GCSEs are the standard set of exams that young people take at the end of year 11 in high school. While they are the norm, the aren’t actually a legal requirement. If you think they might not be the right option, here are some alternatives to GCSEs, they are particularly suited to homeschoolers but could […]
Life with Older Children
For me, parenting older children has been sooo much easier than parenting babies and toddlers! I know it isn’t the case for everyone but being able to sleep all night, having six hours a day of peace and quiet while they are at school and them even making me the occasional cup of tea certainly seems preferable to me!
My posts about older children are split into three categories. Parenting older children, school and learning and fun with older children.
Parenting older children contains posts that offer advice about looking after older children. Things like eating, sleeping and anxiety are covered.
Homeschooling and School contains posts about supporting older children throughout their education as well as information on home education.
Fun with older children includes things like toys that my children have enjoyed and reviews of days out.
If you have older children you might also be interested in reading the posts in the Free Range Parenting category which includes stuff about playing out and managing boredom.
Homeschooling at KS3 (Key Stage Three)
Homeschooling is different for each age and stage of a child’s life. As children get older, their capabilities grow and they need different things from their home education. This post will cover some of the key things to be aware of when homeschooling at Key Stage 3. What is Key Stage Three? Key Stage 3, […]
How do Homeschoolers take GCSEs?
If you are considering homeschooling in the UK, particularly for a secondary school age child, you might be wondering how homeschoolers take GCSEs, or even if homeschoolers can take GCSEs. You’ll find all the answers you need below. Can Homeschoolers take GCSEs? The short answer is, some of them. Homeschoolers need to take GCSEs as […]
Disadvantages of Homeschooling in the UK
While I am a big fan of homeschooling (check out why in this post on the Benefits of Homeschooling) like everything in life, it does have some downsides. If you’re considering home educating your child or children, below I’ve highlighted some key disadvantages of homeschooling as well as some ways you can overcome them. My […]
Benefits of Homeschooling [in the UK]
While sending your child off to school once they turn four is the norm in the UK, there are other options. A growing number of parents are making the decision to home educate their children and there is a thriving community in most areas to support them. If you’re considering Elective Home Education for your […]