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“Highly Recommended!”

Written on: 11/10/2021 by BevDupont (1 review written)

I live in South Africa and my daughter started her IGCSEs with Wolsey Hall in October 2020 after enjoying online learning with her high school during the Covid-19 lockdown. So far, she has sat 5 of her 6 IGCSE subjects in May/June 2021 and did very well gaining 5 A*s. She has also now started her A Levels with Wolsey Hall. We have both been very impressed with Wolsey Hall: the quality of resources available on Canvas (WH's online platform), and the tutor feedback and support have been… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 02/11/2021

Thank you for your wonderful review! We always aim to ensure our families feel fully supported and we pride ourselves on our individual student focus. I agree that homeschooling requires motivation and self-discipline on the part of the student and your daughter's IGCSE results are clearly a testament to her hard work and dedication. I will share your feedback with our tutors and staff and wish your daughter continued success with her A Level studies.

Best wishes,
Lee Wilcock
Principal

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Wolseyhall's Response to BevDupont's Review

Written on: 14/10/2021

Hi,

Thank you for your wonderful review! We always aim to ensure our families feel fully supported and we pride ourselves on our individual student focus. I agree that homeschooling requires motivation and self-discipline on the part of the student and your daughter's IGCSE results are clearly a testament to her hard work and dedication. I will share your feedback with our tutors and staff and wish your daughter continued success with her A Level studies.

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Lee Wilcock
Principal

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★★★★★

“Great Stuff!”

Written on: 07/10/2021 by Thalia205 (1 review written)

Wolsey Hall is one of the best online schools that I came across. Not only are my two younger children doing their studies with Wolsey now, but It was the place I did my IGCSE English 11yrs ago! The lessons are well planned and are easy to follow. After each assignment feedback is given so to check where improvements can be made.The teachers are very helpful and available to answer any difficult questions. Both my children are enjoying and thriving. We sure are going all the way with Wolsey… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 02/11/2021

Thank you for your positive review and comments which I'm sure will assist other parents considering homeschooling. It is wonderful to hear that your children have followed in your footsteps and are also studying with Wolsey Hall. I wish them continued success in their homeschooling and promise to share your comments with our tutors and staff.

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Lee Wilcock
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Written on: 14/10/2021

Hi,

Thank you for your positive review and comments which I'm sure will assist other parents considering homeschooling. It is wonderful to hear that your children have followed in your footsteps and are also studying with Wolsey Hall. I wish them continued success in their homeschooling and promise to share your comments with our tutors and staff.

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★★★☆☆

“quite satisfied until the results day ”

Written on: 14/09/2021 by Stel.L (1 review written)

I would have put more stars last years as my daughter was so happy with Wolsey. She left her previous independent school for home study as she loves learning by herself and she wanted to study some subjects that wasn't offered to her there.She likes the Canvas online environment and her progress manager was very professional . As suggested by Wolsey, She sat early three of her IGCSEs to have less the second year. Unfortunately, our exams in England were cancelled . My daughter opted for… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 16/09/2021

Hi,

We would be the first to acknowledge that your daughter is a top student. In addition to the grades to which you refer she was awarded strong passing grades in the subjects she took in the May exams.

We did advise you back in May on the procedures for lodging an appeal with your exam centre if you were unhappy with any of the results, and your Progress Manager urged you to appeal on 24 August. This is still an option open to you until Monday 20th September by just contacting your exam centre.

Your daughter’s results are excellent in the main by any standards and are more than good enough to enable her to move on to the A levels of her choice. You should be proud of her achievement under the difficult circumstances prevailing. We certainly are.

