Can I get a matric certificate after school?

If you have not completed grade 12 or have failed the National Senior Certificate there is another way to earn a nationally recognized qualification and pursue your career.

Boston City Campus and Business College in association with Strive Software now 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 analyze 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 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.

For more information visit Boston GED Programme

To listen to the radio interview click here