How Homeschool Assessments Work

Self-Assessment – Grade 1 – 4. The Self-assessment method comes in the form of June-August and October-December exams.

Approved parents/Tutors/Invigilators are provided with the answer keys required to complete the assessment. A report is issued which is accepted by all schools should you need to continue with mainstream or private schooling anytime in the future.

External Assessment – Grade 5 – 9. External assessment is arranged with your dedicated educational consultant. This comes in the form of two annual examinations written under Parental/Teacher/ Tutor/Invigilator supervision. A report is issued which is accepted by all schools should you need to continue with mainstream or private schooling anytime in the future.

External Assessment – Grade 10-11 exams may be written at the learner’s home/office under strict parent/tutor/invigilator supervision. Grade 12 (NSC) mid-year and preliminary exams may also be written at the learner’s home/office under strict parent/tutor/invigilator supervision. The final Grade 12 exam has to be written at the nearest SACAI approved centre determined by SACAI.
https://a22e69dd-aa7a-4a81-b433-d57eb4d75034.filesusr.com/ugd/c3f5c1_b91a7c86d94247d1aa3ae4cdf470c79b.pdf

Homeschoolers are responsible for all costs for Invigilation and hire of premises as determined by SACAI which is on average approximately R350 per subject. Travel or accommodation expenses is for the homeschoolers account where applicable.

SACAI’S candidates (Syllabis) who write and pass the NSC examination in Grade 12 are issued National Senior Certificates by Umalusi, the Quality Council responsible for the sub-framework General and Further Education and Training of the National Qualification Framework (NQF). Candidates that meet the relevant requirements are accepted by South African tertiary Institutions for further study.

Syllabis NSC Examination Centre – Syllabis was granted a Concession by SACAI/UMALUSI to establish an NSC Examination Centre in Gauteng during 2018.


Link 19 – SACAI NSC Centre Certificate of Registration

  • Grade 10-12 Subject Selection. Seven subjects comprising 4 compulsory and 3 optional subjects. A learner must select the 4 compulsory subjects from the list below:
  • English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language or Zulu, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation.
  • A learner must select any three subjects selected from the list of optional subjects as below:
  • Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Applications Technology, Consumer Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Engineering Graphics and Design, Life Sciences, Physical Science and Tourism. Practical subjects are not best suited for home education but do enquire further.