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While the Academy can educate children without parental supervision, many parents enjoy getting involved, helping their kids through exercises on our Virtual Learning Platform, testing them at the end of the day, and generally being much more involved than they would be if they were at school. They are invited to listen in during assemblies, and are often in close contact with our Head of Education, Lawrence.
Parents can be frustrated by their current schools inability to cater to their child's specific needs. Some children need additional help - we take pupils who have been struggling with school anxiety, or have had problems with bullying. We're also perfect for families who've unexpectedly loved homeschooling during lockdown and are looking to make the move permanent, and for families who are becoming disillusioned with the ever-rising costs of brick and mortar private schools.
There are SIX compulsory subjects for Year 9 and 10 pupils at Minerva's Virtual Academy. They are Maths, English Literature, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Pupils can also take up to three additional GCSES, choosing from Geography, History, Computer Science, French, and Spanish.
Our A Level programme will launch in September 2022. Check back later in 2021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
6 core subjects plus 3 additional subjects of your choice. A choice of one of our extracurricular clubs. And then everything you've read on this page - from access to our Virtual Learning platform to 1-2-1 mentoring sessions, group learning, and all our community experiences.
Sure! Each pupil joins one extracurricular club as part of their yearly enrollment at the Academy. Our clubs are designed to broaden your child's interests and encourage them to develop a sense of independent learning, and, of course, to be super inspiring and a lot of fun! They do not involve exams or official qualifications. Starting from January 2021, pupils can choose from Art or Film Production. Keep your eyes peeled though, we're planning on adding plenty more! You are more than welcome to sign up for more than one club, but these will come at an extra cost.
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