pdf High school exiting options for home-schoolers in South Africa Popular

By 1747 downloads

Download (pdf, 1.58 MB)

High School exiting option for home-schoolers in South Africa.pdf

High school exiting options for  home-schoolers  in South Africa

Home-schooling is an alternative to mainstream schooling where parents take responsibility for the education of their own children. This is an increasingly common choice for some who feel that they could better educate their child at home, choosing curricula of their choice that fits in with their family beliefs and values. However, the difficulty may come in securing a school leaver’s certificate for the child at the end of Grade 12, with which they may gain access into tertiary institutions for further study. In this study an online survey tool was used to gain empirical data from parents of home-schoolers, assessing the various curriculum paths they chose to educate their children. It was found that there are three possible exit strategies for South African home-schoolers which provide a National Senior Certificate, or equivalent. Furthermore, various delivery methods and pedagogical and presentation styles were identified. In addition, the costs incurred and the difficulties presented by various curriculum providers were explored. Finally the findings are summarized and recommendations are made for policy changes that will allow alternate access routes into tertiary institutions.

Legal & Research

Legal Status

Home Education is legal in South Africa and internationally.

+ View

Homeschool Research

Research consistently proves that homelearners perform better.

+ View

History of homeschooling in South

History of home education in South Africa   Home schooling (which

+ View


Learning centre overview

Regulatory environment & support for learning centres

+ View

How to find a learning centre

Since there is no central registry of learning centres, they are

+ View

Start a Learning Centre

Important considerations when starting a learning centre

+ View

Homeschool ABC



Popular homeschooling approaches and styles ...

+ View


5 Easy steps to start homeschooling ...

+ View


How to choose a curriculum for your family ...

+ View



Homeschool Forums

Where homeschoolers in South Africa discuss and share ... ...

Support Groups

Parents living in the same area that support each other. ....... ...


Tutors provide additional support to homeschooling parents. ... ...

Homeschool family blogs

Blogs by homeschooling families sharing their experiences and advice. ...



We offer an integrated education solution that gives you full ...

Love2Learn Curriculum

Love2Learn offers a comprehensive, modular curriculum, designed to ...

Physical Development Life Skills ...

- CARPE DIEM -Seize the DayUse the OpportunityHelp children … so ...


e-Library is ‘n handige, gebruikersvriendelike en bekostigbare ...

Q & A

What about matric?
There are a number of ways that homelearners can get a matric. The most popular form of matric is the academic matric. W...
4779 Hits
What is the best curriculum?
There is no curriculum that is the best curriculum for all families. Parents must have a look at as many as possible cur...
3987 Hits
Free and 2nd Homeschool resources
The sahomeschoolers.org website has a list of selected free resources that are available, as well as a service where hom...
4398 Hits
Save 10%
  • Prev
  • Curriculums & Resources
Scroll to top