FAQ: Global Village College

What is Global Village College’s unique offering?

We custom make your child's personal education journey - bespoke education.

We encourage your child to work at their own pace, by providing support and the opportunity to move through the curriculum as quickly as they want to.

We also offer a Class option should you child prefer the structure of a scheduled weekly online classroom with support to help your child on their learning path.

We offer individual academic coaching to help your child achieve academic success. This is a personal relationship where your child meets one-on-one with an academic coach, who assists them with planning and who provides guidance and counselling.

Subject tutoring is provided by qualified teachers with years of experience and subject expertise to improve your child’s academic performance. Customise your child’s learning experience with individual or group tutoring as they require.

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What does Global Village offer?

We provide customised learning solutions to prepare students for Cambridge International qualifications, utilising our revolutionary online platform and supported by our qualified and experienced academic staff.

  • We offer the choice for your child to learn at their own pace or weekly scheduled classes.
  • We offer academic coaching and subject specific tutoring as you require.

Qualified teachers with decades of experience and subject expertise have prepared the online classroom for your child – providing course material, fun activities, appropriate videos and links to watch and interactive activities.

We offer additional support services:

  • Entrance assessments
  • Academic pathway planning consultations
  • Textbook ordering service

We facilitate community service projects and encourage students to enrol in The President’s Award whilst completing their Cambridge International qualification. This makes their university application stand out from the rest.

We arrange social events and workshops.

How does the online platform work?

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Design Your Unique Solution

Choose to learn at your own pace or to attend weekly scheduled online classes.

Include academic coaching and subject specific tutoring as you require.

Online

Access the online platform anytime, anywhere to follow the 30 week curriculum aligned blended learning course.

Supported

You are supported by an academic coach and subject tutor according to how you have customised your course.

Managed

Your progress is managed with marked assignments and progress transcripts.

Progress

Progress from Primary Stage 6 and Stage 7, 8 and 9 towards Cambridge International International GCSE, AS & A Level examinations.

Enrol in the President’s Award to round off your education. This will make your university application stand out from the rest and improve your employability.

What are the technical requirements for Google Classroom?

A student needs a smart device + an internet connection + a browser. See more details here.

Can my child study from outside South Africa?

Yes, your child can access our platform wherever they are, 24/7, as long as they have an internet connection! This allows your family the flexibility for your child to learn wherever they are, as you prefer.

When can I enrol my child?

You can apply for admission at any time of year.

How do I enrol my child?

Find out more on the Admission page or complete the Expression of Interest Form (below) to help us understand your child’s needs.

You may also email us: admin@globalvillageint.com.

What stage should my child enrol in?

Please see the suggested equivalent South African school grades and ages.

We can assist you in determining the appropriate level for your child to enrol.

Can they transition from the CAPS or IEB school system?

Yes. Please see our guideline for equivalent South African school grades and ages.

What stages do you offer courses for?

We offer courses for Primary Stage 6, Stage 7, 8 and 9, International GCSE and AS Level. Courses for A Level are coming soon!

What subjects do you offer?

Please see our Courses page for a detailed list of subjects for each stage

How long does a course take?

Our courses are structured for an academic year of thirty weeks.

Our Learn at Your Own Pace course options encourage your child to work at their own pace, by providing support as well as the opportunity to move through the curriculum as quickly as they want to.

Our Class option provides the structure of a 30 week scheduled classroom.

What support do you offer?

Our unique offering is academic coaching to help your child achieve academic success. Coaching is a personal relationship where your child meets one-on-one with an academic coach, who assists them with planning and provides guidance and counselling.

We offer tutoring where we provide specialist assistance in specific subject areas to improve your child’s academic performance. Tutoring can be included for the duration of the course, for exam preparation or as required for any subject area or skill. We offer individual and group tutoring.

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Where can I order textbooks?

We provide a textbook ordering service for you to order textbooks at publisher’s prices.

What support should I provide to my child?

We believe, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Whilst we see our role as academic specialists, it is important that you are involved and support your child in their learning journey.

Parents can assist their child in the following ways:

  1. Provide a clear structure. Decide on the times your child will study for each subject and ensure that they stick to the schedule.
  2. Provide the necessary resources and help them organise their workspace and materials. Provide a filing system that works for your child and print their work schedule so that they can tick off the work they have completed. Please assist them to print their material if they prefer using a hard copy.
  3. Discuss their work with them and review their progress every week to make sure they understand all the work. Ask us to arrange subject specific tutoring when you see they tutelage.
  4. Praise their effort and encourage them when they find any topic challenging. Remind them to embrace challenge and to see effort as the path to mastery.

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