Announcing a fabulous new course for Summer 2022 … GCSE/IGCSE Study Skills!

Due to popular demand, this stand-alone 5 week course covering a wide range of GCSE/IGCSE level study skills is now available for all young people taking, or about to take, GCSEs/IGCSEs – from “independent self-studiers” to “online course” users.

An invaluable course which covers a range of skills, techniques and approaches, so that your young person can master study skills before the academic year starts, or to brush up if they have already started on a subject! Independent study skills can be key to exam success, and many young learners will benefit from learning how to take good study notes, how to maximise the value from reading text, how to manage their time, how to revise effectively (and more!)

This course is available: Online,Live – weekly, starting Tuesday July 26th, 10:00am, running for 5 consecutive Tuesdays; Online, Flexible/Recorded – available starting Tuesday July 26th.

Find out more, and enrol, here: https://homemadeeducation.com/portfolio/study_skills/

Money management and financial understanding courses, new this spring from HomeMadeEducation!

Finance is a part of our everyday life, and having basic personal financial knowledge is one of the most important things you can do to live a healthy, happy and secure life. Understanding the fundamentals of money, budgeting, saving and debt can:
• promote good savings habits
• encourage financial responsibility
• lead to financial health and positive attitudes around money
Young people should have the benefit of financial experience and education to make good decisions with money – big or small. Our ‘Money and You’ courses are created, developed and run by a business and economics specialist, and highly experienced educator. Engaging, interesting and dynamic courses to really inspire your young person.

There are three courses to choose from: KS2 – Money and You – Fundamentals; KS3 – Money and You – Intermediate; KS4 – Money and You – Your Money and Money and the World.

(And, we’re having a “Rishi Special” sale for Spring 2022, so they’re affordable and even better value!)

Find out more, and enrol, here: https://homemadeeducation.com/portfolio/money_and_you_finance_courses_kids/

Nov IGCSE Results just in…

“Morning Kate. A got a 9! Thank you so much fir your support and the feedback from the paper you marked was so helpful. Looking forward to A starting Psychology with you.”

“Hope you are both well. I just wanted to let you know that E got her results today and she got a 9 for both English Lit and Lang. So proud of her. Thank you both for your help. “

“I did the English Language and English Literature GCSE courses with you, and I found your feedback on my assignments and your zoom lessons really helpful. I just wanted to say thank you, because today I got my results back and I got 9s in both language and literature… Also I will definitely be joining some of your online book group zoom calls soon, as I enjoyed the ones I did in summer. :))”

… Just some of the feedback from November IGCSE results, just in this past week. So proud of our learners and so pleased to be part of their learning journeys!

Hope you are all enjoying half-term! A quick FYI that all of the new/updated HomeMadeEducation course information for the rest of 2022 is now here on the website, and the new full brochure is on the FAQ page as well. Plenty of old favourites as well as exciting new courses, as well as the GCSE/ALevel draft schedule for 2022!

Hope you find a course, or two, to delight your young person.

Psychology studies

Psychology is a fascinating subject, and really captures the imagination of young people. It’s dynamic, topical, relevant and engaging … and there are so many different ways to capture the core facts of a topic, in projects and homework assignments.

We love this work, by one of our learners this year, highlighting different lobe functions as part of the Illusions and Perceptions topic!

You can learn a topic and eat it too!

November exam series results

Just some of the feedback from today’s results:

“G got an A in both exams  – Environmental Management and Development Studies – and to say we are over the moon is an understatement! We can’t thank you enough for all your help and support – you have been brilliant!”

