Thursday, 3 November 2011

Trying again...............:-S

No one ever keeps to New Years Resolutions do they!

Anyway, I just wanted to draw your attention to the blog my eldest daughter has just set up.  I thought it may be of interest to all those intrepid Home Edders out there.  Rhiannon was home educated for 5 years and took a determinedly unconventional approach to her learning!  Despite my efforts at encouraging something different, she insisted on taking only 2 IGCSE's which got her into college to do a Level 2 diploma in Art and Design.  She found the course unchallenging but achieved a Distinction*.  She was then advised by one of her art tutors to "skip" A levels and go straight on to an Art Foundation course.  This was a big leap - the course is intensive and is designed to prepare students for Uni.  At the same time she is busy with violin, drama and opera, so her days are full to bursting.

She is now applying to university to do Theatre Design.  Obviously we don't know if her unconventional background and lack of qualifications will be a problem.  We don't know if she'll get any offers.  But it will be interesting.  And I thought it may be of interest to other home educating parents who are perhaps worrying, as I did (and still do), that home education may not always provide our children with the same opportunities as they would have had if they had gone through school.

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