FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

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Contact

Cost

This is dependant on which class and year group the student is entering. For more information on our fees please visit payment section: 

School Payments

You can pay online with bank transfer or over the phone with card. Further information can be found on our fees page .

School fee is charged in advance and can be paid annually or monthly depending on the contract you take out: For more information on our fees please visit payment section under parent tab.

If a place is cancelled by the parent after acceptance, but before the child starts school, the advance is non-refundable.

Please be aware the school for non-Pakistani students is equal Pakistani students.

No, there is currently no financial support available from Brainfield at the moment.

Brainfield has no-security deposit and no-admission fee policy, you only have to pay school tuition fee in advance.

No, if you start during a half month you will need to pay the whole month fee.

Exams

No, you can take term exams from your home Brainfield will take care of exams and assessment procedures.

There is no guarantee that the content is the same – different schools may study subjects in different orders – you would be able to see what has been covered in previous lessons. For topic details visit curriculum section.

There is no guarantee that the content is the same – different schools may study subjects in different orders – you would be able to see what has been covered in previous lessons. For topic detains visit curriculum section.

Our primary school graduation certificates are accepted by all school across the Pakistan and world. 

Joining

Online schooling with Brainfield includes a completely interactive Primary School. Using our specialised online learning platform, Brainfield is accessible to learners wherever they are in the world. We provide students with everything they would expect from a traditional schooling environment, plus a whole lot more.

Yes, Brainfield has students from all over the world. Please note: most lessons are between 09:00 and 13:45 Karachi Pakistan time. (+5 GMT)

Brainfield starts from Year 3 and educates students all the way through to Year 12. 

Brainfield starts from Year 3 and educates students all the way through to Year 12. 

Brainfield is a non-selective school , we do not ask for any grades / entry assessments prior to joining us. Although we conduct an informal interview session with students and parents to know them more and to make our bond more stronger as one-school family.  

Brainfield is a non-selective school, we do not ask for any grades or entry assessments prior to joining us.

 

At Brainfield we support and encourage socialising with other students through social events, Yammer our safeguarded social media channel and through interaction in Clubs and the Student Council. The Student voice is important to us so we seek feedback from students regularly to make improvements and to help support the with the best experience that they can have. We also have opportunities for interactive and group work in online classes and use breakout rooms for this purpose. All classes are recorded to ensure all students are safe at all times, and training is provided for use of social media.

 

You will need to undertake your own investigations into whether home schooling is allowed in the country you are work/live in. This would also apply to any comparison between  other education systems around the world. Brainfield education staff are specialists in the K-12 curriculum only.

 

The simple answer to this question is Yes. Learners can join anytime, although they would be expected to make up some of the work that has been missed depending on the time of year and we strongly recommend speaking to our enquiries team for further recommendations. 

 

We operate a rolling admissions policy meaning that we accept enrolment throughout the academic year.

 
 

The enrolment process can take on average between 3-4 days to complete, this timescale is dependent on how quickly the admission team received all requested paperwork and all required fee payments. For this reason, we recommend registering to join us at least 1 week before the students intended starting date.

 
 

Not at all, we accept enrolments throughout the academic year. Although if in grade 5 & 6 , we would recommend joining before October half term

 
 

Yes, however the timetable may not allow this without a lesson clash. Where there is a lesson clash the recorded lesson can be viewed at a later date.

 
 

You will need to upload a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport and a proof of address or your ID, e.g. a copy of your utility bill or CNIC (with correct address).The form you will sign will be electronic, so there is no need to print it off and scan.

 
 

We do have a few students who study at Brainfield and another school – this can be tricky to try to match up timetables. If you require more information, please email admission@mybrainfield.com. The admissions team will be happy to discuss your individual circumstances and attempt to reach a solution.

 
 

It is possible to access the learning resources already covered in the lessons earlier in the term. Students would need to plan to do this in and around their attendance at timetabled lessons.

 
 

One of the many benefits of learning with Brainfield is the way it allows teachers to deliver tailored education to all learners. Traditional classrooms can be unpredictable in their nature, which is not the case with Brainfield’s online classrooms. In a mainstream school setting, students who miss lessons due to hospital or doctor’s appointments may find it difficult to catch-up, causing them to fall behind. Every lesson is recorded and stored in the lesson archive, enabling them to catch-up at any point. Plus, students can privately message their teacher at any time during or after lessons with queries, getting their questions answered without the fear of feeling embarrassed in front of their peers.

