Exams for homeschoolers

When families are considering homeschooling, one of the common concerns is about exams for homeschoolers and how this works. Rest assured that homeschoolers can sit exams as private candidates.

GCSEs at home

You can easily study for your GCSEs at home rather than at a traditional school. Students choose to take their GCSEs at home for any number of reasons, but they all love the flexibility it brings.

Can you take GCSEs early?

We often receive enquiries asking, ‘can you take GCSEs early?’ The simple answer is ‘yes’. At Wolsey Hall Oxford we very much believe that children should be studying at the right stage, rather than the level dictated by their age. Read on to find out what this involves.

Guide to the UK education system

At Wolsey Hall Oxford we offer a British curriculum to our students but many international families find a guide to the UK education system is helpful. Our article explains the different stages.

Facts about homeschooling

In the past couple of years families worldwide have been forced into homeschooling due to Covid lockdowns. Many were pleasantly surprised by the experience and how well their children adapted to this way of learning so they chose to stick with it when schools reopened. But did you know any of the following facts about homeschooling?

Homeschooling requirements in the UK

The legal requirements around homeschooling vary from country to country. In this article we explain the legal homeschooling requirements in the UK.

Homeschooling Advice

Eleven-year-old Avantika started homeschooling in Ireland with Wolsey Hall when the Covid pandemic struck in 2020. Here she shares her top homeschooling tips she’s gathered along the way.

Tarun has been doing Year 7 and 8 English, Maths and Science with Wolsey Hall. He is enjoying his courses and loves the flexibility the whole homeschooling program brings. He is able to plan his learning at his own pace, and plan his day well to accommodate his other interests of playing the Violin and Piano, reading and playing games. The online material in terms of textbooks, videos, the course plan and support from his tutors is helping him get past his studies with ease. During the peak Covid times when amazon deliveries were stopped the online virtual library of Wolsey was a boon to him as he loves to read.
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Deepali Patel, Secondary Parent


I must say enrolling Nicole at Wolsey Hall has been one of the best decisions we ever made. At school, Nicole's progress remained extremely limited due to lack of support with her learning difficulties. Since being at Wolsey, Nicole's English has come on leaps and bounds, from her spelling, to grammar, to organisation and formats of essays. The amount of time and support Nicole's tutors, Pat and Michelle have invested in Nicole has been fantastic. Nicole's academic knowledge and confidence has soared since being at Wolsey and I am extremely grateful to you all. (Nicole has segmatic pragmatic disorder high functioning autism, as well as suspected dyslexia).
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Michelle Rudge – IGCSE Parent


I have just finished consulting with Michelle about Truman and his studies. She is really an amazing asset to your organization, her ability to understand children really blew me away. She has recommended several methods for us to ensure that Truman enjoys and succeeds in his education through Wolsey Hall. We’re really excited to get started.

Rebecca Atkins – Homeschooling Three Children