Expert Advice

Homeschooling in England

Homeschooling Expert Advice from Isabel Shaw

Q
I'm 15, live in England, and I've been out of school for quite a while due to illness. I am now considering homeschooling as I would like an education and qualifications. The problem is that next year I will be expected to take my GCSEs. What can I do?
A
Try contacting the Home Education Advisory Service at www.heas.org.uk. This national home-education group provides advice and support for families homeschooling in the UK. You'll find information about the GCSE examination requirements, as well as answers to other homeschooling questions.

For general homeschool information about homeschooliong in England, here's a site with links to support groups and mailing lists: www.midnightbeach.com/hs/listlist.f.html. Good luck!

Isabel Shaw is a freelance writer and homeschooling mom of 15 years. She and her husband Ray homeschool their two daughters, Jessica and Amanda. Besides being a contributor to FamilyEducation.com, Shaw has written for Home Education Magazine, The Link, Homeschooling Horizons Magazine, The Homeschool Gazette, and other publications.

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