• We offer the British international, United States GED and the South African CAPS curricula.

United States Curriculum

Overview

Internationally, the GED® is the number one most recognized higher secondary certificate.

Think Digital Academy’s program 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.

Why Take the GED?

Internationally recognized
The 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.

Questions and answers

If you are 18 years old or older, you may sit for the test with no restriction. If you are under 18 years old, you must complete and submit a Parental/Guardian Consent form. Once the form is reviewed and approved, you will be notified.

Your Think Digital consultant will help you locate your nearest exam center.

The GED exam has a passing score of 145 out of 200 for each subject. To be awarded the GED certificate, students need to score 145 on all four subjects. Students are advised to consult their prospective university to obtain the scores required for admission.

Students don’t have to wait months to retake the exam. You can take the GED exam in each subject three times with no restrictions. After the third try, there is a 60-day waiting period before you can sit for the exam again.

In order to retake a subject that you have already passed, there is an approval process. To request a retake of one or more exam subject, you will need to email a motivation. If your request is approved, you will receive instructions via email about how to schedule the retake exam.

Congratulations! After passing the GED exam, students have access to one free electronic certificate and transcript and one printed certificate at the cost of shipping.  Additional certificates and transcripts can also be purchased.

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.

Mathematical Reasoning

This 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

Reasoning Through Language Arts

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

Social Studies

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

Science

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