Key features

 

  • Most experienced online school in South Africa
  • IEB-aligned teaching and assessment (over 500 years cumulative IEB teaching experience)
  • 20+ FET subjects
  • World-class online learning platform
  • Dynamic online lessons, focusing on difficult topics (average 20+ hours per week)

 

 

General

 

Brainline is an online education provider that offers a CAPS-compliant and IEB-recognised curriculum to learners from Grade R–12, which is accepted at other schools and national and international universities. Our language of tuition is English and Afrikaans.

 

Established in 1987, Brainline is a family-run business that has grown to become one of the most prominent online education providers in South Africa, with students in over 30 other countries. We strive to be a dynamic enterprise that utilises new technologies to the greatest advantage of our learners to provide them with a learning journey that is accessible and affordable while retaining our exceptional academic standards.

 

Our curriculum is offered in both English and Afrikaans, with the exception of a few senior subjects. Daily/weekly live online classes are presented by qualified teachers with IEB experience, the focus of which are difficult curriculum topics.

 

Tests and exams are completed under invigilation and, depending on the grade, would take the form of parental invigilation, the use of online invigilation software, or writing at a Brainline Examination Centre.

 

We a variety of extracurricular activities, including online activity/workout sessions (Grade R–7) and clubs dedicated to various pursuits, such as public speaking, writing, cooking and film appreciation.

 

 

Academic

 

Brainline offers several different tuition options:

 

Grade R: This CAPS-based curriculum, developed by an expert foundation phase educator, focuses on learning through play and fun activities, using household items. It combines a Home Language, First Additional Language, Mathematics, and Life Skills, which are addressed holistically with a theme-based approach.

 

Grade 1–3: This CAPS-based curriculum, developed by an expert foundation phase educator, focuses on learning through play and activities, consisting of a Home Language, First Additional Language, Mathematics, and Life Skills. Live classes with curriculum resources and formal mid-year and/or end-year examinations are available add-ons.

 

Grade 4­–11: This grade group can choose between Brainline’s COMPREHENSIVE and EXPRESS tuition options. COMPREHENSIVE is a fully supported learning journey with live interactive daily/weekly classes, access to subject resources and teacher support, scheduled task deadlines and test/exam dates, and access to all extracurricular and club activities. Whereas EXPRESS is tailored to the seasoned home educator who requires little or no support and who do not want to be bound by timelines. The EXPRESS option entails a suggested work schedule, a mid-year and end-year assessment portfolio and marking guidelines for use by parents when marking the assessments. Enrolling for the formal year-end exam to receive a Brainline-accredited report is an optional add on.

 

Adult Matric: This a two-year programme consists of the Compact Year, an interwoven Grade 10 and 11 curriculum, followed by the Grade 12 year. The Compact Year curriculum delivers core content in one academic year, accommodating time constraints whilst preparing a student for Grade 12 at Brainline. Adult Matric is also a fully supported learning journey, with live interactive daily/weekly classes, access to subject resources and teacher support, scheduled task deadlines and test/exam dates, and access to all extracurricular and club activities.

 

Grade 12: Achieve a National Senior Certificate via the IEB, accredited by Umalusi. Grade 12 is a fully supported learning journey with live interactive daily/weekly classes, access to subject resources and teacher support, scheduled task deadlines and test/exam dates, and access to all extracurricular and club activities.

 

Single subjects: Add another subject (or more) to your NSC portfolio, or improve an existing mark. Single-subject enrolment is available in Grade 10-12 under the Comprehensive, Express and Compact/Adult Matric tuition options.

 

Report only: Also called Report2Go, this is a convenient and affordable option to obtain a valid Brainline-accredited year-end report. Learners enrol to write the year-end examinations, receiving access to Brainline’s subject content resources (all recorded teaching, sessions, notes, past papers, videos, etc.) for exam preparation.