Is alternative schooling permitted in South Africa?
Yes, South African regulations permit alternative schooling. For our high school British international curriculum learners, the content we provide equips each learner with the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete their International GCSE, AS and A level external examinations.
Is Wingu Academy accredited with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)?
CAIE does not accredit homeschooling providers but our lessons are fully aligned with their British international curriculum. We partner with CAIE registered exam centres to allow complete alignment of all learning material. We provide detailed content do regular quizzes to test knowledge, have prescribed assignments and tests and offer past paper questions and mock exams to students to completely prepare them for the exams. All Wingu students write exams at any Cambridge Examination Centre that caters for private candidates. Please check out the CIE website here to find the closest exam centre near you: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/why-choose-us/find-a-cambridge-school/
The following website will provide you with the necessary information about how to register as a Private Candidate for the Cambridge International Exams: https://help.cambridgeinternational.org/hc/en-gb/articles/203475992-How-do-I-register-for-Cambridge-exams-as-a-private-candidate-
Are learners able to attend university after they matriculate at Wingu Academy?
British international qualifications are highly regarded by all South African universities (and all universities worldwide).
Is the British International Curriculum recognised in South Africa and abroad?
The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level is equivalent of Gr.12/Matric in SA and is recognised by UMALUSI (the SA Matriculation Board) as the equivalent of a Senior Certificate (NQF4) which is a necessary requirement for University entrance. AS level courses are aimed at students of 16 years and above who have completed either International GCSE or Gr. 11.
Please note that the South African CAPS curriculum is only accepted in a select few universities worldwide, and if emigration is your aim, we strongly encourage a British international syllabus.