Why choose to do online A levels?
We offer a range of online A levels to help support and guide you to your final exams.
Here is a list below:
Yet why would you want to do this online?
Some of our teachers have been working in elearning for over 10 years. Yet only now has it become a topic of discussion with many worried about the pandemic and being forced to learn and work from home.
There are so many advantages!
- Ease of studying from home.
- Ability to privately chat with your teacher in class.
- Reduce your impact on the environment.
- Create a work environment that suites your needs.
Ease of working from home.
You don’t have to rush in the morning. You have more time to prepare yourself instead of getting ready to jump in a car or school bus.
Ability to privately chat with your teacher in class.
I’m sure we have all been there. Wanting to ask a question but concerned about taking up too much time or what others may think. One of the great benefits of working online is if you have a question and want it answered privately in class. We have that function with Microsoft Teams.
Reduce your impact on the environment.
Reduce fuel usage:
The very fact you do not have to jump into a car, public transport or school bus is an instant advantage to all homeschoolers wanting to reduce their impact on the environment. The daily commute is a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Global Workforce Analytics, estimates that working from home for the week can reduce emissions by 108 million tons every year.
If you link this with a company that offers renewable electricity, you are instantly reducing your carbon footprint, as well as potentially reducing your out goings.
Less School Waste:
By working from home and talking remotely, you will reduce the amount of paper being printed or plastics being used. No plastic or cardboard wrapped sandwiches or salads, you can buy from your grocer and make your own!
Create a work environment that suites your needs.
With some of our teachers having over a decades worth of online teaching experience we are in a position to see the benefits. Each child can have there own needs, which a school with large classrooms can not cater for. If you need regular breaks, or to private message or even the need to have specific light fittings, you can cater for that. You choose the work environment that suites your needs.
Microsoft Teams Education
We will be using Microsoft Teams Education this year. An excellent teaching tool that provides interactive classrooms, video links, whiteboard technology and easy chat facilities. All of this is to help with our online A level course.
We also have flipped our learning model. Teachers require students to read or watch documentaries at home for their homework, (Their will be some written work as well.) The students then come into classes, to discuss, debate, and do tasks around what they have learnt outside of class.
We have seen huge positives to this.
A task that has some what disappeared but with this model it can only grow. There is also a substantial amount of scientifically proven benefits to reading:
- Strengthens the brain
- Increases empathy
- Builds vocabulary
- Reduces stress
- Aids sleep
- Alleviates depression
- Increases lifespan
Students who attend University have also informed us that the practice of reading and research has also been a huge help.
More collaboration time for students:
Students can be given tasks in class, and they don’t have to just be one to one, they can be in groups. Allowing a lot more collaboration with other students.
Students learn at their own pace:
Due to the reading taking place outside school hours, students can take their time to read at their own speed. It also means if they find the subject matter interesting they can begin to do further research into the subject.
It encourages students to come to class prepared:
There is no way of getting around this. Students have to read to be able to do the tasks set in class. Meaning that research and learning are taking place.
Missing class becomes less problematic:
Even if ill, or they need an appointment, or even being abroad students can catch up in two ways. They can read the text, do further research, have questions prepared for class, and we record our lessons, so if they miss anything they can catch up.
If you would like to know more about doing online A levels with us, there are links at the beginning to some of our classes.
You can also email us in the contact form below:
Let’s get started, shall we?