Brainline now facilitates

CAMBRIDGE COURSES

as presented by EduCLinED (Pty) Ltd.

The Cambridge International Examination (CIE) is an international qualification
that prepares learners for university, employment and life. South African learners
can use this qualification to gain university exemption and to study overseas.

Brainline, in conjunction with eduCLinED, now offers Cambridge courses to learners from the age of 14 who have passed Grade 9. Two options are available — a structured programme with guidance and support, or a self-paced option for learners who would like to study independently.

“IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14- to 16-year-olds.”

OPTION A: COMPREHENSIVE

The Comprehensive option is a structured programme with guidance and support. Registration is open twice a year: 1 June to 31 July and 1 December to 31 January of a given year. Examination sessions take place during May/June and/or October/November.

  • 30 weeks (divided into 5 modules; 6 weeks per module).
  • 6 Assignments (1 after each module, 6th assignment will be a CIE past paper).
  • Assignments are marked and memorandums are provided.
  • Tutor interaction – monitored and limited.
  • General Feedback Discussion per assigment (pre-recorded).
  • Additional CIE material.

OPTION B: EXPRESS

The Express option is ideal for learners who wish to study independently. Registration is open throughout the year, and examination sessions take place during May/June and/or October/November.

  • 30 weeks (divided into 5 modules; 6 weeks per module).
  • 6 assignments (1 after each module, 6th assignment will be a CIE past paper).
  • No marking — memorandum provided (self-mark)
  • No tutor interaction
  • Additonal CIE material

IGCSE Level subjects

IGCSE’s entry level is for learners between the ages of 14 and 16, who have passed all subjects in Grade 9.

Accounting*
Afrikaans – Second Language***
Biology*
Business Studies*
Chemistry*
Computer Science
Economics
English – First Language
English – Second Language
Environmental Management
Geography
History
Mathematics
Physics*
Travel and Tourism

AS and A Level subjects

AS’s entry level is for learners between 17 and 19, or who have passed all subjects in Grade 11 or 12 with C grades or higher.

Accounting**
Afrikaans – Second Language***
Biology**
Business Studies**
Chemistry** (compulsory practical exam)
Economics
English – First Language
English – Second Language
Environmental Management
Geography*
History
Mathematics
Physics* (compulsory practical exam)

University Admission Point Score (APS)

IGCSE Level

A – 5 points
B – 4 points
C – 3 points
D/E – 2 points

AS Level

A – 7 points
B – 6 points
C – 5 points
D – 4 points
E – 3 points

A Level

A – 10 points
B – 8 points
C – 7 points
D – 6 points
E – 3 points

* Requires Mathematics
** Minimum of C required in IGCSE Mathematics
*** The Afrikaans Second Language examination can only be written in the October/November exam session.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Students who want to study medicine, veterinary or actuarial science must take 6 subjects from IGCSE to AS Level.

Students who want to pursue other academic fields are advised to take 5 subjects, but should confirm this with their prospective universities.

University entrance is achieved with IGCSE results, pending AS Level results.

Requirements for university entrance may be different for institutions outside South Africa.

Learners must ensure that they have the correct subjects as per university admission requirements, AND achieve the correct grades for the required subjects.

Learners who want to study abroad require two to three full A Levels; this depends of the requirements of their prospective university.

Learners who complete AS Levels by the age of sixteen (16) are advised to take A Levels.

AS and A Levels consist of a different number of papers for all subjects. A Levels must be written within 13 months of the AS Level.

The Cambridge qualification allows for a South African Matric with exemption (USAF) or without exemption (SAQA).

AS Levels are sufficient for learners who want to apply at South African Universities.

Textbooks must be purchased separately, and examination fees are not included in the registration fee.

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