At Wingu Academy we always strive to meet our learners and parents where they are at with their needs and requirements.

If you’re currently wondering if your schooling solution is the right fit for your family, this may give you a different view from Alexandra Cowley, a Wingu parent’s perspective;

“My journey with Wingu has been two-fold.

This is part one:

When schools were closed at the beginning of the pandemic, my son was happy to remain at home. He was lucky that his school offered online classes, so he continued with his education. He suffers from anxiety and has always found it hard to fit in, as he grew up overseas and his (our) worldview is sometimes very different to that of small town South Africa, where he was now living with his grandmother, while I still worked overseas.

When schools reopened, he refused to go back. So my journey to find a good online provider started. I looked at MANY options, but found that Wingu was the most helpful in answering all my questions and it offered a curriculum that is strong and accepted worldwide.

Having taught in British Curriculum schools for almost 15 years myself, I know the curriculum pretty well, so I knew what questions to ask to confirm that Wingu knew what they were doing.

My son is currently doing his IGCSEs with Wingu and will go on to do his A-levels with them too. The teachers are fantastic, he especially loves his History teacher. Wingu has been super helpful and accommodating to all of our requests. Subject content for the IGCSE is covered thoroughly and the children are given plenty of teacher feedback and support. The platform is easy to navigate and my son has been able to take control of his own learning (I still do check up on him sometimes though).

Now onto the second part of my journey with Wingu:

Wingu Academy was a life-saver for me and my children when I returned to South Africa with my younger children, aged 8 and 9. They had been in a British Curriculum school all their lives, and putting them into a CAPS school was not an option. Also, as I myself have comorbidities, I was not prepared to risk sending them to school to bring the virus home to me. And constant school closures would mean their education would be continuously interrupted.

Wingu has offered them an excellent education. Consistently of a high standard, great online teachers and lots of interactive work. The technical team is beyond amazing and any issues are sorted out within a very short period of time.

Wingu values parental input and is always trying to evolve and this adds tremendous value to their platform.

I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone looking for a fantastic alternative to a brick and mortar school.”

Wingu Academy is not a one-size-fits-all-kind of school. Our guiding principles and value system form the cornerstones of Wingu’s vision to provide affordable world-class education which is research-led and innovation-based.

Choosing a curriculum

Choosing the correct curriculum for a student is crucial as it shapes their educational experience, aligns with their learning style, and prepares them for future academic and career opportunities. The British International Curriculum emphasizes flexibility, critical thinking, and a global perspective, offering various pathways like the IGCSE and A-levels. In contrast, the South African CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) is more prescriptive, focusing on a standardized approach with a strong emphasis on local context and practical skills development.

Early Years

Designed for 5 to 6-year-olds

The British International Early Years program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation at the start of their academic careers, preparing them to advance to subsequent international phases.

Lower Primary

Designed for children aged 7 to 9

The British International Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a solid base at the start of their educational journey, setting the stage for their advancement into subsequent international phases.

Upper Primary

Designed for 10 to 12 year old's

The British International Upper Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation for students at the intermediate stage of their education, preparing them for the subsequent international phase.

Lower Secondary

Designed for 13 to 15-year-olds

The British International Lower Secondary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it lays a solid groundwork for students in the senior phase of their education, preparing them for the subsequent iGCSE level.
 

iGCSE

Designed for 16 to 17-year-olds

The British International GCSE program propels learners forward on an engaging educational path. it lays a solid groundwork for students progressing to advanced international levels.

AS/A Levels

Designed for 18 to 19-year-olds

The British International AS level program propels learners forward on a dynamic educational path. it offers a concluding year (12th grade) before progressing to tertiary education. The British International A level program, an additional year (13th grade) of schooling, equips students with a competitive edge for entering demanding university programs.
 

Grade 10-12

Designed for students aged 16 to 19

The National Senior Certificate (CAPS) program serves as South Africa's curriculum for Grades 10 through 12. it offers the concluding three-year phase of secondary education prior to pursuing higher education.

Wingu Academy's Hybrid Schooling Option

At Wingu Academy, we provide diverse schooling options tailored to your needs. Our hybrid schooling option, available in Centurion (Gauteng) and the Southern Suburbs (Western Cape), combines the flexibility of online education with the stability of a traditional brick-and-mortar school.

Wingu Southern Suburbs Campus

24 Cornwall Street, Lakeside, Muizenberg