Online Schooling in India

an Indian girl smiling against the backdrop of a blackboard

With a population of 1.39 billion, India is the second-most populous country in the world. Known for its diverse culture, friendly locals, religion and spirituality, and beautiful landscapes, India is home to millions of dedicated students who receive a British education.

It’s important to note that owing to its high population, India also has an extremely high student-teacher ratio. On average, an astounding 32 pupils are taught by one teacher in Indian classrooms. This results in students losing focus, getting distracted, and paying less attention to their lessons.

Since one teacher is in charge of a group of 32 pupils, they struggle to keep every child on track, which results in reduced knowledge absorption and retention among students. Consequently, students fail to grasp key concepts and effectively learn the skills and insights they need to ace their exams.

Many students underperform and fail to achieve their full potential. Students who attend conventional (in-person) schools in India are also subjected to physical and/or emotional bullying by their peers or even teachers.

These instances can significantly affect a student’s learning journey. Many students may begin to dread school, perform poorly on their tests, avoid their peers, and/or become withdrawn. This, in turn, can take a toll on their personal growth and social development in the long run, especially if they’re exposed to a deleterious learning environment for several months or years.

The disadvantages of conventional schooling have compelled many parents to make the switch to online schooling for their children. This switch has been gradual, albeit noticeable. Over the past decade, many parents and children have collectively decided to discontinue conventional learning and proceed with online learning.

At Cambridge Home School, we’re committed to making this transition more seamless, structured, and hassle-free for both parents and students. Established in 2002, we have been providing a quality British online education to students across India for the past 19 years and counting. We prioritise each student’s learning journey by providing:

  • An illustrious faculty comprising MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers
  • A low student-teacher ratio (8 to 10 pupils per group)
  • A well-rounded, independent curriculum
  • A vast online library filled with educational resources, study guides, past papers, revision tools, and more
  • A smooth, interactive, and enriching online learning atmosphere
  • One-on-one success coaching and pastoral support to all students
  • 24/7 parental access to their child’s coursework
  • Three parent-teacher consultations each year (one in every term)

As online schooling gains more traction in India, 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 India. 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

Indian student attending online school

We provide quality online education to students 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). Since our establishment in 2002, we’ve had a razor-sharp focus on 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. In order 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. Individualised Approach for Each Student

a teacher using an individualised approach to engage her students

At Cambridge Home School, we strongly believe that every student should have a unique learning experience. A one-size-fits-all approach fails to bring out the best in students. Unless each student’s unique weaknesses and strengths are identified and worked on accordingly, they’ll struggle to perform as well as they are capable of.

Our MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers adopt an individualised approach for each student. Since we have a low student-teacher ratio (8-10:1), this isn’t an arduous task for our teachers. They can meticulously track each student’s performance and help them perform exceptionally well.

Our teachers start understanding each student’s learning patterns and preferences from the introductory class. As they gain more insight into every student’s learning journey, they’re able to customise their approach accordingly.

For instance, students who have trouble retaining concepts are asked more questions that encourage them to recall the specific themes and subtopics they were recently taught. Students who are hesitant to share their opinions with the class are carefully and empathetically encouraged to vocalise their thoughts/answers/responses to the rest of the class.

These methodical thought processes help our teachers bring out the best in every student and help them reach new heights of academic growth and success.


3. Helping Indian Students Excel Outside of School

an Indian student excitedly waving to his teacher

We understand that many Indian students struggle to strike a healthy study-life balance. If they attend conventional school, achieving and maintaining this balance can become even more challenging. We’re committed to helping Indian students excel outside of school by balancing their academic and non-academic life.

In addition to doubling down on academic performance, we also take each student’s personal growth and social development into account. We want students to have diverse experiences. Our classes are carefully structured and timed in a way that students learn exceptionally well but also get a chance to explore their interests, socialise with their friends, participate in skill-building activities, play their favourite sports, go on trips with their family, make time for their hobbies, and learn something new every day.

By focusing on both academics and non-academics, we help students learn, grow, and evolve in numerous aspects. Our students grow up to become well-rounded individuals with strong personalities, critical thinking skills, an impressive set of qualifications, and a passion for excelling in any task they undertake. This focus has helped us develop an excellent track record over the years. Our institution is trusted by thousands of parents across India.


Making the Switch to Online Schooling for Your Child: Getting Started

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 India, 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 India, we recommend utilising the following resources to make an informed decision:

an Indian student smiling after his online class

We also recommend speaking about the transition with your child beforehand. This is an extremely important decision that shouldn’t be made without consulting your child. No matter how young they may be, inform them about the transition and walk them through the benefits of online learning.

If you’re making the transition to online school for an older student, make sure you take their opinion into consideration first. If they have any reservations about the transition, share the insights we’ve provided in our blog with them. As you take a deeper dive into the plus points of online school, your child will feel more comfortable and enthusiastic about getting started.

For older students, parents are encouraged to focus on the greater flexibility granted to them. Students can utilise this flexibility to maintain a healthy study-life balance and avoid overworking themselves. In addition, highlight the qualifications of our faculty, our track record, and our focus on student mental health.

We’re excited to have you on board! Presently, we provide online British education to students across India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Surat, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, and Nagpur, among several other notable cities.

If you live in one of the aforementioned cities or any other city in India, contact us today to provide your child a quality education and protect their future. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

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