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Core Studies vs Core Packages

This table reflects at a glance, the differences between Core Studies and Core Packages

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Core Studies

Love2Learn

Core Packages
This was what Love2Learn originally offered when it was first launched. This alternative option was launched some years later.
You can choose to purchase only one subject at a time or a whole collection of subjects as you wish. A Core Package includes all the Core subjects and may not be split up into individual subjects. (Refer lower down this table for the list of subjects).
Extended Workload Moderate Workload
Teach all your children at the same time providing the age difference does not exceed a maximum of 4 years. Teach all your children at the same time providing the age difference does not ideally exceed 2 - 3 years. (Refer age description of each Package)
You can add enrichment material or additional material to your Extended Core Subjects. You can add enrichment material or additional material from Core Studies to your Core Package.
Core 0 includes Engine Rooms for History, Geography and Science only. Most Core 1 - Core 6 subjects include Engine Rooms Engine Rooms are available for ALL the Core Packages, as follows:
  • Core Package 3-5 Years
  • Core Package 4-6 Years
  • Core Package 5-7 Years
  • Core Package 6-8 Years
  • Core Package 7-9 Years
  • Core Package 8-10 Years
  • Core Package 9-11 Years
  • Core Package 10-12 Years
  • Core Package 11-13 Years
  • Core Package 12-14 Years
  • Core Package 13-15 Years
  • Core Package 14-16 Years
Core 2 and Core 6 are large Cores and may be extended over two years. All the Core Packages are designed to be completed in a period of one year (36 - 40 weeks).
Core Studies Subjects Offered:

Bible
Biology
Business Studies / Economics (From Core 2)
Critical Thinking
Geography
History
Human Anatomy
Life Skills
Literature
Music and Art
Science
Technology

Core Package Subjects Offered:

Bible
Biology
Critical Thinking
Computer Science Studies (From 11 years upwards)
Economics (From 6 years old)
Geography
History
Human Anatomy
Life Skills
Literature
Music and Art
Science (incl. Physics and Chemistry in later levels)
Technology

Culminates in British IGCSE’s (Grade 10 – 11)
and AS-Levels (Grade 12)
Culminates in British IGCSE’s (Grade 10 – 11)
and AS-Levels (Grade 12)
Does not offer a Pre-IGCSE Year Offers a specific Pre-IGCSE Year (Core Package 14 – 16 Years), which is a very useful preparation for IGCSE
Includes the South African CAPS Books Does not include CAPS Books
Includes Critical Thinking Includes Critical Thinking
Does not include Computer Science Includes Computer Science as a subject from 11 years upwards
Is available in varying levels of Afrikaans up to Kern 2. All are available only in English.

Advantages of choosing Core Studies

1. Unlike a Core Package which is indivisible, Core Studies Subjects may be purchase on an individual basis, which is ideal for those families who prefer to choose their own subjects. This flexibility allows a family to “cherry-pick” just those subjects that they may require to complete their curriculum offering in the home.

2. Core Studies cater extremely well for those families who enjoy a broad variety of books and activities and wish to extend their children’s education.

3. The Core Studies allow you to extend a Core Subject over a longer period than 1 year (36 weeks), whereas the Core Packages are only designed to last a maximum of 1 year.

Advantages of choosing a Core Package

1. From feedback we've had from some of our clients that have struggled to get through all the material, we can now offer fewer books making it more manageable to complete a Core in a year.

2. Given the worldwide recession and economic pressure that pretty much all of us are facing, it also makes homeschooling that much more affordable.

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