Home-schooling or home education is where children are educated at home by the parent with or without the assistance of tutors.
Home-schooling is considered an alternative to main stream schooling and has gained great momentum over the past 20 years and is on the rise globally.
Home-schooling is a legal alternative to traditional public or private schools and section 3 of the South African Schools Act states that school attendance is compulsory for children from the age of 7 up to the age of 15.
In South Africa, home schooling is governed by the South African School's Act of 1996 and the Policy on Home Education of 2018
The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a school or in a specific course or program. Tailored Tutoring offers Cambridge, GED and is also a registered Impaq Centre (CAPS).
There are many reasons why parents may decide to home-school their children or send them to a home schooling centre. Usually, this is due to the dissatisfaction of traditional schooling systems. Some parents choose to have a high level of involvement with their children's education. Home schooling offers much more flexibility than main stream schooling,
Some children simply don't “fit” into the main stream schooling environment with larger classes and lack of individual attention.
Common reasons for home schooling:
The IGCSE is equivalent to a South African grade 11. Should you decide, after your child attains AS level, to return to the South African curriculum (CAPS), you can obtain a conversion from SAQA and your child can gain entry to South African Grade 12.
AS Level is equivalent to a South African matric with exemption. South African universities accept AS levels for their degree programmes. The subjects must be in the correct groups and we can assist you in choosing your subjects correctly.
Please be aware that grade 10, 11 and 12 are regarded as one unit (FET phase). For this reason, once you commit to a curriculum (Cambridge, GED or CAPS) you need to remain committed until you have achieved your matric. The only exception is GED, which can be achieved in a single year at matric level.