An Easier Matric? Not Really. But more enjoyable? Sure.Diversio Admin
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About this episode.
This week in the “Potgooi”, I talk to homeschool mother, Stephané Burger about the American high school diploma as a matriculation option for SA homeschoolers.
There were some lovely surprises that popped up in the interview, like that a home-schooled child who obtained the American high school diploma was admitted to Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pretoria, one of the fields of study with very strict selection requirements.
Afrikaans as a minor has always been a fairly easy option here. Stephané is currently processing the curriculum she has drawn up for her own son (now in grade eleven) in order to make it available to other homeschoolers.
But you can even go a step further and use Afrikaans as the medium of instruction for your child’s high school diploma.
She also explains exactly what your child will have to do to get a university exemption if you take this path.
As Stephané sums it up so neatly, the American high school diploma is not necessarily an easy route to matric, but it is certainly one that offers a lot of freedom.