HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
Earn your GED High School Diploma!
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 that into 2 years of study. We offer GED® Level 1 (a grade 10 and half of grade 11 replacement) and GED® Level 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® Level 2 with us, students will be sufficiently prepared to write their GED® final exams.
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.
In the United States, 98 of colleges and universities that require a high school diploma accept the GED® credential and 96 of companies accept applicants with a GED® credential for jobs requiring a high school diploma. All fifty states in the United States officially offer the GED® exams and it has been written by more than 17 million people and is offered via 3400 exam centres worldwide!
Our advice is to take the following courses, depending on a student’s goals after completing high school:
We offer our GED® Level 2 students access to our GED® simulated exams (mock exams) All GED® Level 2 students will be charged a small fee of R500 for these mock exams in August of their GED® L2 year. Students can take these exams over and over, a great way to prepare for the real thing!
In 1942, The Unites States recognised that they needed a system to help World War 2 veterans to catch up time lost whilst fighting in the war instead of studying in the classroom. They developed the GED® test, a high school equivalency test that if passed, would be recognised for farther studies at a tertiary level. Since then, the GED® has been written by more than 17 million students! One in 9 high school diplomas in the United States are GED® graduates, and 1 in 20 university graduates have GED® diplomas.
We have been legally prevented by the South African government represent by Umalusi and it’s attorneys from comparing the NSC to the GED. Hence we have been forced to remove such comparison from our website.
A past student of ours has kindly sent us copies of his certificate and transcript;
#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.
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.
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97 of universities and colleges in the United States and Canada accept the GED®.
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75 years of trust
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.
Here is a copy of the GED® certificate as earned by a past student
The GED® Test (2016 series) consists of four different test areas:
There are 4 final exams that are taken and each one is scored out of 200 points. Students must attain an overall average of 580 (145 points per exam) out of the combined 800 points (200 per exam) plus attain a minimum of 145 points out of 200 for each exam. This is not traditionally stated as a percentage, but it can be calculated to the equivalent of 72.5.
Reasoning through Language Arts
Social Studies (History, Geography, Economics, Civics & Government)
The four tests are designed to measure the knowledge and skills that a student should have acquired after four years in high school. One important thing about the tests is that even though the questions may involve a specific area of study such as science, you don’t have to memorize specific facts, details, dates, or even exact definitions. Much of this information is given to you in the test itself. You will have to be able to read and understand the material that is presented and then to answer questions about it.
The GED® exams are made up of the following types of questions
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TIMETABLE OF HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAMINATIONS
TOTAL: 7 HOURS, 15 MINUTES
|MATHS||115 MINUTES||Quatitative & Algebraic Problem Solving|
|SCIENCE||90 MINUTES||Life science, physical science, earth and space science|
|SOCIAL STUDIES||70 MINUTES||Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and the world|
|REASONING THROUGH LANGUAGE ARTS||150 MINUTES||Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text|
Each subject is designed to test your skills and knowledge on different topics
Universities in different countries have different requirements for admission. Some require the GED only, others require the GED plus the SAT test, others require more. Inquire with your chosen institution for their requirements.