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Why study International GCSEs?

Why choose to study International GCSEs? If you live in the UK, you’ll most likely know of GCSEs. They’re the standard school qualifications most pupils sit exams for when they’re around 16. Now, though, more schools around the world as well as independent schools in the UK have introduced

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South African vs UK Education Systems

Are you a family thinking of moving to the UK from South Africa? If you have school-age children, there are some key differences between the South African and UK education systems that you’ll need to be aware of. But don’t worry – we’re here to help. In this blog,

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STEM subjects: what are they and why study them?

STEM has been a bit of a buzzword in education over the decade or so. It’s an educational approach, and stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These are all subject areas that form the basis of a huge range of careers, as well as important skills that the world

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Nurturing cultural awareness in children

Encouraging cultural awareness in children is vital, especially in the increasingly globalised world of today. Younger generations will be meeting and working with people from more diverse and international backgrounds than ever before. With that in mind, now’s an important time to be educating our young people early on about

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Introducing our Parent Liaisons!

My Online Schooling are excited to introduce our new Parent Liaison service, which we’ll be offering from the beginning of Term 2 this academic year. The service is designed to provide our enrolled families with even better, more individualised day-to-day support throughout your child’s schooling with us. But enough from

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The value of the arts for young people with Claire Doyle

It’s no secret that the arts have a positive impact on young peoples’ lives. Whether it’s painting, dance, theatre, singing or playing an instrument, there are so many ways to get kids’ creative juices flowing in and after school. But creativity isn’t just for the ‘artsy’ ones… This week,

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The best free mental health apps for young people

Does your child struggle with their mental health? One of our main priorities here at My Online Schooling is supporting our pupils with their mental health and well-being. Statistics show that conditions like anxiety, depression and eating disorders are on the rise among children and young people. Research

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Beating the winter blues as a family

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, winter has well and truly arrived. The days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing in, making it all the more difficult to get out of bed in the mornings. Whether you’re a winter-lover or a bit of a scrooge, now’s

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Bullying in 2019 and how to tackle it

Sadly, in 2019, bullying is still a wide-scale issue. According to a recent BBC article, an annual report has found that a fifth of young people in the UK have experienced bullying in the past year. The survey shows little to no improvement on last year’s data. It’s… Read More

Stress management for children and young people

‘Stress’ is definitely a buzz-word in the adult world. Almost every adult can relate to feeling stressed; whether it’s the stress of work, raising a family or other grown-up responsibilities. But while we’re all so busy managing our own daily stresses, stress management for children and young people can often

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