As the fifth most populous country in the world, Pakistan stands out for its rich culture, vibrant traditions, diverse languages, beautiful Northern landscapes, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals. Pakistani students are recognised for their disciplined approach to academics and a strong commitment to hard work.
In 2013, Haroon Tariq, a Pakistani student, broke the world record for the most As secured in IGCSEs and A Levels. Haroon secured an astounding 46 As, as reported by BBC News. In addition to Haroon, several Pakistani students have received overwhelming praise from their parents, fellow students, and teachers for performing exceptionally well in their IGCSEs and A Levels exams.
As its focused, committed, and diligent students take the lead, Pakistan is gradually becoming well-known for equipping the job market with well-rounded, multi-talented, and hard-working individuals.
At Cambridge Home School, we pride ourselves on providing quality online education to i) British students living in Pakistan, and ii) Pakistani students acquiring a British education. In recent years, we’ve noticed a steady increase in online schooling in Pakistan.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are focused on providing their children quality education from home. In addition to ensuring safety, online schooling also protects students from school bullying (from fellow students and teachers), which is common in Pakistan.
By focusing on academic growth, personal development, and social enrichment, we ensure that our students achieve success in numerous facets of their life. Continue reading for more insight into why Cambridge Home School is the right online institution for your child.
Strong Focus on Academic Performance
Our MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers are committed to helping each student explore and refine their strengths to actualise impressive academic growth. We understand that many students living in Pakistan struggle to secure top grades due to a lack of individualised learning.
Owing to its high population, Pakistan has a high student-teacher ratio. Teachers provide lessons to 28+ students in one classroom. Oftentimes, 35+ students are crammed into one small classroom. As a result, students fail to receive one-on-one attention from their teachers. This causes them to lose interest in the class, get distracted, and zone out. Consequently, they absorb and retain minimal amounts of knowledge.
Unfortunately, this damage cannot be undone since the teacher fails to pick up on what’s happening. There are simply too many students in the classroom for the teacher to detect and correct multiple instances of attention deficit. Students continue to disengage from the lesson, and teachers continue to deliver a monotonous lesson without taking the required measures to reel students back in.
By keeping the classroom size small (8 to 10 students per group), we ensure that each student receives ample individualised attention from their teacher. Since each classroom comprises a handful of students, our teachers gain insight into every student’s learning habits, weaknesses, and strengths.
It’s possible that a certain student continually gets distracted during class. Similarly, another student may have trouble with a certain subtopic. By understanding each student’s learning persona and creating an individualised teaching style accordingly, our teachers maximise knowledge absorption and retention. This strategy has helped our Pakistani students secure top grades.
Provision of Quality Educational Resources
We believe that teaching plays a big role in helping students perform exceptionally well. However, teaching is the first pillar that holds the structure of strong learning. The second pillar is the provision of quality educational resources.
At Cambridge Home School, we have an independent curriculum in place. We believe that the national curriculum is too prescriptive and subject to political turbulence. By retaining the best aspects of the national curriculum and introducing new facets, we’ve created an independent curriculum that helps students secure top grades.
Based on this curriculum, 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.
We also advise parents to utilise these resources and assist their children with homework and/or revision. While this step isn’t necessary, it often helps younger children progress exceptionally well.
It’s important to mention that parents aren’t required to intervene during the online classes at any point. Our MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers structure engaging, interactive, stimulating, and retentive classes to ensure that each student remains engrossed in the lessons through and through. As a parent, you will not be required to “check in” at any point; that’s our job, and it’s a job we take very seriously.
Our definition of “academic performance” covers more than just academic components. We also build essential soft skills in students to help them develop a strong interest in their studies. For instance, students are taught the importance of teamwork for better performance during projects.
We also plan activities that teach students the importance of time management, especially since their exams are time-bound. In addition, soft skills like empathy, respect, self-discipline, and honesty are prioritised. This approach helps our students commit to their studies and become well-rounded individuals.
Student Mental Health
In addition to focusing on academic performance, we also double down on student mental health. 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 provide one-on-one success coaching and pastoral support to every student at Cambridge Home School. This approach helps us provide each student with the emotional support they need to navigate their schooling experience with ease and adroitness. Teenagers especially struggle with a plethora of issues that can affect their academics if left unaddressed. By focusing on these aspects, we help them get back on track.
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 Pakistan?
If you’re considering making the switch from conventional schooling to online schooling for your child, start off by doing your research. Presently, there are hundreds of online schools to choose from. As a parent, you should select a prestigious institution that has extensive experience.
Established in 2002, we have been providing quality online education to students living in Pakistan for over 19 years. 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.
If you want your child to progress exceptionally well in every facet of life, choose Cambridge Home School. Our teachers develop an individualised approach to help students living in Pakistan meticulously cover the curriculum and gain an edge.
Oftentimes, parents worry that their children lack the head start that British students living in the UK are granted. We cover this gap and ensure that your child receives the guidance, resources, and support they need to achieve impressive academic growth from Pakistan.
Utilise the following resources to make an informed decision for your child’s future:
We’re excited to have you on board! Presently, we provide online British education to students living in different cities of Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Hyderabad, and several other notable cities.
If you live in one of the aforementioned cities or any other city in Pakistan, contact us today to provide your child with quality education and protect their future. 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 Pakistan.
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