Can I Get A Matric Certificate After School?

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Perhaps you did not get a chance to complete grade 12 or have failed the National Senior Certificate, fortunately there are other ways to earn a nationally recognised qualification and further your education. 


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If you were unable to complete matric or you did not pass your final exams, you still have a chance to earn that matric certificate or equivalent. Keep reading to find out how.

Boston Online Home Education offers the American GED programme online.

The GED is Certified by SAQA as the South African Matric Equivalent which means that individuals who have earned the GED qualification can apply to study at a local university.

This is good news for students who have not been able to achieve their national certificate within the normal schooling period.

While the entire GED programme is presented online, unique software and intensive tutoring distinguishes this course from traditional online programmes. In fact, Boston reports an average pass rate of 80% for its GED programme.

Strive Software CEO, Shawn Swartz joined Radio Today to explain why this online programme has been so successful. He was interviewed by Dr Ivor Blumenthal on the Contemporary Business Show.

“Through the software the students are monitored and every single thing that the student does or doesn't do is picked up in the system.”

According to Swartz the software programme is designed to analyse the individual's data in order to identify students who are at risk of failing or dropping out of the programme. As a result tutors can immediately address problem areas and help students graduate.

The GED subjects presented in the programme include; Mathematical Reasoning, Science, Social Studies and Reasoning Through Language Arts. Boston City Campus also offers GED testing for students who have completed the programme.

Individuals must have a Grade 10 Certificate and be 16 years of age to enrol in the programme and take the GED test or pass the readiness assessment. However, learners will need to be 17 years of age before they are allowed to write the final exams.

For more information visit Boston GED Programme

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