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“I was just wondering how many hours a day you have to do to qualify to be doing a sensible education by the government, I want to start home schooling but I don`t know how many hours a day I would have to do it a week? Can anyone help me?
6 years ago
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Hi Lauren. I home schooled all four of my children at primary level and two of them for their GCSEs. There is no set time or hours per week. It depends on what you are planning to do. My daughter just sat GCSEs so she spent many hours in the last couple of months revising and completing past papers. What level are you homeschooling for? Have you joined any homeschooling forums? There will definitely be one based in your area where you can get to meet local home schoolers whom you can meet and discuss.
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There are no guidelines or specific rules that suggest you are providing a sensible educational for your children. The crucial factor is that your children are taught all relevant aspects of the curriculum, like they would in school. They should then be capable of passing any exam papers that would be given out in any education establishment. If they are of high school level, they would have to sit their exams just like other pupils, on the exact same day but in a private space with a qualified invigilator.
As far as I`m aware, there are no specific rules about this. You just need to ensure your child receives an adequate education. You don`t need to follow the National Curriculum or study for a set number of hours, nor does the parent need to be a qualified teacher. Local authorities can ask to visit if they learn that a child is being home educated and it would probably be a good idea to let them visit and check that the child is receiving an education. You don`t have to do GCSEs etc. My sister was home educated from the age of 11. She didn`t do any GCSEs but, when she was 18, she sat five A levels and went on to Cambridge University, from which she then graduated with a first class degree.