• South African online CAPS curriculum

South African online curriculum


The South African online curriculum is called the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). CAPS form part of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12, which represents a policy statement for learning and teaching in South African schools. Think Digital Academy allows you to complete this online curriculum, from anywhere in the world.

Think Digital Academy is registered with SACAI (view certificate), the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute, and follows the requirements for students to obtain their National Senior Certificate.

Adult Matric

It is never too late to pass Matric as an adult.

Think Digital Academy offers the Amended Senior Certificate (ASC) which is equivalent to the nationally recognised National Senior Certificate (NSC/Matric). Certification is issued by Umalusi.

The content is the same as what Grade 12 students in traditional schools complete. Think Digital Academy offers a full set of exams as a mock matric, two months before the final exams, to prepare students for the official exams. Only six subjects are required (Life Orientation is not required).


CAPS available in both English and Afrikaans

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Life Orientation

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Natural Sciences and Technology
Social Science
Life Orientation

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Natural Sciences
Social Science
Economic and Management Sciences
Creative Arts
Life Orientation

English Home Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Afrikaans Home Language
English First Additional Language
Mathematical Literacy
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences
Visual Arts
Life Orientation
Consumer Studies
Business Studies
Computer Applications Technology
Engineering Graphics and Design

★ Also see the stationery and equipment list for the FET Phase

Online high school

Online high school comes with it’s own unique set of challenges as you travel through your schooling journey. Find out more about what to expect in each grade.

Questions and answers

Do you have questions? Please read our FAQs to find the answers.

See what stationery and equipment you will need.



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