- It is preferable to attend an interview (can be via Skype/Hangouts or via phone) in order that the distance curriculum is explained should you are not be familiar with the Cambridge syllabus. In addition, students feel more at ease putting a face to an e-mail or other electronic means of communication.
- For South African and foreign students - at least one telephonic discussion is necessary.
- During the discussion the CIE process is explained as this can be uniquely individualised to a capabilities and abilities.
- Once a plan of studies has been established and subjects decided on, a letter of enquiry and quotation for studies is e-mailed
- The acceptance of the quotation via payment (in full) is regarded as registration and the registration is e-filed and database completed for each student
- Each parent and student receives tutor introductions, textbook links and the course material is released electronically.
- Hard Copies of all work programmes are couriered within 10 working days.
Course material consists of
- A hard copy of the subject content.
- An electronic copy of the work programme.
- A electronic copy and all other relevant subject related material such as assignments, the Cambridge syllabus and any additional subject notes.
- Access to the tutor via e-mail and Google Classroom.
- Marking of all assignments and discretionary marking of textbook and work programme activities.
Additional costs would include
- Textbooks (purchased separately – one per subject. Cost per textbook ranges from ZAR150 – ZAR1000 depending on the publishers, the subject and the level. Most are about ZAR300. A direct link to these is provided by CL Ed in order to make for easy for correct purchasing of such.
- Any additional tutoring/facilitation over and above CL Ed tutoring. The cost of this would depend on the individual assistance sought and the experience and qualifications of the tutor/facilitator. It is variable and can range from ZAR100 – ZAR450 per hour.
- Exam fees (Approximately ZAR1200 per exam, subjects with practicals are more).
Tutor support and assignments in brief
- Tutor support is paramount to student progress and development.
- Ongoing online support is offered, via online methods such as Google Hangouts and Google Classroom.
- We do not dictate to tutors how or by what means the tutorial sessions are administered and each tutor has developed a ‘best method’ approach for their specific subject.
- E-mail contact is unlimited: it also provides an indication of students that are working, submitting assignments, activities and queries as it is a prerequisite.
- We currently in excess of 14 tutors who are specialists in their subjects, with some who are able to assist with other subjects for which they may also have been trained.
- The tutors are situated countrywide.
- Each subject has a varying number of assignments with a minimum of six for all subjects, though some do have in excess of 12 assignments.