Starting high school in Grade 8 is exciting, but it is a big step up from primary school. It is the ideal time to explore the exciting world of online learning.
Why you should go digital in Grade 8
Completing high school online has benefits that cannot be achieved through traditional schooling, and for many learners, it is the best possible option. Here’s why.
Tailor your learning to suit your learning style
Whether you are an auditory or visual learner, Think Digital Academy will cater for your style of learning. For many learners, the classroom is a barrier to learning for various reasons such as, it prohibits you from working at your own pace and learning cannot be adapted to various learning styles, making a personalised approach impossible. There are many reasons why traditional schooling may not suit certain learners, and online learning can provide the flexibility to overcome these challenges.
Use flexibility to your advantage
Online education provides an unparalleled flexibility that allows for a customised experience. With no mandatory live classes and self-directed learning, you can play to your strengths. Are you a night owl and want to start your “school day” at 23:00? Maybe you would prefer to log on and communicate with your teacher during your lunch break and complete your homework from a coffee shop. Whatever you need or want to do, your online high school education can follow you.
Enjoy a safe and comfortable environment
For many learners, a traditional school environment can be very stressful, sparking social anxiety and mental health issues. Online learning removes these barriers, enabling all learners to achieve their educational goals.
Develop useful skills for the future
If you are considering attending a tertiary institution when you finish school, online learning can set you up for success. Many universities offer online degrees, and even if you choose to attend face-to-face classes, you will have mastered how to stay focused and self motivated. Online learning also teaches you valuable work place skills such as how to navigate software, communicate over multiple platforms, manage your time efficiently and work without direct supervision.
Equipment and supplies needed
All you require is a laptop/tablet, Wi-Fi/data, a few exercise books or exam pads and stationery to take notes and make summaries. Learners use on average 3 gigs of data per month.
What makes online schooling with Think Digital Academy unique?
We pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer students, parents and educators. Learners can easily access their lessons whenever they need them as they have access to their dashboards 24/7.
The personalised approach
At Think Digital Academy, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach and every learner has the opportunity to thrive in an online environment that fits their unique needs. Some children strive to work ahead and matriculate early, while others may struggle with a concentration problem and require more time, either way, work schedules and learning programmes can be tailored to suit all needs.
The save on time and money
Online learning saves you time and money – the need to drive to school is eliminated and wasting time in between classes is no longer necessary. Learners can work at their own pace and focus on areas where they need more assistance to improve their marks.
Termly Planners are also provided to assist learners with their time management and work schedules which will help them to stay on track.
Find out more about why you should join us for your online Grade 8 high school journey.
Questions and answers
Do you have a question about our Grade 8 online school? Check out our FAQs below:
How do tests and exams for Grade 8 learners work ?
Learners write term tests in Terms 1 and 3 and exams in Terms 2 and 4. There are no set dates which gives learners the freedom of taking the exams whenever they are ready to.
What tips are there to help learners concentrate at home?
Stay focused by taking notes while listening to your lessons. Review your notes and make sure you understand the work before moving on to the next lesson. Set up a weekly timetable and do something fun during your breaks, for example getting some fresh air, kicking a ball or going for a walk.
What about sports and cultural activities?
Check out your local sport and cultural clubs – from soccer to photography, there’s bound to be something that appeals to you. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and develop new skills.
What does it mean to learn at your own pace?
Although we provide a termly guideline of what needs to be completed, learners can take ownership of their learning and pace themselves. Don’t skip over subjects you don’t enjoy or aren’t good at – spend more time on these and master them. That way, you will increase your average!
Want to know more?
Find out more about the South African online CAPS curriculum.
Do you have questions? Please read our detailed FAQs to find the answers.
Read our CAPS curriculum articles in our Think Tank blog.