Hong Kong

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Online Schooling in Hong Kong

With a population of 7.5 million people, Hong Kong is considered one of the most densely populated places in the world. The city is famous for its eye-catching attractions, including The Peak, Causeway Bay, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hong Kong has become well-known for its beautiful fusion of historical beauty and contemporary sophistication in recent years. As you explore the city, you’ll be taken aback by the juxtaposition between ultra-luxe skyscrapers and centuries-old temples. Hong Kong also stands out for its incredible shopping scene, friendly locals, immense natural beauty, rich culture and traditions, and strong focus on education.

Parents are particularly focused on providing quality education to their children. The British education system is extremely popular in Hong Kong. While conventional (in-person) schooling had been the norm in Hong Kong for several decades, things are slightly changing. Today, many parents are making the switch to online schooling.

Compared to conventional (in-person) schooling, online schooling offers increased safety, security, convenience, and flexibility. Children can receive a 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.

As one of the leading online schools in Hong Kong, we’re committed to providing quality education across four schools: Primary Prep/Key Stage 2 (ages 8 to 10), Lower School/Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 13), Upper School/IGCSEs (ages 14 to 16), and Sixth Form/AS & A-Levels (ages 17 to 19).

Our MA/Ph.D. qualified subject specialist teachers use 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.

As online schooling gains more traction in Hong Kong, parents are increasingly looking into the benefits of easing their children into the online learning system. If you’re considering making the switch, make sure you choose an online school that offers quality education, academic and non-academic support, and a holistic learning environment. At Cambridge Home School, we’re trusted by thousands of parents across Hong Kong. Let’s take a closer look at why we’re the right choice for your child.


Why Should I Choose Cambridge Home School?

1. Focus on Academic Success

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Since our establishment in 2002, we’ve been committed to maintaining a high quality of online learning. Our students are recognised for securing A*s and As in their IGCSE and A-Levels examinations. Our younger students stand out for performing exceptionally well on their tests, mid-term exams, and final exams.

With a strong focus on academic success, we ensure that each student is taught by experienced, qualified, dedicated, and skilled teachers who bring out the best in them. Students are provided enriching, well-structured, and retentive lessons that help them a) understand concepts better, b) retain the knowledge they’re absorbing, c) revise with ease, and d) secure top grades.

We also have a well-rounded, independent curriculum in place. At Cambridge Home School, we believe that the national curriculum is too prescriptive and subject to political turbulence. To actualise academic success, students need a broader, balanced curriculum that helps them develop an edge over students from other institutions.

Our independent curriculum retains the best aspects of the national curriculum and introduces new elements to help students cover all the bases and receive a holistic, interdisciplinary education. Over the years, our teachers and unique curriculum have helped students perform exceptionally well and retain their academic consistency as they progress from one scholastic stage to another.

2. Student Prioritisation

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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 drop. Improving each aspect of their academic, personal, and social life ensures 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.

By providing each student with the tools, support, and guidance they need to succeed, we ensure that they’re on track to actualise impressive academic growth. We’ve equipped our online library with quality educational resources, including study guides, past papers, notes, videos, audios, presentations, exam tips, and a wide range of other tools. Students can access these resources for better revision leading up to their exams.

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At Cambridge Home School, we strongly believe that students require more than just academic support to excel at school. Students who feel stressed, anxious, or depressed for any academic or non-academic reason struggle to actualise their true potential and perform to the best of their ability.

We’re also focused on helping students reap the benefits of a healthy school-life balance. Following their classes, students are encouraged to explore their interests, play their favourite sports, take up new hobbies, socialise with their friends, and make time for self-enrichment. This helps us ensure that students are growing personally and socially as well, in addition to academically.

More often than not, teachers in conventional schools solely focus on academic growth. This approach backfires as students feel burnt out. While the intention may be to help students perform exceptionally well, they can end up underperforming.

By striking a fair balance between academic growth and mental health, we ensure that our students have a positive, happy, fulfilling, and enriching schooling experience. They’re not held back by academic/non-academic stressors and/or triggers. By addressing their problems in a healthy and timely manner, we help them feel and perform to the best of their ability.


Should I Enrol My Child in an Online School in Hong Kong?

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While many parents are hesitant about homeschooling their children, they become more receptive to the transition after hearing about its benefits. As your child attends an esteemed online private school in Hong Kong, they’ll get a chance to learn from some of the best British teachers across the UK.

By creating an interactive, wholesome, and engaging online learning environment, we ensure that every student is equipped to sit their exams with clear concepts, confidence, strong time management skills, and a focus on excelling. If you’re considering making the switch to one of the best online schools in Hong Kong, we recommend utilising the following resources to make an informed decision:

We’re excited to have you on board! Presently, we provide an online British education to students living in different towns of Hong Kong, including Kowloon, Northern Hong Kong Island, Tsuen Wan New Town, Sha Tin New Town, Tuen Mun New Town, Tseung Kwan O New Town, Aberdeen, and Tai Po New Town, among others.

If you live in one of the aforementioned towns or any other town in Hong Kong, contact us today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also keep up with our blog for more insight into online schooling in Hong Kong.


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