Almost 3 years ago I convinced two friends – a married couple – to pull their two kids out of one of the best UK-curriculum schools in Asia and homeschool them.
Their kids, a boy and girl, were 9 and 7.
The boy was average in his school year for most subjects including maths, according to his parents. Looking at the school’s exam record that would mean he was heading for an A in his GCSE Maths at 16.
Fast forward to today.
He’s achieved an A* in his Maths GCSE. He’s 12, and thus one of the youngest in the world to have ever done this.
He didn’t work particularly hard and his family spent much of the year travelling enjoying their new-found freedom. Oh, and he’s learning 4 languages, and a really confident young boy.
This is what happens after you drop out of a top school, imagine the improvement in average schools…