How does it work? How much does it cost? How old does my child need to be? Which subjects do you teach? What about Exams? What about social skills? What kind of reasons make people choose an online school? How did First College begin? So be honest, what's the down side? How does it work? The student attends classes for three one hour sessions through the day 09.30 - 14.00 hours (UK time). They study in a small group with a teacher during each lesson. Homework is done by a special system rather like email.