As virtual learning popularises across Saudi Arabia, many parents are making the switch from conventional (in-person) learning to online schooling for their children. As a parent, understanding whether you’re making the right decision for your child is imperative. Use this guide to dig deeper.
Your Child’s Learning Persona
Before you get started, make sure you understand your child’s learning persona. Each student learns differently. They have unique strengths, weaknesses, and quirks. It’s possible that your child takes extra time to understand concepts. It’s also possible that they’re prone to zoning out during classes.
Based on these insights, understand whether online schooling will be effective for your child. If they frequently get distracted, throw tantrums mid-class, or feel anxious, online schooling is a great option. Since the student-teacher ratio is low, students get individualised attention from teachers. This helps them stay calm, perform better, and adapt to the system.
Your Personal Schedule
As a parent, figuring out where you stand is imperative. Take a closer look at your personal schedule. If there’s a lot going on, you simply can’t take on the added responsibility of spending hours helping your child revise and complete their homework. Unfortunately, many parents have to take on this task because teachers fail to fulfil their responsibility.
Cambridge Home School’s MA/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers keep students on track and deliver effective lessons so you don’t have to spend a significant amount of time on homework/revision. As a working parent, you can take a breather, assist your child for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, and spend quality time with them.
Quality of Online Schooling
Image Alt Text: an older student attending his IGCSE classes
As you make the switch to online schooling for your child in Saudi Arabia, make sure you choose a prestigious institution with a stellar track record. Established in 2002, Cambridge Home School has been providing a quality online British education to students across Saudi Arabia for 19 years and counting.
Choose from one of their four programs based on your child’s age: 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).
The institution accepts applications from students living in Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Hail, Khamis Mushait, Najran, Al Hofuf, Dhahran, AzZulfi, Jazan, Turaif, and several other cities in Saudi Arabia.