With nearly a million learners in 10,000 schools in 160 countries, the Cambridge International curriculum is the gold standard for international study. Renowned for the development of higher order thinking skills, the Cambridge International curriculum stretches, challenges and inspires learners, particularly in the fields of mathematics, science and technology. The curriculum is focused and streamlined, building through IGCSE into International AS and A-Levels, where a learner typically graduates in three specialised subjects at the age of 19.
The South African National Senior Certificate (CAPS), more commonly known as matric, is the most recognised matriculation certificate in South Africa. Written by almost a million learners each year, this expertly delivered curriculum is tailored to the South African context. With a wide range of subject choices, including 7 national languages, a matric pass is your gateway into the workforce and beyond.
Our Adult Matric provides a second chance for those who were unable, or never given the opportunity, to write their National Senior Certificate (NSC) when they were young — because it’s never too late to enable a better future for you and your family.
“A matric certificate can transform young and old people’s futures alike, by signalling their knowledge and skills to employers, creating pathways to further education, and ultimately improving their chances of finding work, keeping a job, and earning a higher salary.” - Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
Why do you need to break the bank to receive the highest quality learning experience?
Why should your education choices be limited by the schools that are near you?
Why should Covid interruptions affect your future?
What if we reimagined high school?
Where you can get a top-quality high school education from the best university in Africa, and set yourself up for future success
Taught by the very best teachers the country has to offer
With your own dedicated Support Coach
Including Ask Me Anything sessions. And Support Coach check-ins
To ensure that you’re on track
Learn without interruption
And forget about pandemics or morning traffic
Join our vibrant community
Filled with over 50 clubs and hubs connecting you to friends all over the country
UCT Online High School has a team of hundreds of South Africa's best teachers, Support Coaches, learning designers and education technologists. Together, we're creating the most progressive South African syllabus ever taught!
A word from UCT's Vice Chancellor
As an inclusive and innovative African institution, the University of Cape Town is committed to playing its part in addressing the systemic challenges facing our education system. As a result, we have taken the bold step to launch an innovative online high school in January 2022, where our academic excellence can be extended to high school learners across the country. Our youth are our future. UCT Online High School will enable learners to choose an aspirational school, which will unleash their potential to transform our country and the world.
- Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
Reserve your place at our weekly webinar!
Join your host, Kieno Kammies, on Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 18:30 to get the information you need about UCT Online High School.