We offer schooling from grade 5 to GED Level 2 (school leaver's equivalent). The language of instruction is English only. This means the grades offered are -
Grade 9 (Until the end of grade 9, students follow the CAPS aligned South African curriculum)
Students wishing to take the GED final examinations and acquire GED certification must take the required GED curriculum subjects, that are set by the GED Testing Service and not by Pocket Classrooms. To see these subjects, click on the grade you are looking for below. Afrikaans is the second language offered, however, if a student is 15 years or older or has completed grade 9, he/she does not need to take Afrikaans or a second language as that is not a requirement for the American GED.
Students can only study via an Android mobile device. (tablet or cellphone) No iPhone or Apple. The student receives textbooks in the form of ebooks that are automatically downloaded to his/her mobile device, teacher’s notes, daily calendar instructions and ongoing assessments, plus all lessons in audio format). This allows the student to study from anywhere and at any time.
The schooling curriculum is aligned with the South African CAPS syllabus from grades 5 - 9 and thereafter the American GED school leavers curriculum for an additional two years, which has been divided up into two levels, namely GED 1 and GED 2. Students are prepared to take the final GED exams offered at centres throughout South Africa if they wish to obtain the GED certificate, which is issued by the State of Maine's education dept. in the USA (If you wish to obtain this certification, an extra fee is payable directly to your nearest GED testing centre). If students do not feel it necessary to obtain the GED certificate, they can continue with their tertiary studies via an affiliated college by passing the Pocket Classrooms Internal GED Equivalency Exam at the end of their GED 2 year. In this instance, students will not be issued with a certificate by Pocket Classrooms. If they obtain 65% and above for their internal final exam with Pocket Classrooms, they will qualify for admission to any of the tertiary short courses offered. If a student completes two short tertiary courses, they qualify for admission to any of the tertiary accredited courses.
The American GED certificate is recognized internationally.
Anyone can sign up. You should only enrol for the grade that is the one after where you last completed. If you didn't complete a year, then you should consider starting that grade again. To determine the correct grade you should be taking, register as a student by clicking the "Sign Up" icon on the home page or click here (https://pocketclassrooms.net/Home/student_registration/ZA
). You can then register for a self evaluation test that will help you determine the correct level you should be taking. This evaluation test is free.
The Pocket Classrooms academic calendar runs from either January to December or from August to June (you can choose either), and is divided up into three terms for the January to December calendar or two semesters for the August to June calendar.