 
 

Unfortunately, we cannot provide the details of our students and parents without their consent.

 
 

You won’t receive one automatically – we can however provide a written letter of registration stating that your child is enrolled at Brainfield – this request will need to be sent to principal@mybrainfield.com

 
 

We do have online open events and taster sessions throughout the academic year giving prospective families the opportunity to experience Brainfield, these can be found via the home page of our website.

We do not offer free trials, the shortest contract length we have is the rolling contract option.

 
 

Teaching and Learning

The system provides firm boundaries for students who require this approach. There is no negative behaviour to interact with in an Brainfield classroom and any behaviour from then student does not impact on other learners or cause disciplinary issues for other students. The teacher can restrict student access to general chat, private chat, microphone access and indeed the classroom itself (a last resort). Students are aware of these controls and therefore respond to these firm boundaries.

 

Students are placed in their chronological age group unless a specific request is made for a different year group by a parent. Students sit a baseline assessment that currently takes place on two separate occasions (December and April). This assessment is to help teachers with grade predictions and does not have any bearing on classes. We welcome the submission of reports/scores from previous settings that can be saved on our management information system and shared with staff.

If you decided to leave us we can provide a letter of registration, stating at which level and for how long the student was studying with us and the student’s academic reports will be available via the Parent Portal.

Brainfield offers a different way of learning to the traditional physical school, the online environment provided has large benefits for a learner with special educational needs. Students accessing their lessons from home, in an environment they are comfortable in and can control. We also provide firm and consistent boundaries for students who require this approach. There is no negative behaviour to interact with in an Brainfield classroom and any behaviour from the student does not impact on other learners or cause disciplinary issues for the student. The teacher can restrict student access to general chat, private chat, microphone access and indeed the classroom itself. Students are aware of these controls and therefore respond to these firm boundaries. The teacher can set questions via a Q&A pod with only the teacher seeing the responses and therefore students are not anxious in answering questions or giving opinions. Brainfield do currently offer support classes for English, Maths and Science but these are drop-in sessions to help with current classwork and homework issues rather than special educational needs classes.

Brainfield offers a different way of learning to the traditional physical school, the online environment provided has large benefits for a learner with special educational needs. Students accessing their lessons from home, in an environment they are comfortable in and can control. We also provide firm and consistent boundaries for students who require this approach. There is no negative behaviour to interact with in an Brainfield classroom and any behaviour from the student does not impact on other learners or cause disciplinary issues for the student. The teacher can restrict student access to general chat, private chat, microphone access and indeed the classroom itself. Students are aware of these controls and therefore respond to these firm boundaries. The teacher can set questions via a Q&A pod with only the teacher seeing the responses and therefore students are not anxious in answering questions or giving opinions. Brainfield do currently offer support classes for English, Maths and Science but these are drop-in sessions to help with current classwork and homework issues rather than special educational needs classes.

At Brainfield, you can rest assured that your child will receive an excellent education with our extensive curriculum. Delivered by expert and experienced teaching professionals, Brainfield learners are provided with engaging lessons that keep them motivated. For Brainfield primary students, the priority is to ensure these young learners are receiving top quality education, whilst equipping them to thrive in the long run and foster inquisitive and engaged learners.

A students booklist is available on the website. Once opened, the guardian will see there are books listed in red which are essential to buy (only if school recommend), and then also books listed in black, which are optional to buy. Students receive weekly worksheets and assignments via parent group, however school is now planing to provide term-activity book for the whole one term, this will make parents at ease from printing out weekly worksheets.

Brainfield adopt a flexible approach to learning. 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 or book an appointment for daily catch-up sessions with teachers (only for those who attend live classes)

Details of assessment weeks can be found in calendar section

Yes, our parents can directly email their child’s teachers if they have any specific questions/queries for them. You will be able to see your childs timetable on your parent portal dashboard. On there you will see the teachers names. You can then find the teachers email addresses in the ‘Contacts List’. However for immediate contact, parents can approach us via whatsApp groups and approach to academic coordinator.

Depending on which subjects are studied, lessons are generally two hours a week per subject i.e. three 40-minute lessons. Students are taught using a two-prong format: each subject has a Lead Lesson and two Follow Lessons.

Baseline assessments are completed at the start of each year and during term, these give an indication of expected performance at the end of the year. These assessments can be used by teachers for target setting and monitoring the progress of students throughout the year.

