#1 most recognized higher secondary certificate worldwide
The GED® program is the only higher secondary certificate available in over 85 countries and accepted by nearly all universities in the U.S. and many across the world.
Alternative higher secondary certificate
The GED® is the American alternative to the A-level test, HSC, New Zealand’s NCEA, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and other higher secondary credentials.
United States & Canada
97% of universities and colleges in the United States and Canada accept the GED®.
Australia & New Zealand
The GED® is recognized as a school leaver certificate. On completion of the GED®, students have the option to apply to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for a Certificate of Evaluation. SAQA has evaluated the GED® and found the National Senior Certificate as its closest comparable qualification.
75 years of trust and recognition
The GED® Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson, a leading global education company. Over 20 million GED® graduates around the world have gone on to attend university in the U.S. and other countries.
Instead of grade 10, 11 or 12, students will prepare to write their final GED® exams. These total approx. 7 hours and can be done over a few days. The GED® replaces grades 10-12 and we have condensed those grades into 2 years of study. We offer GED® Year 1 (a grade 10 and half of grade 11 replacement) and GED® Year 2 (a half of grade 11 and 12 replacement). This makes a total of 11 years studying, instead of 12 years. At the end of successfully completing GED® Year 2 with us, students will be sufficiently prepared to write their GED® final exams. The exams are taken at one of the many centres located countrywide.
The GED® curriculum is not officially offered or divided up into 2 levels, but we have labelled them Year 1 and Year 2 simply for practical reasons as we offer teaching support spread over 2 years. Since March 2019 the age for ANY South-African student to write the GED is 17 years.
Once successful, you will receive your GED® transcript from GED® Testing Service and a GED® credential from the Office of State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC. The GED® credential signifies that the student has met the prevailing standards of high school in the United States. In addition, colleges and employers in many countries accept the GED® credential as equal to their country’s high school diploma.
Here is a copy of the GED® certificate as earned by a past student
Here is a copy of his GED® transcript
The GED® Test (2016 series) consists of four different test areas, with the fourth test subject area (Social Studies) consisting of 4 parts being History, Geography, Economics and Civics & Government
Reasoning through Language Arts
Social Studies (History, Geography, Economics, Civics & Government)
The GED® exams are made up of the following types of questions
Drag and drop
Hot spot (select an area)
Fill in the blank
TIMETABLE OF HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAMINATIONS
TOTAL: 7 HOURS, 42 MINUTES
Each subject is designed to test your skills and knowledge on different topics
|MATHS||120 MINUTES||Quatitative & Algebraic Problem Solving|
|SCIENCE||95 MINUTES||Life science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science|
|SOCIAL STUDIES||75 MINUTES||Civics and Government, U.S. History, Economics,|
Geography and the world
|REASONING THROUGH LANGUAGE ARTS||155 MINUTES||Ability to read closely, Write clearly, and Edit and |
Understand written text