Welcome to the Home-Ed Exams Wiki, on qualifications for home-educated students - what you can do and how you can do it!
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General Exams Info for Home Educators Edit
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) including, but not only: Where do I start, Can my child go to college to do GCSEs, and...
Exam Changes - how does the change to new GCSEs graded 9-1 affect home educators?
Making entries, preparing for exams and sitting exams - how do you DO all this? See also Study Skills for self-study techniques.
Finding an exam centre - centres already in use by home educators, and how to find others, or approach potential centres.
Subjects - which subjects and qualifications are available to external (private) candidates?
Distance Learning Course Providers - you don't need to use correspondence courses to do exams, but they can be useful.
Groups - home educators often study for exams in groups. Please list local or online groups here.
College for home-educated children: part-time college at 14-16 through a special scheme funded direct from the government.
Qualification Types: Edit
- IGCSEs - What are they? How do they compare to GCSEs?
- Functional Skills
- Open University
- Alternative Qualifications - Open University, Btecs, American SATs, and gaining recognition for other achievements, sports, volunteering, conservation work etc.
Post-16 - what happens next? Edit
16+ - What do home-ed teenagers do at 16+? At what age does home education officially finish? Do you still have Local Authority involvement? Can you claim Child benefit?
Personal experiences of home educators - exam results and case studies. University offers and routes to Further- and Higher- Education and employment from home-ed.
Adult Education - it's never too late to gain qualifications.
Apprenticeships - get a qualification while you work.
Higher Education - applying to uni from home education, or if you were home educated previously. How to fill in UCAS forms.
- Veterinary Medicine - pointers for those aiming at vet school.
- Business Studies
- Development Studies
- Environmental Management
- Global Citizenship
- Greek (Classical)
- Hebrew, Biblical
- IT , ICT, Computing, Computer Science, etc. and separate page on ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
- Modern Foreign Languages :-
- PE and Sports - see Alternative_Qualifications
- Religious Studies
- Science-single, combined or triple? See also separate pages for single sciences:-
Describe your topicEdit
Qualifications for UK home-educated students; subjects, syllabuses, resources, ideas. Home education is also known as Homeschooling or home schooling in some countries. This wiki is dedicated to UK qualifications and how home educators can access them.
This site has been put together by people on the HE-Exams Yahoo! email group and the Home Education UK Exams & Alternatives Facebook group which discuss the practicalities of gaining formal qualifications as a home-educated young person. Home educators share their experience and recommendations. Please do add your own suggestions to this wiki, either as a comment or by clicking the 'edit' button on any page.
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Summary: Apprenticeships Links: links on training for employers
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Summary: What qualifications do I need to get an apprenticeship?: added source.
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Summary: Links to Scotland and Wales schemes
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New page: Apprenticeships are jobs for people aged 16 and over which include compulsory training. They are paid jobs and pay and conditions vary between...
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Summary: Comments from Home - Ed Arts Awards providers::
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Summary: Resources: Added comments from KAte Pavey about Arts Awards, plus lots of links to free tutorials.