From Barcelona to Brazil: How to support your child’s education anywhere in the world

Those new to expat life will understandably need to consider multiple factors before relocating to another part of the world.

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For families, arguably one of the most important of these considerations will be their child’s education and minimising disruption as much as possible. Particularly in the time of Covid-19 and when so much educational disruption has taken place, it’s important to find some educational consistency. With different education systems provided around the world, and varying quality, resource and outcomes, it’s vital that parents are aware of the different options available to them and select one which supports their child’s aspirations and needs.

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One of these options is online schooling – a flexible and immersive way for students to learn in a modern and engaging environment. As hybrid and remote working patterns for parents increase in the post Covid-19 world, with many modern families considering a more flexible approach to their working life, the notion of online schooling is an appealing alternative.InterHigh is a leading independent British international online school that allows education to be moulded around each student’s needs and wider lifestyle. With over 16 years’ experience in online schooling, we offer primary, secondary and sixth form education for all students aged seven to 19. Lessons and extra-curricular activities foster skills that will be applicable in today’s world, including empathy, resilience, international mindedness, and digital literacy.We offer iGCSEs and A Levels while abiding by the UK Independent School standards, with lessons taught by fully qualified and experienced UK teachers. Combined with a proven educational model and innovative delivery, we use exciting technology that brings lessons to life and increases engagement with learning. Our range of subjects, activities and support are the ideal solution for the varying needs of relocating and expat families.
Not wanting to dip in and out of different schools and create disruption to learning, our online school guarantees consistency for your child. Access to flexible timetables, high-quality live lessons with face-to-face teaching, as well as recorded lessons, means that students can easily catch up on anything which may have been missed. Secure social platforms means children from all over the world can connect, work together, and thrive, irrespective of time zones and travelling requirements.Enrolment is also flexible; we have some families with us for the whole duration of their child’s education, whereas others join for short-term periods. This could be while travelling or as a way to offer their child the opportunity to learn a subject that isn’t available at their physical school.One example is InterHigh student and table tennis champion, Anna Hursey. As the youngest athlete in the history of any sport to compete in the Commonwealth Games, Anna’s training schedule makes her education increasingly complex. Anna used to study at Cardiff High School in Wales, a mixed comprehensive school in the UK. She was happy at the school and did well, but the pressure of her training impacted her schooling and suffered academically as a result.Joining an online school provided Anna with greater flexibility to continue with her education whilst also developing her table tennis career. Wherever she was travelling in the world, she was able to progress with her education alongside her training. This flexibility has been key for Anna in pursuing her sporting aspirations, without jeopardising her academic progress.
As part of the Inspired group of over 70 schools across five continents, our students can also benefit from the opportunity to spend time on-campus in one of the education group’s premium international boarding schools. Summer camps, exchange programmes and in-school experiences, combined with InterHigh’s full provision of online courses and virtual campus, provides the perfect blend of online and offline learning and enhances the sense of community and social opportunities between students. Virtual events and initiatives such as the Model United Nations and the Student Leadership Conference are organised by students from the Inspired group, and InterHigh students are invited to connect and collaborate with this global network of over 50,000 students – learning to become international citizens of the future.
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We pride ourselves on not only enhancing academic opportunities but also championing strong pastoral and wellbeing support. Students can benefit from 1:1 guidance and advice from tutors at all times of the day. Parents and mentors also have 24-hour access to attendance data, reports, and communications through our virtual platform.InterHigh’s alumni have achieved impressive feats, in part by virtue of being able to schedule their education around their interests and careers. Many of our students are aspiring sports and acting professionals, or have even become authors or young entrepreneurs alongside their education with us, making it even more important for them to have a flexible way to study.We are committed to every single student in our community and work with each one to develop their potential and help them recognise future opportunities and pathways. As a result, we consistently achieve outstanding results for a non-selective online school, with graduates going on to UK and international universities as well as fulfilling careers in many industries. In 2019, of the InterHigh graduates who applied to university, 47% went to Russell Group Universities, with 10% studying Medicine or Aerospace Engineering.We’d love to welcome you to our community. Enrolling your child into InterHigh will ensure that they have continuity, stability, and flexibility. To discover more, or to discuss admissions and study options, visit:

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