Curricula and Subject Selection • Guest Post
A Day in the Life of a Charterhouse Online Student
POSTED ON 01/10/2023 BY Karen Davies, Principal of Charterhouse Online
Charterhouse Online is a challenging but intellectually rewarding programme. You can complete your A Levels through accelerated learning in a single year (instead of two) and open doors to university education much sooner. But how rigorous is the programme? Would you have time to pursue other interests? Let’s find out.
Here’s what your typical day would look like as a Charterhouse Online student:
Study time for each A Level subject at Charterhouse Online
To complete your A Levels, you must study three subjects. For each A Level subject at Charterhouse Online, you will require the following:
- One hour of self-study before your lesson
- 145-minute live lesson
- 30 minutes of homework after your lesson
- A 30-minute live tutorial or a subject clinic every day.
Striking a balance between study and leisure
We believe that while it’s essential to dedicate your time to studying, it is equally important to have a balanced life with time for friends, family and exercise to process what you’ve learnt. In fact, at the start of your Charterhouse Online programme, your tutor will work with you to plan a personalised timetable and help you create an approach to accelerated learning that will focus on your well-being and results.
Your online live lessons will be held at a fixed time with students from different countries closer to your time zone while you schedule your self-study and homework time.
Allow me to illustrate this with examples.
Arya lives in Bangalore and hopes to pursue a BSc in Data Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She trains for tennis in the evenings and prefers studying in the morning. Ali lives in Dubai and wants to pursue a BSc in Economics at the University of Warwick. He goes to the gym in the morning and prefers studying in the evening. Both students study Maths, Further Maths and Economics and have live lessons in the afternoon.
Let’s have a look at their schedules:
Arya’s schedule in Bangalore (Indian Standard Time)
|7.45 am||Get up and have breakfast|
|8.30 am||Zooms Lee (a Maths classmate from Shanghai) to talk about yesterday’s Maths test|
|9.00 am||Economics homework on Demand Curves following yesterday’s lesson|
|9.30 am||Economics self-study preparation for today’s lesson on Supply Curves|
|10.30 am||Short break|
|10.45 am||Maths self-study on Functions for today’s lesson|
|11.45 am||Further Maths self-study in preparation for today’s lesson on Series|
|12.45 pm||Pizza for lunch with friends|
|1.30 pm||Maths live lesson on Functions|
|2.20 pm||Maths homework on Functions to follow up on lesson|
|2.50 pm||Further Maths homework from yesterday’s lesson on Polynomial Equations|
|3.25 pm||Time with tutor discussing UCAS|
|3.45 pm||Zooms Ali (who lives in Dubai) to discuss ‘Naked Statistics’ for their Personal Statements|
|4.30 pm||Calls a friend about going to see a movie at the weekend|
|4.55 pm||Further Maths live lesson on Series|
|5.45 pm||Works on UCAS personal statement|
|6.30 pm||Economics live lesson on Supply Curves|
|7.15 pm||Off to tennis training|
Ali’s schedule in Dubai (Gulf Standard Time)
|9.00 am||Get up and have breakfast|
|9.45 am||Go to gym with a friend|
|11.00 am||Maths self-study on Functions for today’s lesson|
|12.00 am||Maths live lesson on Functions|
|12.45 pm||Lunch break|
|1.25 pm||Further Maths homework from yesterday’s lesson on Polynomial Equations|
|1.55 pm||Time with tutor discussing UCAS|
|2.15 pm||Zooms Aarya (who lives in Bangalore) to discuss ‘Naked Statistics’ for their Personal Statements|
|2.55 pm||Coffee break|
|3.25 pm||Further Maths live lesson on Series|
|4.10 pm||Maths homework on Functions to follow up on today’s lesson|
|5.00 pm||Economics live lesson on Supply Curves|
|5.45 pm||Economics homework on Supply Curves following today’s lesson|
|6.15 pm||Economics self-study for tomorrow’s lesson|
|7.15 pm||Supper with family|
|8.30 pm||Further Maths self-study in preparation for tomorrow’s lesson|
|9.30 pm||Watches Netflix before bed|
To give you a better idea about Charterhouse Online, I’ve written two more posts. While one gives you an overview of the programme, the other sheds light on whether Charterhouse Online is right for you. But if you require assistance applying to Charterhouse Online, get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions team at The Red Pen.