What is homeschool.ie?
Homeschool.ie is an online grinds service for Primary, Junior and Leaving Certificate students.
How does it work?
Enrol in a subject and get on demand access to 24 pre-recorded video lessons that cover the entire subject syllabus in one year.
Each video lesson covers a specific topic in that subject’s syllabus and is accompanied by a set of expert teacher notes with sample answers. These notes should be available to the student as they watch each lesson.
A homework task is assigned after each week’s lesson which the student can complete before they watch the following week’s class.
When can I sign up?
You can enrol at any time during the school year. The 2019/20 school year begins on Monday the 9th September 2019. Access to the course ends on the 31st August 2020.
What is the cost for enrolling in a subject?
The cost of enrolling in one subject is €99. This will give you access to all of the lessons in the course for the full school year. You can enrol in one subject now and add other subjects as you need to throughout the year.
Is there a limit to how man times I can view each lesson?
A student can watch a video lesson as many times as they need to throughout the course of the school year.
Can I enrol even if I am not in an Examination year?
Our Junior Certificate/Cycle courses are suitable for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students.
Our Leaving Certificate courses are suitable for 4th, 5th and 6th year students. *Some courses will be specific to an assigned year if there is a significant difference in course content.*
Our Primary School courses are suitable for 4th, 5th and 6th class students.
Can I use homeschool.ie instead of attending regular school?
Here at homeschool.ie we always recommend that students use our service in conjunction with attending traditional school.
What devices does homeschool.ie work on?
Students can gain access to their weekly classes using any regular laptop, desktop computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Can I study an extra subject at homeschool.ie for my State Examinations?
Yes. You can use homeschool.ie to take an extra subject as the entire syllabus is completed in one year. However, you must ensure that your school has registered you for that extra subject with the State Examinations Commission.
I am a mature student and I wish to sit my Leaving Certificate Exam next year. Can I study with homeschool.ie?
Yes, but mature students must ensure that they are fully registered as an external candidate. Homeschool.ie is a tuition only service and plays no role in ensuring that students are properly registered with the SEC for their examinations. More information on the registration process is available at https://www.examinations.ie
Can homeschool.ie teachers accept project work for the purposes of assessment with the State Examinations Commission?
No. Homeschool.ie teachers are unable to accept any project work for the purposes of assessment for the State Examinations. If there is a project element in your subject that is required to be submitted before the actual Leaving Certificate in June, our teachers will not be in a position to sign off on this work for you.
Is it possible to sit my Junior Certificate/Cycle exams through homeschool.ie if I do not attend full time school?
With the new curriculum changes at Junior Cycle level, school based assessment components such as the 2nd and 3rd year Classroom Based Assessments (CBA’s) will be included as part of the Junior Cycle profile of Achievement (JCPA) awarded by schools after 3 years of study. Students therefore will not be able to obtain this Certificate through Homeschool.ie
Can I receive a refund after I have enrolled?
We are confident that students will enjoy our online teaching platform therefore only in very exceptional circumstances, will management consider refunding a part of any fees paid.To apply for a refund send an email to email@example.com, clearly stating your name, the email address associated with your account and a detailed description for your reasons for requesting the refund.
What makes homeschool.ie different from other online courses?
All our staff at Homeschool.ie are practising secondary teachers in schools throughout Ireland.
No parent or guardian should be pressured into paying for expensive one to one grinds or grind school tuition.
At a fraction of the cost of private tuition, you can now access the best teachers in the country from anywhere in the country from the comfort and safety of your own home.