Best wishes
Peter Newell
Director of Studies

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Stel.l's reply to Wolseyhall's Comment

Written on: 02/10/2021

I had contacted the centre about a possible appeal. However, after reading the relevant appeal documentation that the centre provided, it was evident that there was no guarantee that the grade would be uplifted I subsequently received an email from the examination officer explaining the procedure which determined the grades which students were to receive and clearly within that email contained a false document about my daughter history evidence. It means that I will incur cost in fighting against this decision and placing my daughter in a situation which will increase her stress levels at a time where she has already been through significant distress. I am please that you have acknowledged that she is a very academically able student. I am grateful, though it is a little disappointing this has been said now, given the situation at hand. I have always been proud of her and I do not need any particular grades to back that up. I am sure you know how teenagers can be mentally fragile and how a such situation could have a huge impact on them. She left her independant school as a student in the highest set in history and according your tutor she deserved a 5 at her IGSCE when the overall weight of her assignments does not reflect this. I think you could imagine how unfair and hurtful that could have been for her. I understand your sentiments and agree that it is a lot to be persisting with this when she has good enough grades to progress with her A Level studies, but that is not the matter at hand here. She has cried for days, especially your academic decision has made difficult for her to pursue the study of history beyond GCSE without feeling capable. She has felt that out of all the subjects she has studied and all the tutors she has interacted with, only her English tutor has holistically considered her progression and hard work. It had been a difficult moment in her life and as a mum I want to alleviate this as much as possible. My review is not to pursue a further appeal or to allow her the opportunity to resit it exams, rather it serves to discuss how you have disregarded your student . we discovered via the centre that you have accused my daughter of "plagiarism" without any discussion or any explanation. How can I appeal when a matter as serious as this has not been explored further with myself and my daughter.

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Written on: 02/10/2021

I had contacted the centre about a possible appeal. However, after reading the relevant appeal documentation that the centre provided, it was evident that there was no guarantee that the grade would be uplifted I subsequently received an email from the examination officer explaining the procedure which determined the grades which students were to receive and clearly within that email contained a false document about my daughter history evidence. It means that I will incur cost in fighting against this decision and placing my daughter in a situation which will increase her stress levels at a time where she has already been through significant distress. I am please that you have acknowledged that she is a very academically able student. I am grateful, though it is a little disappointing this has been said now, given the situation at hand. I have always been proud of her and I do not need any particular grades to back that up. I am sure you know how teenagers can be mentally fragile and how a such situation could have a huge impact on them. She left her independant school as a student in the highest set in history and according your tutor she deserved a 5 at her IGSCE when the overall weight of her assignments does not reflect this. I think you could imagine how unfair and hurtful that could have been for her. I understand your sentiments and agree that it is a lot to be persisting with this when she has good enough grades to progress with her A Level studies, but that is not the matter at hand here. She has cried for days, especially your academic decision has made difficult for her to pursue the study of history beyond GCSE without feeling capable. She has felt that out of all the subjects she has studied and all the tutors she has interacted with, only her English tutor has holistically considered her progression and hard work. It had been a difficult moment in her life and as a mum I want to alleviate this as much as possible. My review is not to pursue a further appeal or to allow her the opportunity to resit it exams, rather it serves to discuss how you have disregarded your student . we discovered via the centre that you have accused my daughter of "plagiarism" without any discussion or any explanation. How can I appeal when a matter as serious as this has not been explored further with myself and my daughter.

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Written on: 02/10/2021

I had contacted the centre about a possible appeal. However, after reading the relevant appeal documentation that the centre provided, it was evident that there was no guarantee that the grade would be uplifted I subsequently received an email from the examination officer explaining the procedure which determined the grades which students were to receive and clearly within that email contained a false document about my daughter history evidence. It means that I will incur cost in fighting against this decision and placing my daughter in a situation which will increase her stress levels at a time where she has already been through significant distress. I am please that you have acknowledged that she is a very academically able student. I am grateful, though it is a little disappointing this has been said now, given the situation at hand. I have always been proud of her and I do not need any particular grades to back that up. I am sure you know how teenagers can be mentally fragile and how a such situation could have a huge impact on them. She left her independant school as a student in the highest set in history and according your tutor she deserved a 5 at her IGSCE when the overall weight of her assignments does not reflect this. I think you could imagine how unfair and hurtful that could have been for her. I understand your sentiments and agree that it is a lot to be persisting with this when she has good enough grades to progress with her A Level studies, but that is not the matter at hand here. She has cried for days, especially your academic decision has made difficult for her to pursue the study of history beyond GCSE without feeling capable. She has felt that out of all the subjects she has studied and all the tutors she has interacted with, only her English tutor has holistically considered her progression and hard work. It had been a difficult moment in her life and as a mum I want to alleviate this as much as possible. My review is not to pursue a further appeal or to allow her the opportunity to resit it exams, rather it serves to discuss how you have disregarded your student . we discovered via the centre that you have accused my daughter of "plagiarism" without any discussion or any explanation. How can I appeal when a matter as serious as this has not been explored further with myself and my daughter.

