• Internationally, the United States GED is the number one most recognized higher secondary certificate.

United States Online GED® Curriculum

Online GED overview

Internationally, the United States GED is the number one most recognized higher secondary certificate and Think Digital Academy’s online GED prepares students for the new structure and computer-based format of the GED, providing you with the confidence to ace your exams.

The lessons offer invaluable guidance and instruction and cover all the concepts required for the GED exams. Our exam prep questions give you ample practice opportunities to assess your knowledge and understanding as they simulate the actual questions you will be asked during your GED exams.


No prior grades are required to qualify to take the GED test. Competency in English comprehension is highly recommended and requires preparation in order to comprehend and interpret various written passages. The social studies portion of the exam requires you to answer a broad range of questions about US history, world history, government, geography and economics. This course will help you fill the gaps to ensure you can read and interpret charts, graphs and maps as this comprises a significant portion of the exam. The science portion of the test also requires you to read passages and answer questions that demonstrate that you understand basic scientific concepts. The Maths portion of the GED test can be challenging but this course will bring you up to speed with the mathematical competencies you need to pass your GED test.

Target audience

The GED is a credential that can substitute for a high school diploma. This course is therefore ideal for anyone who would like to graduate from high school and possibly enter the workplace or a college. Having a GED diploma will open up more doors for you in the future. Students need to be 17 years or older to write the final GED tests but can register before to prepare for the test. In certain states, students can apply to write at a younger age, please view the GED testing information by State.

Why take the GED?

Internationally recognized
The Online GED program is the only higher secondary certificate offered in over 85 countries and accepted by almost all universities in the United States and many globally.

Equivalent higher secondary certificate
The GED certificate is the United States equivalent of the A-level test, HSC, New Zealand’s NCEA, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and other higher secondary qualifications.

Online GED Q & A

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Online GED® Subjects

The GED exam comprises of four subjects, written as individual exams: Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. The exams do not have to be written at the same time but can be written at your own pace.

The online GED mathematics course covers measurements, equations, and applying Math concepts to solve real-life problems. Students will be provided with a formula sheet and therefore do not have to memorize them. Students can make use of on-screen calculators. The format of the exam is multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, fill-in-the-blanks, select an area, and drop-down).

Topics: Basic Math, Geometry, Basic Algebra, Graphs and Functions

In this course, students will focus on improving their reading and writing skills, including grammar. In the exam, students will be required to read excerpts from a variety of informational and literary sources and show their understanding, draw conclusions, and write clearly. They will be required to analyze two passages, decide which argument has more convincing evidence and explain why the evidence supports their choice. The exam comprises of multiple choice questions and a written essay.

Topics: Reading for Meaning, Identifying and Creating Arguments, Grammar and Language

Students are not required to memorise dates and facts. Students are given information regarding American Social Studies and are required to interpret information including graphs and charts and use reasoning skills to draw conclusions. The exam comprises multiple choice questions and students are given access to on-screen calculators.

Topics: Reading for Meaning in Social Studies, Analyzing Historical Events and Arguments in Social Studies, Using Numbers and Graphs in Social Studies

In this course students, will revise various scientific concepts, how to read graphs and charts, how to display scientific data, and use reasoning skills to interpret scientific information. The Science exam is not about memorization. Students will not need to memorize the periodic table of elements but will need to recognize names and symbols of key elements in answering some questions. The exam comprises multiple choice questions and students are given access to on-screen calculators.

Topics: Reading for Meaning in Science, Designing and Interpreting Science Experiments, Using Numbers and Graphics in Science

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