GET YOUR GRADE 12 HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CREDENTIAL!
WHAT IS THE GED®?
The GED® is a foreign grade 12 equivalent, recognised in South Africa.
*SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) has evaluated the GED® and found the South African National Senior Certificate as its closest comparable qualification.
To enrol for the GED® Tests, a learner must be at least 16 years, or have completed Grade 9.
CAN I STUDY AT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH THE GED®?
Yes! GED® graduates may apply to overseas universities and international online universities.
- – GED® graduates may qualify for admission to higher certificate and diploma courses in a wide range of fields
at South African colleges and universities.
– To study towards a degree at a South African university, a GED® graduate must first meet the requirements
set by USA for exemption.
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST check with the universities and specific faculty of your choice that they will accept these foreign qualifications with one of the categories of exemption. Many degrees and courses have additional requirements which you will also have to fulfill, no matter what Grade 12 credential you have.
STEPS TO WRITE THE GED® TESTS:
- We will assist and guide you through each of these steps.
1. Enrol at Liberty Academy Johannesburg.
2. You will then receive your online course material and
subject timetable. Everything you need to succeed
is provided in the online practice: video tutorials,
practice tests, quizzes, progress reports, etc. You can
study at your own pace. However, your unique,
customised learning plan will fill in any gaps and help
you develop the skills you need to pass the tests.
3. Qualified teachers will tutor you through the
subject material and support you through the stages.
4. When you are ready to write, we will assist you to book
your online GED® tests – you choose the date
(USD$75 per test – there are 4 tests).
5. You will write your GED® tests at a Boston VUE test
centre in your area. The GED® tests can be written
at 38 test centres in South Africa. There are more
than 3 000 test centres worldwide.
6. Order for your GED® hard copy diploma (free) and
The GED® tests can be written at 38 test centres in South Africa. There are more than 3 000 test centres worldwide.
Everything you need to succeed is provided in the online practice: video tutorials, practice tests, quizzes, progress reports, etc. You can study at your own pace. However, your unique, customised learning plan will fill in any gaps and help you develop the skills you need to pass the tests.
GED® TEST SUBJECT AREAS
There are 4 main subjects covered on the GED® exams. Students will need to pass tests in each of the 4 areas to earn their GED®. These tests are designed to ensure that individuals who earn their GED® have the skills and knowledge equivalent to high school graduates.
The GED® mathematics test consists of 50 questions covering number theory, algebra, geometry, and data analysis and statistics. Each content area
contains approximately the same number of questions. This test is divided into two timed segments of 45 minutes each. On the first part, you are allowed to use an approved calculator but not on the second part. Eighty percent of the questions are multiple choice, while on the others you’ll label information on a graph or write your answers in a space provided. Expect to solve word problems and interpret information displayed in charts, graphs, diagrams and tables.
The social studies section of the GED® test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The questions test your general knowledge and your ability to understand and analyze information in documents included on the exam. You can expect questions about civics and government, geography, economics and history. The history questions include both world history and U.S. history unless you take the test in Canada, which tests Canadian history. You will have 70 minutes to complete the social studies test.
On the science portion of the GED® test, you will complete 50 multiple-choice questions in 80 minutes. The content areas covered are physics and chemistry, life science, and earth and space science. Many of the questions will test your vocabulary and basic understanding of concepts and principles normally studied in high school science courses. Some questions will require you to analyze and
interpret scientific information presented in charts, tables, graphs and diagrams.
READING THROUGH LANGUAGE ARTS
The reading test measures how well you can understand and interpret written passages, both fiction and nonfiction. Seventy-five percent of the questions are about fictional passages from literary selections with the other 25 percent coming from nonfiction passages such as workplace or business-related documents. The test is 65 minutes long with 40 multiple-choice questions.
You will complete the GED® writing test in two parts. On the first part, which is 75 minutes long, you will read passages and answer 50 multiple choice questions covering four components of writing — sentence structure, usage, mechanics and organization. On the second part, you will write an essay expressing your opinion or viewpoint on an assigned topic with which you should be familiar. You have 45 minutes to complete your essay.
FRIDAY WORK AND SKILLS PROGRAMME
The Work and Skills Programme has been designed to offer GED® learners with unique learning opportunities in a variety of sectors. Each Friday, a job shadowing, apprenticeship or skills programme
will be offered, encouraging learners to participate in a variety of experience-based vocations.
R4 000 levy (includes online practice material in all 4 learning areas)
R6 000 per month x 12 months (includes daily timetabled lessons and Friday Work Skills Programme)