At Alpha Study Centre (ASC) we provide students the opportunity to complete the British International Examinations.
We are passionate about being able to provide South African learners the opportunity to obtain, what is in essence, a passport to any university locally and internationally. The programme prepares learners, through the syllabus, to approach their subjects with maturity, deep understanding and independent thinking which are all of enormous benefit at a tertiary education level. The British examination system offers a very high academic qualification and is perfect for those who thrive in academia.
At ASC we provide a small, safe and personalized environment. All learners work independently with the aid of a mentor. Each learner is assigned a mentor who assists and supervises the student’s time management, course work and exam preparation and registration. Tutors for specific subjects are on hand and are available to help when there are areas the student comes across that he/she is unable to understand or cope with alone.
The idea is that students are not waiting for tutors to respond via email, as is the case with most long distance Centres. Here the problems are addressed immediately and thoroughly so that the student’s progress isn’t hindered. Another added benefit is that each student is able to work at their own pace allowing them to progress according to their own abilities. This allows the academically advanced the opportunity to finish quickly while those that require more time to master a section are given that time. ASC has developed its own unique work programmes for each subject and all marking of work is done by the Centre supervisors and tutors so that the students get immediate feedback on the work they are doing. This eliminates the need for extra lessons outside of Centre time.
The GCSE and AS levels require a minimum of 18-24 months each in order to complete the course work. This is assessed on an individual basis to accommodate those who require less time (12 months) as well as those who may require more time (24 months). If students work diligently during Centre hours there is no need for work to be done at home which means that students have plenty of free time to pursue their own hobbies and passions.
The environment is also suitable for children who may require a more flexible timetable due to outside commitments, or for students who find being in a traditional school environment stressful.
We, the supervisors, have many years of homeschooling experience as well as having degrees in education.
Once parents have decided that they are interested in our Centre for their child, we set up an interview with the student and parents. The student is then expected to spend at least two days at the Centre in order to see if the environment suits them and in order for them to write assessment test in English, Mathematics, Afrikaans and Combined Sciences. Once all this is complete we will then decide if the student is suited to our environment and a place will be offered if the assessment is positive.
If you would like to meet to discuss the Centre further, please contact Dimitra on 061 213 1010. You are also welcome to email us with any further questions firstname.lastname@example.org or we could arrange a meeting.
The Alpha Team