Single subjects for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11

Complement your academic portfolio.

Brainline offers students the unique opportunity to choose from our extensive subject offering to complement their academic portfolios. Dynamic additional support and a compliant assessment programme empowers a student with the skills required to advance to the NSC.

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Single subjects are ideal for students who:

  • fulfill the requirements to pass Grade 10 or 11 by completing less than 7 subjects.
  • add one or more additional subjects to their existing academic portfolio.
  • improve on marks previously obtained for a subject.
  • complete Grade 10 or 11 over more than one year.
  • change one or more subjects before enrolling for Grade 12.
  • follow a structured learning programme based on the IEB requirements, in the comfort of their own home.
  • comply with legal requirements.
  • receive academic support and guidelines from Brainline throughout the year.
  • complete scheduled tasks, tests and examinations.
  • have all assessments marked by experienced subject specialists.
  • receive progress reports after each assessment cycle.
  • receive a valid academic record, that is a prerequisite for admission to Grade 12.

Single subjects for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11 timeline

brainONLINE available

Cycle 1 Task submissions

Cycle 1 Test series

Cycle 2 Task submissions

Cycle 2 Examination series

Cycle 3 Task submissions

Cycle 3 Test series

Revise the year’s work

Cycle 4 examination series

Single subjects for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11 at a glance

Admission requirements

A pass result for the previous grade.


Content is available as the brainMATHS Study Programme and as CAPS/IEB-aligned resources from well-known publishing houses.

Assessment integrity

Supervision by an independent invigilator, registered with Brainline by the student, is required during tests and examinations.

Enrolment period

Enrolment is open throughout the year. All assessments scheduled for a date after enrolment must be completed, and depending on the subject requirements, some assessments scheduled for earlier in the year may be compulsory as well.


One academic year per grade.

Did you know?

Completing some subjects in year one and the rest of the subjects in a second year, is possible if you:
– don’t have sufficient study time;
– do not have the financial means.
– experience barriers to learning

Subjects for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11

To qualify for a National Senior Certificate, a learner should complete 7 subjects: one Home Language, an Additional Language, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, and a minimum of 3 NSC approved subjects.


  • Afrikaans Huistaal
  • Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
  • English Home Language
  • English First Additional Language
  • isiZulu First Additional Language*

Natural Sciences

  • Physical Sciences*
  • Life Sciences*
  • Agricultural Sciences*
  • Equine Studies*

Economic Sciences

  • Accounting*
  • Business Studies
  • Tourism

Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy

Culture and Arts

  • Music*
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Visual Arts

Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • Engineering Graphics and Design*
  • Computer Applications Technology*
  • ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – Digital Electronics (Grade 10 only)
  • ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – Electronics (Grade 10 only)


  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation

Subject prerequisites for Grade 10–11

Mathematics is highly recommended.

Physical Sciences
Mathematics is compulsory.

You need to attend a compulsory scheduled oral session in Grade 12 at one of our five branches.

Computer Applications Technology
– Requires the full professional version of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Microsoft Office 365 containing these full versions will also be accepted.
– Compulsory practical examination in Grade 12 at a Brainline branch.

Life Sciences
Compulsory practical examinations in Grade 12 at a designated Brainline branch. Additional fees apply.

Agricultural Sciences
Life Sciences is recommended.

Engineering Graphics and Design
Additional software required: TurboCAD 21 Deluxe. An A3 printer is required.

The student must have access to his/her instrument, must have passed at least Grade 2 theory and practical from an accredited examination board, and must be receiving private lessons that focus on (at least) Grade 3 theory and practice.

Equine Studies
– Grade 10–12: Access to a qualified international Level 1 instructor for practical assessments.
– Grade 10–11: Competing in graded or equivalent shows at Novice Level.
– Grade 12: Competing in graded or equivalent shows above Novice Level.
– Regular riding lessons.

Basic conversational fluency is required.
As this is a First Additional Language subject, the curriculum does not teach basic skills, but focusses on grammar, writing skills and literature.

Price for single subjects for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11

Single subjects for Grade 10 and 11 Price
Single subject product (per subject) R4 200

Getting started with Single subjects for IEB-aligned Grade 10 and 11

Step 1:

Enrol for brainONLINE Support and Assessments

Assessment takes place on brainONLINE. This is where we communicate with you, and where you download and upload all your child’s completed assessment items.

Step 2:

Study material

Access the study material via the Brainline eReader.


Purchase hard copies

Purchase hard copies from the Protea Bookstore
(recommended supplier).