With a population of 2.9 million people, Qatar is known for its rich culture, incredible museums, delicious cuisine, friendly locals, historical and contemporary art, and fascinating traditions. Whether you live in Doha, Abu az Zuluf, Abu Thaylah, Ad Dawhah al Jadidah, or any other city in Qatar, you should have a strong focus on providing a quality education to your children. In recent years, online schooling has started gaining traction across Qatar, especially in Doha. Parents are increasingly weighing the pros and cons of conventional (in-person) schooling, and understanding the benefits of making the transition to online learning for their children. Taken at face value, conventional schooling is believed to be the best approach for students. However, a closer look at its dynamics reveals a plethora of hidden cracks often left unnoticed by parents and even some educators. By sending their children to a reputable, experienced, and trusted online school, parents can eliminate the risk of:
School bullying and/or harassment
Virus contraction from unvaccinated children (especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic)
A high student-teacher ratio
Ineffective teaching from inexperienced teachers
Emotional and/or physical abuse by teachers
Emotional and/or physical abuse by fellow students
In addition to providing children a safe, wholesome, supportive, and enriching online learning environment, parents can also reduce the risk of student burnout. This generally occurs when students are required to spend between 7 and 8 hours shuffling in and out of classes.
Towards the end of the day, many students lose focus and struggle to absorb and retain the knowledge that is being provided. They may feel too exhausted and overworked to learn as attentively, rigorously, and keenly as they should.
When students return home, they feel too tired to play skill-building activities and sports, enjoy their favourite hobbies, take up new interests, and grow in a personal and social capacity. Not only is their academic growth affected, but their non-academic development is also slowed down.
At Cambridge Home School, we have been providing a quality British online education to students across Qatar since 2002. With over 19 years of experience, we’re committed to making learning fun, engaging, effective, and retentive.
Our students benefit from a healthy school-life balance. This balance plays a big role in helping them feel active, alert, and focused during their lessons and throughout the day. As a result, students learn better.
They also benefit from being taught in a healthy online learning atmosphere with zero risks of class bullying, harassment, racial microaggressions, or taunts. Our MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers work assiduously to control the learning environment, keep students on track, and promote respect for each and every student in the classroom.
By continually encouraging students to accept, respect, and build each other up, we ensure that the learning environment brings out the best in them. They grow personally, socially, and academically. We cover all the bases.
As a parent, you can choose from four different online schools for your child: 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).
Why Should I Select Cambridge Home School?
1. Quality of Education
Our teachers are committed to helping each student explore and refine their strengths to actualise impressive academic growth. We understand that many students living in Qatar struggle to secure top grades due to a lack of individualised learning.
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 Qatari students secure top grades.
A low student-teacher ratio goes a long way in helping students learn more effectively. Students don’t have to compete with each other for their teacher’s time, attention, and guidance. By teaching as few as 8 to 10 students, our teachers are able to give one-on-one time to all of them. As a result, students get a better grasp of critical concepts. There’s no risk of a student potentially being left behind.
While the group is taught collectively, each individual is also provided the personalised assistance they need to understand the lesson better. At the end of the day, our students progress extremely well. As a parent, you don’t have to worry about your child struggling to pay attention, understand lessons, participate in class, or stay on track. Our teachers will take care of it all.
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.
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.
Making the Switch to Online Schooling in Qatar
If you’re considering making the switch from conventional schooling to online schooling for your child, start 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.
We have been providing quality online education to students living in Qatar 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).
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 Qatar 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 Qatar.
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 Qatar, including Doha, Al Rayyan, Umm Şalāl Muḩammad, Ash Shīḩānīyah, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, Dukhān, Madīnat ash Shamāl, Al Qukayr, and Al Ruways, among other notable cities and towns.
If you live in one of the aforementioned cities or any other city in Qatar, 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 Qatar.
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