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★★★★★

“Best decision I made in 2020!”

Written on: 18/03/2021 by ProfW (1 review written)

I decided to homeschool my 8 year old in 2020 after her school was closed for the pandemic. I chanced on Wolsey Hall in homeschooling forums and saw that it had good reviews. I contacted them and they were super responsive. We formally started with Wolsey in Jan 2021 and my daughter loves it. the platform is easy to use and the work is pitched just right for us. My daughter rates it as the best school she has ever attended. I am so glad we found Wolsey Hall, I am a working mum and I never… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 07/05/2021

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am pleased to hear homeschooling is working so well for your daughter and your family. We pride ourselves on our flexible learning model so that all different lifestyles can accommodate this way of learning. I wish your daughter all the best in her continued studies with us.

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“IGCSE Latin at Wolsey Hall”

Written on: 14/01/2021

We chose Wolsey Hall for our Daughter’s IGCSE Latin as her school didn’t offer the subject. She was able to tailor the timeframe to suit and chose to complete the course in six months along side her first year of A Levels. The professional and highly supportive online tutors helped her whenever she needed and provided detailed feedback on all her work. We have been impressed by the friendly and knowledgeable staff and were grateful when they steered us through last summer’s grading… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 07/05/2021

Thank you for your review showing how our courses can successfully supplement mainstream education. What wonderful news that your daughter has been offered a place at Oxford University, I wish her all the best in her future studies.

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“Fabulous Professional Independent Education”

Written on: 31/10/2020 by ClaireLJ (1 review written)

Having removed our daughter from mainstream education we needed trustworthy professional support and guidance through the minefield of GCSE coursework. Wolsey Hall more than fulfilled this role. From the moment we made contact with our fabulous Student Progress Manager we knew we weren't alone. The tutors Wolsey Hall provided were all incredibly conscientious and supportive, providing excellent and thorough feedback on assignments together with other supporting links to examples as and when… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 07/05/2021

Thank you for your wonderful review. It has certainly been a very challenging year for many of our students and our staff who have worked so hard to support our families so we appreciate your positive feedback. I wish your daughter all the best in the future.

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“Top Tutoring at Wolsey Hall”

Written on: 01/10/2020

After homeschooling our daughter for 3 years till the end of Primary School, we felt that we would like more curriculum structure and tutor support as she went into secondary school level and leading to exams so we enrolled with Wolsey Hall for Year 7. From our first interactions, Wolsey Hall have been excellent. Enrolement was quick and easy, books sent and courses up online very quickly. The Canvas system which Wolsey Hall uses for subject resources, assignment submission and feedback works… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 04/10/2020

Thank you for your wonderful review, we're always so pleased to receive feedback and hear that students are thoroughly enjoying studying with us. I will be sure to pass on your comments to our Tutors and SPM.

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“You will not regret homeschool with Wolsey Hall”

Written on: 18/09/2020 by Koen450 (1 review written)

I have been homeschooling my eldest for 4 years with Wolsey due to her being bullied at Grammar School. After working through KS3, She is now studying her iGCSE's and is very happy with studying at home. Our Progress Manager is always checking in on her progress and has been a great help during those times when it can be difficult to motivate a teenager to study! The tutors give brilliant feedback and are encouraging with their replies. The standard of work is so exceptional that, as a… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 21/09/2020

Thank you for such wonderful feedback, we're always striving to ensure we provide the best support to our families and students. I will be sure to pass your comments on to everyone. Wishing all your children the best in their continued studies with us.

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Lee Wilcock
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“Totally Transformed the way we home educate! ”

Written on: 14/06/2020 by 381Cannon (1 review written)

It has taken the pressure off of me as mum to do lesson prep and marking although I make myself available to help and support my daughter. My daughter is currently doing science, English and Maths with Wolsey Hall and she is genuinely excited by the courses. She works through it all independently and when she needs support the tutors are readily available. It’s the best thing I ever did and worth every penny!… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 15/06/2020

It's wonderful to hear how much your daughter is enjoying her courses and using the support we offer. I wish her all the best as she progresses.

