Prepare for your GED® test online, facilitated by Brainline.

The GED® is a Matric equivalent which may open doors for you, especially if you are an adult who may not have the time to invest in doing grades 10, 11 and 12, and do not require access to bachelor studies.

  • Only R1 800 registration fee

  • Start any time, from anywhere

  • Ideal as an alternative to matric

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The GED (General Educational Development) is an American-based
online study programme that prepares students for the GED® test.

A Matric Equivalent

The GED® Test is a Matric equivalent, and NOT RECOMMENDED by Brainline for people who seek UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE at any other FET College or University other than Boston College.

How is learning material provided?

Everything the student needs is online: teaching lessons, books, practice tests and a mentor. It is important to note that this can only be accessed whilst continuously connected to the internet.

How/where are tests written?

The GED® tests are completed in person on a computer at a Boston Testing Centre – when the student is ready to write (at an additional fee).

Enrolment requirements

Recommended for learners who have successfully completed their Grade 9, are over the age of 16 and have competent skills in English and Mathematical Literacy.


Upon successful completion of the GED® test (all four subjects), students receive their transcript electronically via email, which lists the test scores for each subject.

What does it cost?

Registration fee: R1 800.00
Test fees: $60.00 per test (4 tests)
Hard-copy transcript: $15.00

How long will it take me?

A subject can take between two and three months to complete depending on your study pace. Successful completion of the four subjects can be achieved between six and 12 months.

The GED® test consists of four subjects, which test recall,
skills and concepts, strategic thinking, and extended thinking.

Reasoning through Language

It focusses on integrated reading and writing tasks that require test takers to read complex texts, analyse arguments and use text-based evidence to support reasoning.


Includes science practices and content standards, which are described as skills that are important to scientific reasoning in both textual and quantitative contexts.

Mathematical Reasoning

Focusses on the deep mastery of a core set of quantitive reasoning skills that are relevant to a wide range of career and post-secondary pathways.

Social Studies

It concentrates on the fundamentals of social studies reasoning, striking a balance between deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply these fundamentals in realistic situations.

Very important note on university entrance.

Brainline DOES NOT recommend the GED® Test to anyone who wishes to obtain university exemption.

It is of the utmost importance that students be sure that they meet the requirements of the academic field they wish to pursue before considering the GED® pathway. Always first consult with your prospective tertiary institution should you wish to use the GED® test to gain university entrance.

I understand that:

– The GED® Test is only a Matric equivalent.
– The GED® Test is not South African-based.
– I can study any time, whenever I wish.
– The GED® Test consists of only 4 subjects.
– External examinations are written at Boston City Campus premises.

GED®, GED TESTING SERVICE®, and GED PLUS® are all registered trademarks owned by American Council on Education (“ACE”). GED Testing Service LLC (“GED Testing Service”), as the exclusive licensee of these marks, administers and polices the GED® brand and related trademarks on behalf of ACE.