You do not need to follow the National Curriculum when Home Educating.
People are often divided on whether certain subjects at school are actually useful in real life.
I would say it is a balance.
As mentioned in the Benefits of Home Education question, you can cherry pick your subjects from the curriculum should you decide to go down that route.
It can be difficult deciding what to teach, but the big advantage with Home Education is that you can try something else if current subjects just aren’t working. Having this option will enable kids to see that life is about choice and not having to learn force fed subjects.
We decided to mix curriculum and non-curriculum subjects.
See subjects in our menu bar to see what we will be following.