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

What is a Core?


In a nutshell, our "Core" offering it is a sanity-preserver for homeschooling parents!
Certain subjects - specifically the cultural/content subjects - can be taught to all of your children all at the same time on a single topic per lesson, without holding the eldest child back, or compromising the understanding of the youngest child.
At Love2Learn we group these subjects under the banner, which we call CORE.

We are intimately aware of the difficulties facing a family trying to teach multiple ages simultaneously.
For example, let’s assume you have been blessed with four children. How will you cope if you have to teach four lots of History lessons (all on different topics!), four lots of Geography lessons (yes… all on different topics!), four lots of Biology lessons (again...all on different topics!), four lots of Art lessons (oh no!....all on different topics!)... Need we say more? It is quite likely that you will want to give up homeschooling after a week!

How does this work with Love2Learn? If you haven’t read this part of the web-site click here for a practical explanation!

Love2Learn offers two options in regard to covering the subjects that are grouped within CORE:

  1. CORE PACKAGES
  2. CORE STUDIES


1. CORE PACKAGES


Core Packages include a dedicated grouping of all the main Core subjects; and ultimately span age and grade levels from as young as 3 years old (Grade 000) right through to 16 years of age (Grade 9), which is pre-IGCSE (Grades 10 and 11).
They are sequential in age offering, being: Core Package 3 - 5 Years, Core Package 4 - 6 Years etc. through to Core Package 14 - 16 Years.
A new Core Package is completed every year, gradually working through all the Cores Packages until completion of Grade 9; and then you commence with IGCSE (Grades 10 and 11) and AS-Levels (Grade 12).
For guidance in choosing a Core Package to suite your child's needs, click on "Selecting a Core Package for my Family" in the left margin.
For a list of the subject content per Core Package, please click this link: www.love2learn.co.za/guidelines/compile-and-customise-your-l2l-curriculum-0

However unlike with our Core Studies (see below), Core Packages are indivisible and may not be ordered piece-meal, by subject. A Core Package is just what the name says – a Package!
From feedback we've had from some of our families that have struggled to get through all the broad range of material offered as part of our “Core Studies”; through the introduction of our more streamlines Core Packages, we can now offer fewer books; making it more manageable to complete in a year.

Given that there are fewer books, it is also somewhat cheaper than purchasing the individual subjects as part of Core Studies, thus making homeschooling that much more affordable.

Although each Core Package will offer fewer books per subject than the Core Subjects, in addition to ensuring that each Core Package comfortably covers the scope and sequence that the curriculum requires for any given year, we are still fully committed to maintaining the “core values” of Love2Learn, in that the books are full-colour and “living” in nature.

For a CORE PACKAGE, the maximum age difference between your youngest and oldest child should not exceed 2 - 3 years.


2. CORE STUDIES

Love2Learn offers a range of Cores Studies spanning the school years from kindergarten (Grade R) to Grade 9. They are numbered Core 0 through to Core 6.
The Core Studies are selected based on the ages and grade levels of your children.
A new Core is completed every year, gradually working through all the Cores until completion of Grade 9; and then you commence with IGCSE (Grades 10 and 11) and AS-Levels (Grade 12).
For guidance in choosing a Core Studies level to suite your child's needs, click on "Selecting a Core for my Family" in the left hand margin.
For a list of the subject content per Core Package, please click this link: www.love2learn.co.za/guidelines/compile-and-customise-your-l2l-curriculum-0

For ease of reference, broadly speaking, EACH CORE STUDIES level, offers most, if not all of the following subjects for you to choose from:

  • Bible (Bible Study, Christian Character, Scripture Memorisation, Theology etc.)
  • History (World History, Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, 20th Century + Extra Module South African History)
  • Logic (Critical Thinking, Traditional and Material Logic)
  • English Literature (Great Books, Classics, Biographies, Historical Novels & Wholesome Books)
  • Economics (With an Accounting Option in High School)
  • Art (Practical, Art Appreciation and History of Art)
  • Music (Theory, Music Appreciation and History of Music)
  • Geography (Map-work, Physical Geography, Geology, Astronomy)
  • Biology (Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Microbiology)
  • Science (Physics and Chemistry)
  • Technology
  • Human Anatomy (Including Physiology and First Aid)
  • Life Skills (Various)

Remember:

  • If you order any of these Core Studies subjects, all of your children will be learning these together, at the same time, providing that the age gap between your eldest and youngest child ideally does not exceed an absolute maximum of 4 years.
  • The subjects in our CORE STUDIES may be ordered individually or in any combination that you require for your family. E.g. you may order Core 2 Bible with Core 1 History, Core 1 Geography and Core 3 Literature!

Testimonials

  • "We have been using your curriculum throughout our 7 years of  homeschooling and have enjoyed every bit of it. The course is comprehensive and well sourced. We just received next year’s books and are always so excited to see what we have next!"
    Cheryll (Perth, W. Australia)
  • "I would like to thank you and your team for excellent service and for putting together such wonderful curriculum material, both of my girls have been so much more enthusiastic and eager to learn this past year.  Being told about Love2Learn has been an absolute blessing!"
    Peta (Tete, Mozambique)
  • "Sarah has been doing so well with L2L. My husband and I run a business from home and sometimes we have to exchange roles and have turns facilitating our daughter. The awesome part about using the L2L curriculum is that my husband and I can slot in at any stage without an explanation."
    Michelle P. (Cape Town)
  • "We received our books yesterday and am blown away by the quality resources you have been able to supply. My daughter is on camp right now but I cannot wait to show her the treasures that await!"
    Melody (W. Cape, SA)
  • "Our homeschooling journey is a tremendous blessing to us as a family and as individuals. I cannot describe in words how much it has done for us. Thank you for your faith, dedication, and hard work, for Almighty God to have such impact within families. We are so grateful and thankful for this opportunity!"
    Noéla (Windhoek, Namibia)