1. How are the lessons organized? Are the students supposed to speak during the lessons?
All the lessons are live streamed, and our students communicate with the teacher and fellow students. Teaching at school is conducted via Big Blue Button integrated into our Moodle based educational platform. That enables a variety of collaborative experiences like discussions, pair and group work. It also has numerous technical options like video, audio, screen-sharing, polls, chat, Q&A. All these helps to make the lessons interactive, productive and challenging for students.
2. Do the students have any homework?
Yes, students are supposed to do some tasks between the lessons. We all know that practice makes progress and it is especially true for learning mathematics. The students can do the tasks at their own speed and in a convenient time. It can also help to organize the time of a lesson more effectively, giving more time for collaborative activities.
3. What if a student missed a lesson?
If you missed a lesson, do not worry! All the students of the course have access to our online platform where we have carefully structured all the materials of the course. In a short time after every lesson we post there a link to the lesson recording. If you have any further questions, you can ask them in the discussion forum where our teachers advise you on the material of the lesson you missed.
4. How are parents informed about students’ progress?
We provide parents with clear, meaningful and objective information on their child’s progress at every stage of the learning process. At the end of each term we send an extended report on the students’ learning progress to the parents’. All the current marks and teachers’ feedbacks on the students’ strengths and weaknesses parents can find at our online platform.
5. How are the students assessed?
Assessment is organized on three levels. The first level is formative assessment at every lesson where the teacher gives advice on what to do in order to achieve better progress. Progress tests, the second type of assessment, are conducted at the end of every unit and show the level of learners’ success in each of the themes. They contribute to the final mark given to the course. At the end of the course students do a final test in a format of the iPrimary examinations in which all knowledge and skills developed in the course are assessed.
6. Is it possible to complete Primary Curriculum Course with only one lesson a week?
It is possible if students study mathematics and science according to their national Primary curriculum. National Primary Curricula of many countries have the similar core content. The course structure lets the students revise in English the material they already know and use it as a basis for further learning.
7. Why to learn subjects in English?
You might choose this program for your child if you want them:
- to raise the level of proficiency in English;
- to systematize and focus on in-depth studies of school subjects, look at them from a different angle
- to start understanding and loving the subjects;
- to be prepared for getting education abroad (from any age) and for higher education by acquiring the so-called «transferable skills».
8. Do we need any special equipment to join the lesson?
No, you don’t. You will need a PC or Mac with up-to-date software, a reliable broadband connection, a headset with microphone. iPads and Android tablets do not usually have all the options required for the lesson. In a technical meeting with our administrator you will learn how to use the platform and make sure that everything works.
9. How could parents reach managerial staff in case they have questions?
Our team is always ready to answer your questions. If you want to know more about the content of the programme, teaching methods and assessment, get to know how well your child copes with the course you may contact Marina Prolygina.
If you have a question concerning technical issues, Adobe Connect, Knowledge Space Online Platform or some clerical details, mail them to Yulia Smirkina.
If you have a question on general issues, feedback on our performance, complaints or queries, or you want to share your impression of the program, you can contact Rimma Dubatovka.
Our director Yulia Privalova would also be glad if you decide to share with her your thoughts about the school.
What certificate will the students get at the end of the course?
Students get a certificate of completion from Knowledge Space s.r.o. They have also the opportunity to have an externally assessed iPrimary Achievement Tests in English, Mathematics and Science and get a world-renowned Pearson Edexcel iPrimary Certificate.
What is an A-level?
Advanced Levels or A-Levels are subject-based qualifications that British students aged 16 or older must get if they plan to enter university or just want to gain better knowledge in a particular study area or profession they are into. A-levels are studied across two years: your AS year (Year 12) and your A2 year (Year 13).
- Study four subjects in their AS year
- Drop one, which they achieve an AS-level in
- Continue with the other three in their A2 year to achieve full A-levels in these
What A-level subjects can you study?
There are around 80 different subjects available to study at A-level. However, the options available to you will depend on which your school or college offers.
Typical A-level subjects include:
- Ones you’ve studied before: history, music, chemistry etc.
- Variations on ones you’ve studied before: eg you could choose between English literature, English language, or English literature and language; or you could take maths and further maths.
- Subjects you’ve never had the chance to study before: eg law, philosophy, psychology etc.
English, maths and sometimes science are the important subjects to get this in – not just when applying to A-levels, but to university and jobs too – as well as any subjects you plan to study at A-level.
Do A levels expire?
No, they don’t.
What Advantages Can A-Level Maths Offer You?
Having A-level maths can open up a world of opportunities in the working world. In fact, A-level maths makes you more desirable as an employee. Those with an A-level maths qualification usually earn around 10% more than those with other qualifications and that problem solving in mathematics, i.e. logical thinking and statistical analysis, are closer to those used in the workplace.
Numbers, problem solving and equations are actually used in both home and working life. Popular career choices for those with A-level maths include engineering, computing, accountancy, economics, banking, business, retail management, surveying, psychology, air traffic control, architecture, cartography, psychology and teaching.
What Advantages Will A-level ICT Offer You?
There can be few jobs these days where the use and/or application of ICT is not important. Subsequently, people with proven ICT skills, such as an A-level in ICT qualification, are much in demand by employers locally, nationally and internationally. As report writing is important in an ICT environment — a good standard of literacy will be required too.
What Advantages Will A-level English Language and Literature Offer You?
Studying A-level English Language and Literature gives you the opportunity to improve and extend your knowledge and understanding of English literature and language development, so that you might more fully enjoy it. A-level English Language and Literature is an ideal preparation for those intending to study English further and is, of course of great relevance to careers in many industries and businesses.
What Advantages Can A-Level Physics Offer You?
Having A-level physics offers you access to a huge range of options for both further education and careers. A-level physics is a highly respected form of qualification that can open doors to a number of possibilities.
Possible career options with A-level physics include food scientist, climatologist, radiographer, ergonomics expert, medical physicist, geophysicist, chemist, oceanography, naval architect, audio technician and orthoptist, to name but a few. There are a huge range of careers where A-level physics is highly desirable, not to mention the engineering possibilities, such as flight, design, mining, medical, electrical/electronic, mechanical, aeronautical and agricultural.
What Advantages Will A-level German Offer You?
Apart from studying A-level German to then go on to university to study German or another modern language to a higher level, simply having an A-level in German could be very useful in any number of careers. With the German economy being such a powerhouse of the European economy – many companies will welcome recruits who can communicate in German fluently.
Also, if you simply enjoy visiting Germany or have regular contact with German friends – then studying A-level German will undoubtedly enhance your experiences and enjoyment.
What Advantages Will A-level Spanish Offer You?
Having the qualification A-level Spanish will be of great benefit for anyone seeking work in Spain, work as a Spanish translator or, indeed, anyone hoping to study Spanish or other European languages in higher education.
Students of A-level Travel and Tourism might also consider taking this A-level. Needless to say, of course, if you simply enjoy visiting Spain, then having the ability and confidence to read, write and speak well in Spanish — can only enhance your enjoyment of being in Spain.