GED® Programme

What is GED®

The GED® programme is the only higher secondary certificate available in over 85 countries and accepted by nearly all universities in the United States and many across the world.

The GED® is the equivalent to  United States of America school leaving certificate.

GED® Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson, a leading global education company. Over 20 million GED® graduates around the world have gone on to attend university in the United States and other countries.

To view the GED® programme Prospectus, please click here.
To view the GED® programme Fact Sheet, please click here.

Advantages of studying GED® at Boston Online Home Education

Entry requirements for GED®

If you are 16 years of age, you may start the GED® programme, however you must turn 17 years of age before attempting the final exams

If you are 17 years of age, you must complete and submit a Parental/Guardian

Consent form and send it to Once the form is reviewed and approved by us, you will receive a notification in your account letting
you know that you can schedule your test

If you are 18 years or older you may sit for the test with no restriction

How we teach the GED® at Boston Online Home Education 

Subjects offered

The GED® exam is made up of 4 subjects, broken into separate exams:

You don’t have to take all 4 exams at once -- you can space them out and go at your own pace.

Mathematical Reasoning overview:

Learn math concepts, measurements, equations, and applying math concepts to solve real-life problems. You don’t have to memorise formulas and will be provided with a formula sheet to use on the exam.

Reasoning Through Language Arts overview:

Learn reading and writing concepts, including grammar. You’ll need to read excerpts from a variety of informational and literary sources and show your understanding, draw conclusions, and write clearly. Your writing will demonstrate your ability to analyse two passages, decide which argument has more convincing evidence and explain why the evidence supports your choice.

Social Studies overview:

Learn to apply American social studies concepts, know-how to read graphs and charts displaying social studies data, and use reasoning to interpret information. The social studies exam is not about memorisation. You won’t need to memorize the capitals of countries or dates that events occurred, but given some information about an event, you might need to use that in drawing conclusions.

Science overview:

Learn to understand science concepts, know-how to read graphs and charts displaying scientific data, and use reasoning to interpret science information. The science exam is not about memorization. You won’t need to memorise the periodic table of elements, but you will need to recognise the names and symbols of key elements in answering some questions.

The duration of the GED® course

The GED® course consists of three stages – Pre-GED®; GED® Prep and Advanced GED®. Each stage teaches more in-depth knowledge and broadens your understanding of the subject. 

 The candidate will get one year’s access to the content. Renew if you need more time to complete your GED®. At least 5 – 7 lessons a week must be done, but the candidate can do more per week if capable. For example - If a candidate does 5 lessons for Science, 7 lessons for English and 6 lessons for Mathematics a week then the course can be completed in 9 – 10 months.  

GED® Course fees for 2022

Module Fees Subject Upfront payment (full payment) Total amount payable on installment over 8 payments
GED English R4,000.00 R4,500
GED Maths R4,000.00 R4,500
GED  Social Studies R4,000.00 R4,500
GED Science R4,000.00 R4,500
Fees include tuition and text books only. Fees exclude any 3rd party fees  Included Included
Total Module Fees R16,000.00 (R4000 x 4 subjects) R18,000.00 (R4500 x 4 subjects)
Deposit Required R16,000.00 R2,500 (the outstanding balance will be taken over 7 installments at R2214.29 per installment)