Our Fees

Our affordable monthly homeschooling fees cover all the online curriculum, assessments, and tests with a once-off £100 per family administration fee.

All prices are calculated on a monthly basis.

KS2 (ages 7 - 10)

£45

£99 with support
KS3 (ages 11 - 14)

£65

£125 with support
HS Diploma (KS4) *

£150

with support

* There will be a one-off additional charge of £150 on completion of the course to cover the cost of the Diploma, Transcript and Statement of Comparability which will be sent out in a presentation folder.

Home educators are responsible for monitoring the daily progress of the children. SwitchedOn Education requires one month’s written notice should the student no longer wish to continue with the curriculum. SwitchedOn Education is structured for continuous enrollment and the student is considered enrolled until the home educator gives one month notice and withdraws the student, in writing. No refunds are given for registration fees.

Support

Academic Support & Tutoring

Grading of the academic work, personal interaction, and motivation between student, qualified teacher, and staff, is provided. Students can book a tutor session with a specific tutor via an online booking calendar.

Home Educator Conferences

Know what’s coming up with our easy-to-use handy screens that show your students daily assignments, a curriculum overview, due dates, subject reviews, and test scores. Relevant topics and training are discussed with home educators to equip them as home-based learning, home educators.

 

Teams Conferences

Quarterly Teams conferences take place in groups with the students as well as home educators.

Communication

Communication takes place via WhatsApp call, messages, e-mail, Microsoft TEAMS, and on the built-in program.

Student Conferences

Motivational and educational topics are discussed as a group according to the various ages.

WhatsApp

The Institute has a mobile phone where WhatsApp calls and messages can be sent to.

Messaging

The program has a built-in Message and Help function which enables the student and teacher to speak directly with each other.

Microsoft Teams

All communication with registered families takes place via Microsoft TEAMS. (A free license will be provided)

Hours

Academic hours: 8 am – 2 pm during South African school terms

Frequently Asked Questions

What about handwriting? Is it all on the computer?

Younger children are encouraged to write their notes out on paper as well as their projects. Written questions can also be written out instead of typed on a computer.. All work is presented online but if home educators wish their students to complete work in written format this can be done when completing Projects or Science Experiments as well as any other manually graded work.

What are the recommended hours to be online daily?

Generally speaking, a student needs to be completing 2 assignments per subject per day. As the assignments are of varying lengths students should spend approximately 45 minutes per subject per day but this is subject to the length of assignment and number of sections per assignment coupled with the ability of the student. Please factor in all these components and remember to give students comfort and snack or food breaks throughout the day.

Will my student get their GCSEs?

The exit qualification is an American High School diploma that works on the credit system when completing subjects. If the student completes all the necessary work related to that subject, they will receive the assigned credits and when they have completed the necessary credits, they will receive the certificate. This certificate has been given a full UK statement of comparability by the UK Department of Education.

Does this curriculum cater for students with SEND?

Our Curriculum is recognized as a Certified Autism Resource by IBCCES. SwitchedOn Education allows teachers to create customised courses to meet the individual needs of each student.

Are there any additional costs?

The cost includes access to ALL subjects within the SwitchedOn Education curriculum. 

There will be a one-off additional charge of £150 on completion of the course to cover the cost of the Diploma, Transcript and Statement of Comparability which will be sent out in a presentation folder.

Who is the curriculum accredited by?

See ACSI accreditation and Cognia.

Where do I find the Placement Tests?

You will find the Placement Tests when you type in “tests” in the Course Assignment screen.

Here is a video on placement tests

Which Placement Tests do I assign?

I suggest that you assign the Math and Language Arts Placement Tests as these subjects are what I call CONCEPT subjects where prior knowledge is required and its learning is similar to building a wall where one brick needs to be securely in place before adding the next one. Mastery in these subjects is vital. The other subjects are CONTENT subjects where the students are presented with content at their chronological age level therefore I suggest that students begin on those subjects at their chronological or reading level.