Fast-track your progress towards achieving your NSC!

BrainlineCOMPACT is an exclusive Brainline-interwoven Grade 10 and 11 curriculum, aimed at adults who wish to obtain their Matric or specific Grade 12 subjects. It delivers core content in one academic year, accommodating time constraints and preparing a student for Grade 12 in the following year.

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Is BrainlineCOMPACT the right product for you?

This is ideal for you if you:

  • are over the age of 18 and want to work towards your NSC.
  • would like to complete Grade 10 and 11 in one year.
  • have enough time to dedicate towards your studies so that you can master the full curriculum in one year.
  • would like to continue with Grade 12 through Brainline the following year.
  • are employed either part- or full-time and want to work toward your NSC find this product ideal.

BrainlineCOMPACT timeline

Phase 1 starts

Phase 1 examination

Phase 2 starts

Phase 2 examination

BrainlineCOMPACT at a glance

Admission requirements

Ideal for candidates over the age of 18.


BrainlineCOMPACT is completed in one year. The course is divided into two phases that conclude in June and in November.


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

Enrolment period

Enrolments for the full product (7 subjects) closes end of June. To write the Phase 1 examination in October/November, enrolment closes end of July.

Thereafter enrolments for BrainlineCOMPACT for single subjects is available.


As the content is interwoven, writing both the Phase 1 June and Phase 2 November examinations are compulsory.


A BrainlineCOMPACT progress report is issued after each phase examination.


Content is available as CAPS/IEB-aligned approved resources from well-known publishing houses. The exclusive Brainline interwoven Grade 10 and 11 curriculum delivers core content despite time constraints.

Overview of BrainlineCOMPACT


Prescribed content for other subjects is available for purchase either as Grade 10 and 11 ebooks via your personal ebook library, or as hard-copies. These approved textbooks from well-known publishing houses, have been hand-selected to best assist students to excel.

Additional unique resources are continuously developed by subject specialists and are added to brainONLINE for students to utilise. These include:

  • tutorial and examination preparation videos,
  • PowerPoint presentations,
  • additional subject notes, and
  • summaries.

Marking guidelines are provided post-assessment on brainONLINE for all assessments and for core subjects, these are complemented by detailed video discussions conducted by subject specialists.

Students need to visit brainONLINE at least once a week to stay up-to-date with new dynamic content and resources.

Assessment integrity

Tests and examinations are made available according to the prescribed assessment schedule and accessed via an unique password. Students complete the assessments under supervision of an independent invigilator who is registered at Brainline by the student.


Assessment takes place on brainONLINE. This is where we communicate with students, and where assessments are downloaded and are uploaded once completed. Feedback on assessments and communication from Subject Heads is also accessed on brainONLINE.

Assessment items include essential compulsory assignments and examinations and depending on the subject requirements may include Practical Assessment Tasks and practical examinations at designated venues.

As the content is interwoven, writing both the Phase 1 (June) and Phase 2 (November) examinations are compulsory.


Progress reports are issued in July and December.

Promotion requirements

  • 40%+ for a Home Language and two other subjects
  • 30%+ for three other subjects
  • A student may have less than 30% in one subject in order to pass.

Subjects for BrainlineCOMPACT

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

Natural Sciences

  • Physical Sciences*
  • Life Sciences*

Economic Sciences

  • Accounting*
  • Business Studies
  • Tourism

Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy

Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • Engineering Graphics and Design*
  • Computer Applications Technology*


  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation

Subject prerequisites

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.

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.

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.

Options and prices for BrainlineCOMPACT

BrainlineCOMPACT Price
Full product: 7 subjects (Phase 1 and 2) (eBooks can be bought separately.) R14 800
Single subject (Phase 1 and 2) (eBooks can be bought separately.) R3 200
Application for Accommodations with the IEB (once off):
– During Phase 1 (recommended) R1 150
– During Phase 2 R1 970

Getting started with BrainlineCOMPACT

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).