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3 Reasons Why Children Should Be Taught an Independent Curriculum

3 Reasons Why Children Should Be Taught an Independent Curriculum

Over the years, the downsides of the national curriculum have started to become more evident. Considered too prescriptive and subject to political turbulence, it fails to provide a balanced education to students.

As teachers, education specialists, and academics push for the move towards a well-rounded, independent, and interdisciplinary curriculum, many parents are curious how this transition can benefit students.

In this blog, we’ll offer a closer look at three reasons why your child should be taught an independent curriculum instead of the national curriculum. Continue reading.

1. Breadth

At Cambridge Home School, we use an independent curriculum that makes up for the national curriculum’s lack of breadth. Our curriculum includes vital topics that have been excluded from the national curriculum.

Since these topics are interconnected, skipping some can prevent students from gaining a deeper insight into the subject at hand. The right changes in the curriculum help students cover more ground and secure top grades.

2. Depth

While teaching relevant topics to students is important, maintaining comprehensiveness is just as imperative.

In addition to ensuring curricular breadth, we also carefully maintain curricular depth by a) including more subtopics, and b) providing a detailed (as opposed to superficial) understanding of each concept.

Since our curriculum is interdisciplinary, it covers different areas of knowledge while maintaining their connectedness to help students learn and retain knowledge more effectively.

3. Exam Performance

Compared to the national curriculum, our independent curriculum significantly improves exam performance. Students aren’t restricted to a handful of topics, nor are they taught generic lessons that lack comprehensiveness.

By ensuring curricular breadth and depth, we help students perform better on in-class tests, mid-term exams, and final exams. They retain their lessons exceptionally well, which helps them recall core concepts and connections as they progress to higher academic stages.

Ready to make the switch to Cambridge Home School? As one of the most prestigious online schools across the UK, Europe (including Western Russia), Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, we’re committed to providing a quality British education to motivated students.

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