South Africa Student Stories

Homeschooling After Lockdown

Seventeen-year-old Justine started homeschooling with Wolsey Hall in South Africa after enjoying online learning with her high school during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Supplementary education – Gabrielle’s story

South African student Gabrielle chose supplementary education for her A Levels at mainstream school by taking an additional subject with Wolsey Hall. “I did extensive research about the online options available and felt that Wolsey Hall would be a good fit for me. I liked the fact that I could teach all the material to myself and study the way I chose to, while still being able to receive valuable feedback from graded assessment at appropriate intervals. I enjoyed the freedom of that system as opposed to being taught in the more traditional sense.”

Cambridge homeschooling in South Africa

After attending a private school in South Africa, 16-year-old Wolsey Hall student Teyha returned to homeschooling as her preferred choice for learning with the option to study Cambridge IGCSEs. Teyha has been celebrating her excellent Cambridge IGCSE exam results.

Online learning in South Africa

Twenty-two-year-old Siya from South Africa needed to follow the Cambridge curriculum for his future university and career choices. With no option at a local school, Siya chose online learning in South Africa with Wolsey Hall Oxford.

Home education South Africa

Eighteen-year-old Zenzele shares her experience of home education in South Africa. “I started studying with Wolsey Hall in 2017 and began by taking IGCSE Combined Sciences, English Language and Mathematics. Then I added Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Physics afterwards.

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