Campus Tuition Options
What's the best Campus Tuition Option for my child?
It's advised to consider the various campus tuition options below and discuss this with the principal during your interview before deciding on which option is best suited for your child.
Each child is different and after accumulating over a 17 years of experience, we are skilled at identifying the best option for each child in order for them to reach their full potential in their academic exams.
All of the Campus Tuition Options for VTC House are listed in details below.
We don't make our tuition fees publicly available but if you contact our reception office to request more information, we will gladly send you the fee structure.
Steps to follow
Follow the easy steps below to help you pick the right tuition option for your child.
What's the difference between Campus and Online Tuition Options?
For those who are staying in the Cape Town area, we offer face to face tuition at our campus based in Fish Hoek. Many parents prefer this option as their children are not self-disciplined enough to study effectively on their own from home so our VTC House structured and disciplined approach serves these students well.
For those parents who have children who prefer to work remotely in the comfort of their own home, VTC House offers online tuition using education technology to facilitate classes over the internet.
What is Cambridge?
Cambridge qualifications are accepted and valued by universities in South Africa and around the world. Cambridge students are well received by universities because of the higher standard of education and therefore the more popular option seems to be Cambridge when choosing between GED and Cambridge. There are over 2,800 Cambridge centres in the world in over 130 countries for students to complete their Cambridge exams.
They are recognised as qualifications that prepare and equip students with the skills they need to succeed both at university and beyond. Universities have been very vocal that they value the independent research and critical thinking skills, as well as the deep subject knowledge that the Cambridge qualifications bring to each student.
How does Cambridge compare to Matric/ Grade 12?
Students can be confident that their Cambridge O Level qualification and Cambridge International AS - & A Level qualifications are accepted as equivalent to a Matric certificate.
Is Cambridge acceptable at universities?
Cambridge qualifications are widely accepted and valued by universities in South Africa and around the world, including MIT, Harvard and Cambridge.
Why choose Cambridge?
Flexibility of subject choice and qualification. Cambridge has a range of subjects to choose from giving the student more flexibility in choosing the subjects that they would like to focus on. In addition, with various qualifications available, it enables the student to shape their curriculum to their own customized needs and abilities.
Valued by universities. Cambridge qualifications are well accepted and highly valued by universities and tertiary institutions in South Africa and worldwide.
Students can work at their own pace. With the Cambridge qualification examinations available to be written any time a student is ready, twice a year, it allows students who work harder than their peers to finish school earlier than government school cirricula. Likewise it also allows students that need a bit more time to understand the work, to work at a pace that is best for them to achieve success. This results in students being able to build more confidence and create their own a customized learning journey.
The freedom to think and to question independently. Students are taught to not just accept things the things that they are taught in their cirriculum but rather to question and think independently.
Quality education. Cambridge qualifications help students to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. By choosing Cambridge you will be giving your students a solid foundation for achieving high levels of academic and personal success.
What is GED?
The GED, which stands for General Equivalency Development although many refer to it as General Equivalency Diploma ,tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the student has United States or Canadian high school-level academic skills. Although created for students in the United States and Canada it, has become is a popular option worldwide. The GED test is administered all year round at over 3,400 testing centers worldwide. Over 20 million people have received a GED Credential worldwide since the program began in 1942.
Passing the GED test gives those who do not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for high school diploma or grade 12 equivalent, the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential.
Students study and take a series of tests to certify your aptitude, knowledge and skills and the tests are taken either in person in an accredited testing centre or online.
There are four areas that are tested including:
Reasoning through Language Arts - Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text.
Mathematics - Quantitative & algebraic problem solving.
Social Studies - Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and the world.
Science - Life science, physical science, earth and space science.
How does GED compare to Matric?
The GED exam is internationally recognised as a high school leavers equivalent or Grade 12 equivalent.
Is GED acceptable at universities?
South Africa: The GED credential is recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as comparable to the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC). Further, Universities SA will issue GED graduates a Certificate of Foreign Conditional Exemption as per their gazetted requirements (http://mb.usaf.ac.za/united-states-of-america/). GED graduates have been accepted at most South African universities to study various degree programs.
USA: Roughly 98 percent of U.S. colleges and universities accept GED graduates in the same manner as high school graduates. Be sure to check with the institution in which you are applying to see if they accept GED graduates. After earning your GED credential, sign up to take the ACT and/or the SAT. The colleges to which you apply may also require you to take placement or achievement tests so that they can determine whether you need additional coursework.
Worldwide: The GED test is widely accepted by universities and colleges in many countries around the world. Acceptance to a higher education institution is usually based on several criteria, with one such criterion is high school or GED achievement. Click here fore more information about your country's universities acceptance.
How old does my child need to be to write the GED exam?
In order to take the GED test, you must be at least 16 years old.
Part-Time students study at home and come in to the VTC campus for specific subject lessons and progress monitoring sessions from our team of dedicated teachers. There is also scheduled tests and internal exams prepared for your child to give them the best chance of passing their CIE exams.
This Part Time Tuition Option is perfect for:
Those students that only have a few subjects that they need to write examinations for compared to the full time number of subjects;
Parents who's children that have strong self-discipline and structure to be able to study at home unsupervised;
Parents who are looking for a more affordable option of tuition compared to the full time option, where their child can still get many of the benefits of having a dedicated team of teachers to assist their child prepare them to be successful in their exams.
Full-Time students come to the VTC campus daily, where they have an allocated work space to study where a teacher oversees that they remained focus on their work. They receive lessons and progress monitoring sessions for each of their subjects from our team of dedicated teachers. There is also supervision and extra assistance from teachers available between scheduled lessons, as well as scheduled tests and internal exams prepared for your child to give them the best chance of passing their CIE exams.
This Full-Time Tuition Option is perfect for:
Parents who prefer to have their child learn in a structured environment, and which would like to ensure that their child receives the maximum benefit of all that VTC House as to offer, in order to have the best chance of succeeding in their exams;
Parents who's children have come from a government school environment and would like their child to have a smooth transition into a new education system and learning environment.
Parents with children that have struggled in larger class environments, that need more 1-on-1 teacher attention in order to help them succeed.
Please feel free to come and talk to us about another subject that is not listed above as often the comprehensive list does not always update to the website in time.
Determining the number of subjects depends on your child's academic goals, namely a senior certificate (standard grade) or a matric exemption.
Any questions that have not been answered here, will be covered by our VTC House principal during your interview meeting with her so don't hesitate to ask any questions that you might have to her, during that meeting.
We look forward to meeting you and your child.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
Thanks to VTC House, I was able to achieve great exam results that allowed my applications to be successful at four South African universities.
MOTHER OF A VTC STUDENT
Our son suffers from mild auditory dyslexia and was being bullied badly at our local high school in Grade 8. He was withdrawn and found it difficult to socialise with his peers. We can only express our utmost thanks and appreciation to Heather and her team of amazing teachers that his self-confidence has improved in leaps and bounds and he has managed to become a real "character". It's with a sad heart that he will be finishing his final exams this year and we'll miss the support and care that we've received. We know that he's now ready to move on thanks to Heather and staff at VTC House."