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Lee Wilcock, Principal

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“A year later”

Written on: 08/04/2020 by LitzyYoung209 (1 review written)

Wolsey Hall has been the answer to my prayers! We are from a family where one parent works abroad and we do a lot of traveling. My daughter participates in competitive sports that require intensive training and travel abroad. Online schooling has spared us the grief of missing one parent as we can now travel and studies continue no matter where we are. We have managed to take advantage of low season fares. The teachers are supportive and respond to queries within 48 hours. The assignments are… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 08/04/2020

Thank you for your wonderful review. We do find the flexibility of homeschooling works particularly well for elite athletes and travelling families so it's good to hear this is working for you too.
I wish your daughter all the best in her continued studies.

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Lee Wilcock, Principal

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“Gives us peace of mind”

Written on: 17/03/2020 by kuNelson346 (1 review written)

We've home-educated our children from the very start, mixing and matching Curriculae plus also adding our own ideas. When our eldest child got to the age of 14, we wanted to start him onto more formal education, with Cambridge A-levels in mind for his future. We've came across Wolsey Hall and chose the option of completing 5 GCSE subjects in a year and doing another round of 5 the following year. Having registered with Wolsey Hall turned out to be a wise decision. The College supplied a whole… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 08/04/2020

Thank you for your thorough review, I'm glad to hear the Wolsey Hall process has worked well for your son. I wish him all the best as he continues to study for his IGCSEs.

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“Wish we'd found out about Wolsey Hall years ago.”

Written on: 17/03/2020

We recently found ourselves in the awful position of having to remove our Y10 son from his independent school, which we felt was failing him (and has since been inspected and found to be inadequate). Our particular circumstances meant that we were not able to afford to move him to a more expensive school, nor did we feel that putting back into the state education system was appropriate at this point in his schooling. We took what we felt was a huge gamble and signed up with Wolsey Hall. We're… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 17/03/2020

Thank you for your wonderful review and helpful comments for other parents considering homeschooling. It's good to hear your son is progressing well already and adapting to home education. We wish him all the best in his continuing studies.

Best wishes
Lee Wilcock, Principal

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Written on: 07/07/2020

Thank you for posting this review.
We're in a similar situation with our Y7 son who up until now has attended a small independent school which is currently failing him; he's dyslexic.
We've looked at the local state schools but they're not an option so are considering either Wolsey Hall or Oxford Homeschooling.
I have to say, from what I've observed, that Wolsey Hall receives far more positive reviews than Oxford Homeschooling.

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★★★★★

“Great choice ”

Written on: 30/07/2019 by 135Dalrymple (1 review written)

We enrolled our son after we tried multiple times to send him to a "traditional school". We were so lucky to find wolsey Hall. Everything is a discovery. The lessons are structured and very rich in content, the tutors are very approachable and their feedback is always constructive. We are really happy and we will continue to work with wolsey Hall. … Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 31/07/2019

Thank you for your positive feedback about our courses and Tutors. It's good to hear your son is enjoying homeschooling and all that Wolsey Hall has to offer.

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“Wolsey is a valuable training tool for children's life”

Written on: 02/07/2019 by AntonellaAnna (1 review written)

Wolsey is a valuable training tool for my children. The courses are really well structured with a lot of resources to make study fun and motivating. The teachers, especially math and english KS3 and math KS2 are competent and available. Very precious for us is the high professional skills of our manager. Without her collaboration would be difficult for people like us who are non- English to organize the course of study in a profitable way. Finally we appreciated the complementary activities… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 03/07/2019

We're pleased to hear your children are thoroughly enjoying the courses and finding the structure, resources and teaching very useful. We wish them the best in their continued studies with us.
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★★★★★

“Outstanding!”

