by akinablood
I am only saying that to make you aware of the realities I experienced but if that's an option I would 100% recommend trying it at least bc then you know for yourself and can see for yourself if it works or option 2. go back to school of your own free will with renewed enthusiasm.

oh ok - thank you so much xx
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Original post by Falistinprincess
Would be glad to know about anyone's experiences and the process of home-schooling and whether or not it is worthwhile please...
(At GCSE level btw)
Would appreciate any help :smile:

I've been homeschooled my whole life - never been to a school, and I'm in year ten. I'm averaging 4s and 5s. I'll be honest, it's a lot of work. I wouldn't recommend it unless school really is hell for you and you're able to put in more than double the effort of anyone in school. You have the option to pay for tutoring, obviously, but if that isn't viable there's resources on the internet and CGP has loads of good books. Some subjects will need to be taken as IGCSE's to substitute the NEA aspects of them. You'll also need to pay for exams. Where I live, 9 GCSES is going to cost around 1.6k, so there's a monetary aspect too.
Original post by d4n1mas
I've been homeschooled my whole life - never been to a school, and I'm in year ten. I'm averaging 4s and 5s. I'll be honest, it's a lot of work. I wouldn't recommend it unless school really is hell for you and you're able to put in more than double the effort of anyone in school. You have the option to pay for tutoring, obviously, but if that isn't viable there's resources on the internet and CGP has loads of good books. Some subjects will need to be taken as IGCSE's to substitute the NEA aspects of them. You'll also need to pay for exams. Where I live, 9 GCSES is going to cost around 1.6k, so there's a monetary aspect too.
oh dear - that sounds pretty daunting.
Can you do less than 9 GCSEs though?
Also, are IGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
Also, does home schooling limit your chances of getting into a university?
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Original post by Falistinprincess
oh dear - that sounds pretty daunting.
Can you do less than 9 GCSEs though?
Also, are IGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
Also, does home schooling limit your chances of getting into a university?

Yes, you can do less than 9, but that's like the average amount so you'd want to do 7-9 gcses. IGCSE'S are generally harder than GCSES, but you only need to do IGCSE science and english language because of the practicals and the speaking assessment. For university, I don't think it does, as long as you get good a levels and gcses - I'm applying to sixth forms though, so I'd advise you to do the same if you choose to be homeschooled.
Original post by d4n1mas
Yes, you can do less than 9, but that's like the average amount so you'd want to do 7-9 gcses. IGCSE'S are generally harder than GCSES, but you only need to do IGCSE science and english language because of the practicals and the speaking assessment. For university, I don't think it does, as long as you get good a levels and gcses - I'm applying to sixth forms though, so I'd advise you to do the same if you choose to be homeschooled.

Oh ok - thank you so much - you've been a great help 🙂 I really appreciate it
Original post by Falistinprincess
Would be glad to know about anyone's experiences and the process of home-schooling and whether or not it is worthwhile please...
(At GCSE level btw)
Would appreciate any help :smile:

hey i've been homeschooled since 2017
my parents taught me most stuff for primary level, then for gcses, i did online classes and did a lot of self-studying. i do find homeschooling to be effective, if you're motivated enough, and really fun.
because of where i live, i did igcses, except for where igcse wasn't an option.
classes online can cost a good bit tho.
ig u can try homeschooling, if it works fo u, if it doesn't, you can go to school out of your own choice.
(a bit element of homeschooling is choice actually. you can choose to do whatever the hell you want, given it's allowed by ur parents lol. it can be bad, if u don't know what to study, when, what, etc... but i like it)
anyway good luck ☘️
Reply 11
Original post by elareare
hey i've been homeschooled since 2017
my parents taught me most stuff for primary level, then for gcses, i did online classes and did a lot of self-studying. i do find homeschooling to be effective, if you're motivated enough, and really fun.
because of where i live, i did igcses, except for where igcse wasn't an option.
classes online can cost a good bit tho.
ig u can try homeschooling, if it works fo u, if it doesn't, you can go to school out of your own choice.
(a bit element of homeschooling is choice actually. you can choose to do whatever the hell you want, given it's allowed by ur parents lol. it can be bad, if u don't know what to study, when, what, etc... but i like it)
anyway good luck ☘️

definitely agree on that! personally, ive been homeschooled my entire life (so like, since 2013/2014 techincally) and i did enjoy my primary years, but ive had to motivate myself a LOT to get up and do schoolwork. thankfully im average in terms of academics now, but its difficult to motivate yourself to study when there's a lot of distractions too (like younger siblings, ps4, etc.)
Original post by elareare
hey i've been homeschooled since 2017
my parents taught me most stuff for primary level, then for gcses, i did online classes and did a lot of self-studying. i do find homeschooling to be effective, if you're motivated enough, and really fun.
because of where i live, i did igcses, except for where igcse wasn't an option.
classes online can cost a good bit tho.
ig u can try homeschooling, if it works fo u, if it doesn't, you can go to school out of your own choice.
(a bit element of homeschooling is choice actually. you can choose to do whatever the hell you want, given it's allowed by ur parents lol. it can be bad, if u don't know what to study, when, what, etc... but i like it)
anyway good luck ☘️

awww thanks, that's really helpful - i really needed a deep insight - i love your profile picture btw xx
Original post by Falistinprincess
Would be glad to know about anyone's experiences and the process of home-schooling and whether or not it is worthwhile please...
(At GCSE level btw)
Would appreciate any help :smile:

depends on wether or not you like to socialise, can I pm?

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