Hi Kate. I wanted to let you know that L got an A* in her exam!! … I can’t stop smiling for her!!! Thanks for everything. We love your courses x”

“Just a quick note to thank you for all your help with Travel and Tourism last year. E took the exam in November and received an A so he is extremely happy. Thanks again”

“I just wanted to say I got my results today – a B in both subjects, and I can’t thank you enough for being my teacher and for all the help you’ve given me over the past two years.I definitely wouldn’t have gotten those grades without you! Again, thank you so much :))”

Thank you Kate and Caitlin for all what you do for M. I enrolled her for TT and Business Studies when she just turned 12 and she completed both courses with Kate and sat for the IGCSE in November 2021 when she just turned 14. She has never been to school and … her results today is indeed a great achievement. She is extremely pleased. And she has done well. The best decision we made was to enroll her at that young age with Home Made Education. Thank you Kate for all your help support and efforts. Your courses were so comfortable to a homeschooled shy child and you made her bring out her potential. Thanks a lot. She hopes to do English in May and Caitlin is already doing a wonderful job. Thank you both of you for everything you do to our young people.”

“She is so happy with her Environmental Management result. Thanks to Kate for a great course which prepared her well for the exam. Last year was a difficult year with assessed grading and studying for 2 autumn and 1 January subject exams. She has opted for a couple of subjects to sit this summer and is still studying with Caitlin and Kate. We are really happy we found Kate and Caitlin at homemade education. You are a huge part of getting E this far in her studying and exam journey, we are very thankful. She has been interviewed and offered a place at all 3 places she applied to for A levels.”

Fantastic results for one of our learners today, and fantastic feedback! At HomeMadeEducation, we feel it is a privilege to be part of a young person’s educational journey.

exam courses with autumn sittings

Thinking about a GCSE/IGCSE subject, which has exam timing in the Autumn?

HomeMadeEducation offers a range of subjects that can be written in the Autumn exam period (Oct/Nov) that can be started in January!

*CIE IGCSE Environmental Management

*CIE IGCSE Travel and Tourism

*CIE IGCSE Geography

*CIE IGCSE Business

*CIE IGCSE English

These are all available for enrolment now, so your young person can spread their studies and exams throughout the year.

*Edexcel IGCSE Economics and IGCSE English are also available in the January exam period, enrolling this January means a full 12 months of exam preparation.

Just contact us for more information! (run by a home educator, for home educators)

IGCSE English exams skills courses – new for 2022!

We have three new courses on offer for early 2022, to get your young person ready for May/June exams (which include mocks/TAGs evidence, just in case!) …

IGCSE English Language “EXAM SKILLS PLUS” –  (7 weeks £150)
Hone and refine your exam skills to boost your chances of success and receive detailed personalised feedback based on the exam criteria. This course covers key skills and strategies and offers insights into the demands of each of the different question types that appear on the exam paper. There will be required pre-work. Edexcel and CIE exam boards will be covered specifically through board-specific assignments. Culminating in a full invigilated mock exam to provide valuable exam experience. This invigilated mock exam would also be admissible as evidence in the event of IGCSEs being assessed through Teacher Assessed Grades … Click HERE for more info and to book.

IGCSE English Literature “EXAMS SKILLS PLUS” –  (7 weeks £150)
Hone and refine your exam skills to boost your chances of success and receive detailed personalised feedback based on the exam criteria. This course covers the key aspects of analysing poetry, prose and drama and helps to improve the quality of your academic writing with a specific focus on the exam assessment objectives. There will be pre-work; Specific exam board requirements will be addressed via homework assignments. Culminating in a full invigilated mock exam to provide valuable exam experience. This invigilated mock exam would also be admissible as evidence in the event of IGCSEs being assessed through Teacher Assessed Grades … Click HERE for more info and to book.

The Exam Experience (£80, £120 including admin of TAG)
Put your exam skills to the test and gain valuable exam experience by sitting a fully invigilated mock exam in IGCSE English Language or IGCSE English Literature. Edexcel and CIE exam boards can be assessed. We can also facilitate The Exam Experience for AQA and Edexcel GCSE Language and/or Literature. You will receive detailed personalised marking feedback on your exam to help guide your exam preparation. This invigilated mock exam would also be admissible as evidence in the event of (I)GCSEs being assessed through Teacher Assessed Grades … Click HERE for more info and to book.

See ALL of our IGCSE English “Exam Skills” courses here … CLICK