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  1. HOME Essential Info

    Going to School

    ALL SUBJECTS

    Timezone Programme

    Software needed

    First Class (Basics)

    Seniors (Intermediate level)

    Scholars (IGCSE exams)

    Fees

    Restricted Programme

    Exam Programme

    Contact us

    How to Book

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  1. Term Dates

    Our term dates and holidays. Autumn, Winter, summer terms. Half term breaks. Long holidays.

    Jan 1, 2017
    Fees

    Fees per month, per term, or per year. Discounts. Giving notice. Your first month.

    Feb 12, 2015
    Going to School

    What it's like going to school on the internet. Small groups in classrooms,with lively lessons and discussions. Homework every day. Contact by Messenger.

    Jan 30, 2015
    HOME Essential Info

    Like an old fashioned little village school because it's small and friendly, and you learn a lot. But it's a totally NEW fashioned school - on the internet. For ages 10 - 18 yrs. Kind, dedicated teachers, all UK based. About 7 - 12 students per class (max. 15). Basic studies up to IGCSE exams with. Classes MON - THURS 10-12 hours live interactive lessons a week. Generous contact hours for families until 7pm (Fri 5pm) A classic British education in traditional style, using modern technology.

    Jul 1, 2014
    Contract 1

    The Contract. Bookings. New families. Computer and Software requirements. Contact. Absence. Study programmes. Leaving, giving notice.

    Jul 1, 2014
    How to Book

    Three steps to book your place. 1) Talk to us! 2) Personal questionnaire. 3) Pay £100 admin. fee.

    Jul 1, 2014
    Weekly Timetable

    Weekly classes Mon. - Thurs. Timetable - class hours, breaks. Homework, supervised homework where necessary. Absences, cancelled work.

    Feb 25, 2014
    Timezone Programme

    Timezone students need a special service because they cannot attend all our live classes. Some cannot attend any. This tells you how we make it possible for anyone - anywhere - to get a first class education at First College.

    Feb 25, 2014
    ALL SUBJECTS

    List of subjects taught with links to Subject pages. A quick look at the Restricted Programme, the Exam Programme, how we handle religion, Tutorials and Extras.

    Nov 28, 2013
    Exam Programme

    About IGCSE. Exam subjects offered. Timing and length of Exam Programme. Aims of the Exam Programme. Three types of Exam Programme (flexibility).

    Nov 28, 2013
    What they say ... testimonials

    Some of the wonderful things that families, students and Education Officers say about First College.

    Sep 23, 2013
    First Class (Basics)

    First Class (Basics) level, generally 11 - 12yrs standard but also assessments, and remedial work. Courses provided. Note on the Restricted Programme and introductory support.

    Aug 27, 2013
    Restricted Programme

    The Restricted Programme is a smaller, gentler amount of work. It can gradually increase as and when that is possible, or it can stay the same, or change to less. It can fluctuate to support changing needs.

    Aug 3, 2013
    Resources

    Carefully selected websites which you might find useful. Please note we do NOT add anyone here as a 'mutual link' just to promote ourselves. To appear here the site must be genuinely useful and relevant to families looking for help with independent education.

    Aug 3, 2013
    About us

    How the project began, who we are, what each of us does. Background experience and qualifications.

    Aug 2, 2013
    Literature all levels

    Literature at junior, intermediate and exam levels. Poetry, stories, films, gaming. Novel and play.

    Aug 2, 2013
    English all levels

    About English teaching at First College. Basics, literacy. Spelling, dyslexia. Essays, comprehension, business letters. IGCSE English syllabus.

    Aug 2, 2013
    The Good Teacher

    The 10 points that make a good teacher. A checklist for all the members of a learning partnership.

    Jul 28, 2013
    STUDENTS The Homework Wars

    Homework can be tough for students - or is it? Use these 7 top tips from an expert to end the homework war and get smiles and winner status.

    Jul 28, 2013
    PARENTS The Homework Wars!

    Homework wars are horrible. But homework is the most important part of education of all. It's parents helping with getting homework done that builds education and career success more than anything else. Sadly students who don't do well are usually the ones who don't get parent help. Here's how.

    Jul 28, 2013
    History all levels

    History teaching at the three levels. Tribes, Tudors, knights and humour. Key personalities. Children in history. Themes such as war, feminism, technology. IGCSE syllabus: the French Revolution, Napoleon, the Russian Revolution, Stalin.

    Jul 28, 2013
    Software needed

    The basic software (computer stuff) you need. Nothing complicated, mainly just browser, email and word processor.

    Jul 27, 2013
    Social issues

    How small size helps keep us human. How software helps with learning social skills. How we teach courtesy. Discipline resources.

    Jul 27, 2013
    Education Philosophy

    The power of praise and practicality. Balancing praise with discipline. Keeping it small and personal. A halfway house between school and home education.

    Jul 27, 2013
    Contract 2

    Contract 2. Dispute; Closing out a student; Privacy of Data; and Security.

    Jul 27, 2013
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