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Frequently Asked Questions

 What Is ZamZam Net School?

ZamZam Net School delivers a fully interactive, British education in the comfort of your own home, or wherever you may find yourself. Our unique online school offers top-quality education for students aged between 9 and 16 years, and offers Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, IGCSE, AS and A level courses, delivered by a faculty made up of experts in the field. We offer you everything you would expect from a a whole lot more!

——————— What type of student attends ZamZam Net School?

There are several reasons why students particularly value online education and supported Home Education as a serious alternative to attending physical schools and colleges:

  • Worldwide residents / expatriates who want a quality British-style education, or live too far from local providers

  • Disability or health issues (relating either of to student or to a close family member)

  • Confidence issues, perhaps associated with bullying in a mainstream school

  • High achievers and independent learners who often have less common learning styles

  • Religious or social principles

  • A combination of any or all of the above factors​            

 What are the advantages of attending ZamZam Net School?

  • The student benefits from being taught by a competent, professional and dedicated team.

  • The student has more time to spend with family and for non-school activities, and can attend school even whilst away from home or on vacation.

  • This form of schooling is efficient - students spend all of the class time learning, not waiting for the teacher to deal with distractions like disciplinary issues, dolling out text books and homework sheets, collecting them in, and the like.

  • Work done in class may be revised immediately afterwards, in the student's free time.

  • The scope for copying peers is reduced.

  • It is often cheaper than attending a local expatriate British school, or a boarding school far from home.

  • It can be used in combination with other educational provision such as home schooling.

  • The student is less likely to be exposed to viruses and other common illnesses.

  • There is no need to spend money on transport to and from school, nor on expensive uniforms.

  • Every aspect of the student experience will be as the student and their family wish, even down to the food they eat for lunch.

  • If the student should find that online education is not for him or her, it is very easy to withdraw, or to study just a few subjects rather than the whole range on offer. 

 Whay curricula do you teach?

At ZamZam Net School, we teach the English National Curriculum:

  • Key Stage 2

  • Key Stage 3

  • Key Stage 4 (International GCSEs)

My child might not always be able to attend timetabled lessons. How will they catch up?

ZamZam adopt a flexible approach to learning. As all lessons are recorded, learners who are unable to attend timetabled live lessons can easily catch up using our online lesson archive, accessible 24/7.

Plus, if they have any questions, they can simply email teachers directly from their school email account.


What are IGCSEs?

International GCSEs are globally recognised qualifications and are very similar to GCSEs (which are only recognised in the UK). IGCSEs do not usually involve any coursework as they are internationally focussed.

 How will my child be entered for a public examination, such as an IGCSE?

It is the parent or guardian's responsibility to enter a student for examinations and they are responsible for the fee levied by the examination board and the examination centre. Edexcel and CIE both have centers around the UK where students can sit their examinations . Students based overseas can sit their examinations at the offices of their nearest British Council or other suitable institution - both of the exam boards have further details on their websites - you may find these links helpful:

 What exam boards do you use?

The exam boards may change depending on the subject but, in general, we use EdExcel or Cambridge. 

 Are Online School Recognised?

Online schooling falls under homeschooling in many countries (including the UK) and is a legal alternative to traditional brick and mortar schools.

 What computer requirements are needed to take online classes?

We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-6xxx or equivalent

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 x64 SP1

  • Memory: 8GB RAM Storage: 512 GB internal Solid State Drive (SSD) or 1 TB internal HDD

  • Monitor/Display: 15" LCD monitor, resolution of 1600 x 900 or better

  • Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adaptor

  • Other: External hard drive for backups

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