Brainfield issue end of year reports but not completion certificates that are common in some education systems. Should this be needed a special request will need to be made via the admin team.

The majority of our teachers are Pakistan based and we also have some a couple of international teachers. All our teachers are experienced and highly familiar with K-12 curriculum and online education system.

On average it is one piece of homework per subject, per week but this is at the teachers discretion. Some subjects such as Maths/Science/Languages, will include pieces of homework that are handwritten or drawn. This is dependent on what year group and grade the student is in.

YES – Learners can email their class teacher or School coordinator. Please note – teaching staff undertaking a full timetable may take little longer to respond to email enquiries due to their teaching workload.

There are lots of tools that teachers can utilise to differentiate for example, breakout rooms and instant marking quizzes. Our expert and experienced online teachers utilise a range of teaching methods within their lessons. Our taster sessions are a great platform to experience these. You can email for our next free taster session at info@mybrainfield.com

All lessons are live.  Classes are streamed live by specialist teachers to students at scheduled times. Students interact with the teacher either by microphone or in our live classroom chat. All lessons are recorded. You will have access to all the lesson recordings once you are fully enrolled, therefore, you will be able to see all of the lessons from the beginning of the year, as well as all the associating lesson resources for each class.

Brainfield makes it easy for parents to be involved with their child’s progress. Parents are regularly informed about their child progress, assignments, homework etc, which gives you constant access to information about your child’s progress, feedback and details regarding homework assignments. 

Attendance in lessons are highly recommended but there is the option to use recordings of lessons to undertake your studies. The expectation for a timetable agreed with parents is that the student attends all the parent has signed them up for.

 

Certain subjects have additional support classes on a weekly basis (if required), e.g. English, Maths and Science. The lesson recordings are invaluable for struggling students as they can pause and watch lessons again in their own time. Teachers can also respond to email enquiries during school hours. 

Brainfield has a flexible absence system, allowing parents to notify us via the parent group, of any absences prior to them occurring. The student can then catch up with the recorded lesson at a time more suitable to them. If the absence will be frequent e.g. sports, rehearsals or unseen circumstances, you can email the coordinator and the student can be noted as a ‘Library learner’ for that particular period.

 

No.  However, if you have any specific requirements the administration team, if possible, will endeavour to accommodate your requests.

 
 

Students will be with the same classmates weekly, so will naturally come to know each other. With parental consent, students can also sign up to our social media platform, where they can interact in a more relaxed setting. We also hold events throughout the academic year, based in the Karachi Pakistan.

 
 
 

Our education model focuses upon the use of live lessons supplemented by independent learning. In our live classes we have  average 19 or less learners in each class.

 
 

We cannot provide further syllabus information beyond what is available on our website. If you have specific subject enquiries, please contact our enquiries team (info@mybrainfield.com) and they will pass these on to the relevant teachers. 

 
 
 

Simple answer is no, primarily we teach our subjects in English Language, however where required we use Urdu language too.

 
 
 

Technical

Students require Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to learn with Brainfield. Once learners have enrolled with Brainfield, a full booklist and technical support will become available to each parent via email.

Yes, you can send request to our enquiry team for the sample lessons at info@mybrainfield.com

Our live online classes are held in Brainfield LMS, which allows us to provide a virtual classroom environment for our students.

 

We recommend using a Windows based computer or laptop. Apple Macs can be used but ‘Office for Mac’ is requiried to work in the same file types. We do not support full functionality of smartphones and tablets. However if students can manage classroom functionality, they can use smartphones and tablets. 

 

Timings

Most of the lessons are scheduled between 09:00 and 13:45 (Pakistan Time); There are also breaks and free periods throughout the day.

 

An Brainfield term is the same as standard international school academic term, which is usually around 12 weeks. We closely follow the international school calendar of 35 weeks, although some half-term breaks can be different:

Each subject has 2 hours of lessons per week – one lead lesson and two follow lessons each 40 minutes in length. Typically students would attend 3 or 4 lessons a day, including a tutor group and an exercise time.

 

Our lessons take place on Pakistan time with most lessons taking place between 09:00 and 13:45 (+5GMT). If your time zone means you will not be able to attend live lessons, your child can catch up via the lesson recordings which are accessible via the learning hub, If they have questions for their teacher, they will be able to email them directly. Please note they will not be able to call their teacher, only email.