Parents are facing huge uncertainty over the future of their children’s schooling amid the current COVID-19 crisis and its accompanying lockdown.
But just because times are uncertain, this doesn’t mean that your child’s education should be disrupted or compromised.
Thanks to e-learning and established home education companies such as ourselves at Impaq, structured homeschooling — more than ever — is a viable alternative.
For over 18 years, Impaq has been the largest and most experienced home education provider in the country with more than 19 000 registered Grade R-12 learners for this year alone. Since 2002, a combined total of over 100 000 learners have used Impaq’s home education services.
Here are three key reasons why it makes sense for you to switch your child to Impaq today.
Impaq follows a CAPS-aligned curriculum which means that if your child goes back to a traditional school in future, he or she won’t be behind in their educational journey.
Amid the current crisis, your child could even benefit from the additional structure that Impaq brings to the home learning environment.
Learners who use Impaq’s solutions also fall under the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (SACAI), which is an examination body overseen by Umalusi.
Because of this, our learners write the same exams as every other school child in the country and receive a National Senior Certificate (NSC) upon successfully completing their matric.
Online support, access to tutors
Impaq helps parents take care of administrative duties such as capturing marks, generating reports, and monitoring their child’s progress through our easy-to-use online portal. Our advanced Impaq learning platform technology helps Grade 8 to 12 learners prepare for exams with video content, quizzes, and online tutoring in selected subjects.
Impaq’s education specialists will further guide you and your child on your learning journey and answer any academic queries you have.
If needed, parents can also seek out the assistance of a tutor in specific curriculum areas. There are hundreds of tutors across South Africa, and all of them are conducting their teaching remotely via web technologies to comply with safe social distancing.
These tutors are independent of curriculum providers such as Impaq, but we do provide a list on our website to help you find a tutor near you. Our sister company, Tuta-Me, can also help you find the right tutor.
Once the lockdown period eases, parents may be interested to know that Impaq is affiliated with Optimi Campus, which is a first-of-its-kind home education facility for Grade 10 -12 where learners can receive more in-person support.
Finally, home education learners have more choice when it comes to the number and variety of subjects that they can choose.
In a traditional school, learners at FET level (Grade 10-12) are usually restricted to choosing only a certain number of subjects, dependent on the resources available. These same limits do not apply for home education learners.
Impaq’s learners also have access to a greater variety of subjects, such as Hospitality Studies or Visual Arts. Impaq provides its subjects in both English and Afrikaans as well.
Learning from home has become the norm - so why not let Impaq be your helping hand in this new journey. If you sign up with Impaq before the end of May, you will get a 10% discount. To find out more, visit our website: www.impaq.co.za or phone us on 087 405 2233.
This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by Optimi.