What Curriculum Do I Need for the American SAT Exam?

This is a question that seems to crop up a lot. In the UK when you take IGCSE’s and A-Levels, you would check what exam board your nearest exam centre uses, you would then buy the Edexcel/Cambridge/AQA etc course for English/Maths/Fill-in-your-subject. Right? The American system is different. That is not how it works and actually…therein lies the beauty of it all. …

The American SAT :: An Alternative to A-Levels For British Home Educators

Did you know that there is an alternative to A-Levels for British home educators?     What if I were to tell you that you don’t have to ditch how you learn, your educational philosophies or your favourite resources. What if I told you that you could continue to keep God at the centre of your home education and that you …

Post Homeschooling Update

Gosh! It has been a while hasn’t it? July has been a busy and exciting month but things seem to be getting back under control and I thought I’d love to pop in here for a little catch up and natter. *Just a little warning…this is a photo heavy post with lots of lovely snippets of Tuscany* July brought results! SAT exam …

The End of an Era

This is a mostly happy but little bittersweet post to write. On Saturday our homeschool journey drew to a close with Jessica-Laine writing her final SAT Subject exams.  Our closest exam centre for these exams was a beautiful fee-paying school in the Yorkshire countryside. From Chester, it is about a 2.5-hour drive and when you need to be at the school …

Home is Where the Heart Is

Homeschool:: Why is it that the thought of starting something new can have such a paralysing effect?  For me, it is the worry of failing, so I put it off, let it slide and procrastinate telling myself that I will tackle it, whatever “it” is, tomorrow. I have really wanted to take my blog in a new direction, but I feel …

Big Garden Birdwatch :: A Citizen Science Project

The Big Garden Birdwatch is happening this weekend and we are all set! We’ve been participating since 2014 and it is something we look forward to doing in our homeschool.  It is a great citizen science project after we have spent an hour counting the birds that visit our feeder we log into the RSPB website and submit our results. This …

Looking Ahead: 2019

Its that time of year again where we look back over the year we’ve just journeyed and forward into a year that holds a world of possibilities. We all have things that we would like to leave behind and things that we want to do better in the new year.   This week between Christmas and New Year is the week I …