As online schooling gains more traction in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Shenzen, many parents are looking into the benefits of making the switch. Compared to conventional (in-person) schooling, online schooling offers increased safety, security, convenience, and flexibility.
Children can receive quality education from home without experiencing school bullying and/or harassment. The risk of virus contraction from unvaccinated children is also eliminated. Moreover, parents don’t have to worry about in-class favouritism or ineffective teaching from unqualified, inexperienced, and unempathetic teachers.
Our MA/Ph.D. qualified subject specialist teachersuse an individualised approach to ensure that each student receives the one-on-one attention they need for optimal knowledge absorption and retention. We keep the classroom size as small as possible (8 to 10 pupils per group) to maximise engagement, interactivity, and attentivity. This is one of the most notable features of online schooling.
In conventional schools, the student-teacher ratio is extremely high. In some cases, up to 25 students are taught by one teacher. Consequently, the teacher struggles to keep each student on track. Young students are prone to getting distracted, losing the gist of the lesson, and zoning out. If their teacher doesn’t gently reel them back in by providing individualised care, students tend to underperform in the long run.
At Cambridge Home School, we maintain a low student-teacher ratio to help each child stay on track through and through. Our teachers ask them relevant questions based on their learning patterns and paces, promptly resolve their questions, provide enhanced support if they’re struggling, and keep them focused.
Since one teacher manages a maximum of 10 students, they can get a good grasp on each student’s strengths, weaknesses, learning preferences, and quirks. As they develop nuanced insights, our teachers adopt the right strategies to help students excel.
At Cambridge Home School, we also use a well-rounded, independent curriculum to promote holistic learning. Our interdisciplinary approach helps students secure top grades and become accomplished professionals in the future. By teaching a wide range of soft and hard skills across numerous subjects, topics, and subtopics, we help our students develop an academic edge.
Why Should I Choose Cambridge Home School?
1. Quality of Education
With over 19 years of experience, we have a razor-sharp focus on maintaining a high quality of education. From carefully selecting a team of qualified teachers to leveraging the most advanced online learning software solutions to developing a vast online library of educational resources, we check off all the boxes.
We’re committed to helping our students succeed. This commitment is strongly upheld across each of our four schools. Whether we’re planning classes for young students between the ages of 8 and 10 or older A-Levels students between the ages of 17 and 19, we ensure that our team maintains the highest quality of education.
We strongly believe that students secure better grades when their teachers excel at delivering well-structured lessons. Our MA/Ph.D. qualified subject specialist teachers utilise advanced audio-visual elements to make each class more engaging, interactive, and retentive.
As stated earlier, we also focus on each child’s unique learning journey, in addition to the classroom’s collective educational experience. By focusing on these two facets, our teachers can successfully help students grow academically.
2. Student Prioritisation
At Cambridge Home School, we’re committed to prioritising each student. Our teachers double down on each student’s academic growth, personal enrichment, and social development from the get-go. We provide one-on-one success coaching and pastoral support to ensure that our students become happy and successful achievers.
By focusing on student mental health, we ensure that our students are provided the support, guidance, encouragement, resources, and reassurance they need to navigate the ups and downs of their educational experience.
Students can fall victim to stress and anxiety when their teachers and parents least expect it. Unfortunately, many students hide their issues and let them silently snowball. Our teachers frequently communicate with each student in a personal capacity to understand their difficulties, if any. Students may struggle with academics or face non-academic hurdles (social life, competitive sporting performance, parental pressure, etc.).
In such cases, our teachers assiduously guide students and help them get back on track. If a student’s mental health is suffering, their grades will also take a toll. By improving each aspect of their academic, personal, and social life, we ensure that the domino effect isn’t set into motion. Our focus on student prioritisation plays a big role in helping our students perform exceptionally well across the board.
3. Track Record
In June 2021, 86% of our IGCSE students secured A*s and As in their target subjects. 83% of our A-Levels students secured two As and a B or higher as required by top universities. Moreover, all students who applied received offers from top universities. We attribute our track record to the hard work of our students, the persistence and dedication of our teachers, and the trust of our parents.
Since our inception in 2002, we’ve been committed to consistently making improvements on a bi-yearly basis. From continually tweaking the curriculum to introducing new technologies to our online teaching system to doubling down on building soft skills in students, we’ve made significant improvements.
While our students perform exceptionally well on their exams, they also enjoy a lot of success in non-academic pursuits. Our students are recognised for playing competitive sports in China, including badminton, soccer, basketball, baseball, and ping-pong. Our focus on flexible scheduling makes this extremely easy for students across the board. Since our student-teacher ratio is low, students aren’t required to spend unnecessarily long hours attending classes.
Our classes are more focused and streamlined. In other words, students can learn, engage, and retain more in half the time. In conventional schools, a lot of time is wasted by shuffling in and out of classes, sitting through unfocused lectures, and getting distracted. By eliminating these factors, we help our students enjoy a healthy school-life balance. Our students travel the world with their family, explore their passions and hobbies, go on excursions, play skill-building games, socialise with their friends, and discover new interests.
4. Provision of Resources
Following their classes, students are strongly encouraged to revise their lessons at home. Our students go over their notes and course materials for the day, complete their homework, and utilise our online resources. Let’s talk about the latter a tad more. At Cambridge Home School, we offer a vast online library of educational resources, including videos, audios, presentations, study guides, past papers, insights and tips from teachers, and so much more.
These resources are updated on a monthly basis. By utilising them each day, students can polish their skills and keep up with the pace of online learning maintained at Cambridge Home School. By providing additional resources, we help our students get a head start. Students are also encouraged to identify anything that they don’t understand, consult their teachers, and clear their concepts on time. This is reiterated in every other class to encourage our students to take up even the slightest query/concern/doubt with their teachers.
Meanwhile, our teachers work assiduously to identify each student’s shortcomings through their tests and class performance. Based on this information, they individualise the classes to ensure that students who are struggling can promptly get back on track.
How Can I Enrol My Child in Cambridge Home School?
If you’re considering making the switch from conventional schooling to online schooling for your child, you’re on the right track.
At Cambridge Home School, we provide an unparalleled virtual schooling experience to students in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Xiamen, Suzhou, Dalian, Qingdao, Ningbo, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Shenyang, and numerous other cities and towns in China.
Utilise the following resources to make an informed decision for your child’s future:
At Cambridge Home School, we prioritise transparency. Parents are provided 24/7 access to their children’s coursework. In addition, we hold 3 parent-teacher consultations per year (one in each term).
We focus on helping our students secure top grades, develop critical soft and hard skills, and become well-rounded individuals. Our students are recognised for securing admissions to some of the leading universities across the globe, especially in the UK and the US.
We’re excited to have you on board!You can also keep up with our blog for more insight into online schooling in China.If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help!
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