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Introducing our guide to the Cambridge advantage in a South African context | A local's guide

The right schooling experience creates a solid foundation for your child’s future. We dive into the Cambridge advantage for South African families.
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Online versus in-person schooling. CAPS versus Cambridge. Local versus international university study. Parenting comes with endless decisions. But with these choices comes the chance to match your child with the educational experience that suits them best. It’s a big decision, but you have options and access to top guidance and insights on the many pathways on offer. 

One of the top contenders is Cambridge International schooling. Synonymous with Cambridge University – one of the world’s leading universities – the Cambridge International curriculum is renowned for its academic excellence and holistic approach to learning and development. 

Being internationally renowned, the Cambridge curriculum is often referred to as the passport to success in education, university and employment. But with its international outlook, is it a viable option for local families?

Does Cambridge make sense for South African families?

The right schooling experience creates a solid foundation for your child’s future, wherever that may be. And Cambridge schooling offers numerous advantages to South African learners – beyond admission to the world’s best universities. 

But there are important considerations to going the Cambridge way. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on everything you need to know to set your child up for success. 

Download the guide.

This is the first instalment in our Cambridge International deep dive for South African families. Follow along on our blog and social media as we unpack key insights from this guide, including: 

  1. guidance on making the switch from CAPS to Cambridge
  2. step-by-step instructions for getting a South African matric exemption via Cambridge
  3. an explanation of the differences between matric and A Levels
  4. Cambridge International application criteria for South African universities
  5. a sneak peek at what university admissions departments think of Cambridge learners.

If you know of other parents or guardians who are on the hunt for a schooling experience that’ll give their child the best advantage possible, feel free to share this guide with them. 

You can also reach out to one of our Admissions Consultants for general advice or insights on what our online Cambridge International school can do for you and your child.

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