Written on: 21/06/2019 by Camelthorn (1 review written)

We are exceptionally happy with the service provided by Wolsey Hall Oxford...from the initial contact which was friendly, professional and efficient to the material provided which is easy to follow and stimulating to use. And perhaps most importantly to the contact with and feedback from the tutors which is always prompt and extremely helpful. Thank you Wolsey Hall for making our home school journey even more enjoyable… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 24/06/2019

We are pleased to hear you are enjoying studying with Wolsey Hall and finding the process of homeschooling a positive one. We wish you continued success with your studies and of course please don't hesitate to contact your Tutors if you require any help.

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Lee Wilcock, Principal

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“Homeschooling - The way forward!”

Written on: 12/06/2019 by Zimbokid1 (1 review written)

Since we started with Wolsey Hall Oxford a year ago, my son has grown from strength to strength. With the easy to follow, thought out lesson plans, to the supportive team of friendly, knowledgable tutors and progress managers, we feel guided and supported fully on this journey. The lessons are simple, interesting and extensively cover what is required in a good learning curriculum. We love all the resources that are made available to us on each course and we are just loving the whole cambridge… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 17/06/2019

It's great to hear your son is progressing well with his studies and feeling supported and encouraged. We wish him every success as he continues to enjoy his time with Wolsey Hall.

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“Completely Useless ”

Written on: 18/05/2019 by Ian00500 (1 review written)

The support of a customer who ordered seven courses (six IGCSEs) and planned an average of six IGCSE and A-Level courses over the next over the next 6 years was pathetic. Recommendations Buy the books and do it yourself, or choose another company Avoid this company Ten days after I wrote a review, three months after I complained to the school, halfway through the IGCSE exams, the school contacted me, offered to help, but could not state what the help was… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 23/05/2019

Hi,

I’m very sorry indeed that your experience at Wolsey Hall was unsatisfactory. We always strive to provide the best possible service to our students and our many positive testimonials bear this out.

But it appears, in this case, that there was a misunderstanding at the beginning of your course and there were some important issues about which you may not have been fully advised. In recognition of this we have arranged for a full refund of your course fees.

Best Wishes

Lee Wilcock
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“I've got no complaints”

Written on: 25/10/2018 by LandenPereira (1 review written)

I was enroled in Wolsey for two years and I took 8 courses in total. My tutors were very kind and accommodating. My student manager was also really great; she was patient and welcoming in her approach. I also learned quite a lot, probably more than I did when I was enrolled in a regular school because I was learning at my own pace. Overall, my experience with Wolsey Hall Oxford has been a very positive one and I recommend this school to other students out there who are opting to be… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 13/12/2018

Interesting to hear that you felt you learned more when working at your own pace. We often hear this from homeschoolers, whether during their studies or after their great results. It's reassuring to know that homeschooling and distance study can be so effective. Well done!

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Lee Wilcock
Principal
Wolsey Hall Oxford

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“A very responsive and flexible program manager”

Written on: 17/10/2018 by HopeNelson1968 (1 review written)

My son had a very responsible and responsive program manager. He has a busy school and personal schedule. He skipped 2 years in A level math, self studied the course and at the same time, he had to manage his IGCSE courses, outside math competitions, and taking different exams. The program manager is very flexible with his homework schedule, always encouraged him, gave him necessary alerts when he was too much behind schedule, and congrats him all the time when he does a good job or receive… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 13/12/2018

Thank you! We provide our Student Progress Managers with just this hope in mind, that they can help guide and advise students in their very individual circumstances. So glad that this management style has been working for you! And Rona will be very grateful for your kind words,

Kind Regards,
Lee Wilcock
Principal
Wolsey Hall Oxford

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“A comprehensive study package ”

Written on: 16/10/2018 by TannerHiggins (1 review written)

Wolsey Hall offers a a comprehensive package for the distance learning of IGCSE courses. The course materials and tutor support are first class , and will enable students to achieve their academic goals. I am more than satisfied with their service. The past paper practices for the examinations was exemplary and I felt well prepared. The feedback from the assignments was constructive and encouraged one to move forward with confidence..I would recommend Wolsey Hall to sny one who wishes… Read Full Review

By Wolseyhall

Written on: 13/12/2018

Words such as 'first class' and 'exemplary' are very much appreciated and we are so glad that you feel you have had good exam preparation and feedback. Many thanks for your kind words. We wish you all the best,

Kind Regards,
Lee Wilcock
Principal
Wolsey Hall Oxford

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