"As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. " - Joshua 24:15

Selecting a Core Studies Level for My Family


When selecting the most appropriate CORE STUDIES level for your family, it is essential to take the needs of your eldest child - and the needs of your youngest child - into consideration.
A Core should be selected so as NOT to hold your eldest child back, but be sufficiently accessible to keep your youngest child interested and involved.

If the age gap between your eldest and youngest child does not exceed 4 years, then we endeavour - as far as is possible - to place families on a single CORE STUDIES level. However, if the age gap between the eldest and youngest child is in excess of four years, it is advisable and preferable to operate two separate CORE STUDIES levels, especially if the eldest child or children are able to operate largely independently of you, the parent.

Using our CORE STUDIES Selection Chart (below), consider the following:

  • The age of your youngest child versus the age of your eldest child. Where do the two ages fall?
  • How academically-inclined is your eldest child, compared with your youngest. Please bear in mind that generally speaking, younger siblings tend to cope better with a Core level that is relatively higher than their ideal age group core, simply due to the “trickle down” effect. As elder siblings learn material, younger siblings have the benefit of learning from their elder brother or sister, thereby understanding, learning and retaining far more than would normally be the case.

Please prayerfully consider the Core choices before you; and may the Lord grant you wisdom as His perfect will for your family unfolds.

Choosing Core Studies by Age of Children

VERY HEAVY (Will require modification and be spread over 2 years)
HEAVY (May require explanation and a slower pace)
MOST SUITABLE FOR THIS AGE GROUP
LIGHT (May require additional material – Faster pace)
VERY LIGHT (Will require extension)
REMEDIAL purposes
Core 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Core 1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Core 2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Core 3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Core 4
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
10
Core 5
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Core 6
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IGCSE
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
IGCSE
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
AS-Level
14
15
16
17
18
19

Testimonials

  • "…(our son) is absolutely thriving on Love2Learn… The discipline and yet freedom this curriculum brings is so suited to (us)… the lessons are set out in such a way that he is managing well and so keen to keep moving forward. Thank you Love2Learn team for such an amazing foundation - I just wish that every parent could homeschool the Love2Learn way!"
    Des (S.W. Cape, SA)
  • "I am loving the curriculum and spending constructive time with my boys! Even my two year old loves to participate!"
    Leeann (Kwa-Zulu Natal, SA)
  • "(My daughter) received her IGCSE results… She took 7 subjects, 5 of them using Love2Learn. We are delighted with her marks. For the subjects she did through Love2Learn, she got 3x A's & 2x A*."
    Jenny (Lusaka, Zambia)
  • "My daughter is thoroughly enjoying the Love2Learn curriculum, everything is so beautiful, a pleasure to work with and learn from!!"
    Nolet (Mpumalanga, SA)
  • "I would like to express to you all that we as a family are truly grateful for the curriculum Ivana and the team have put together.  When the Lord told me to home-school Cayleb, I did not even know what it meant.  I went to find out,  came upon the L2L Saturday morning seminar,  and knew immediately that was it.  We have been with L2L since grade 3 and intend to continue through to Grade 12.How amazing God is!!  He showed me, and we have not turned back!!  The more I hear of schools elsewhere, the more I know it was indeed His doing. Cayleb too is very happy homeschooling and has no desire to change it. We are exceedingly grateful. THANK YOU ALL FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!  May the Father bless you richly for being diligent and bold to step out in faith as He leads."
    Diana (Gauteng, SA)