Private online high school Crimson Global Academy (CGA) has announced that it has now launched in South Africa and is accepting enrolment from local students for the new term starting in September 2020.

CGA is operated entirely online and offers students the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), as well as A-Levels.

Those in attendance can choose to pursue their subjects full time as a high school replacement of sorts, or partake part-time to add some internationally-recognised studies to their plates while remaining at another school. We have to assume that the latter option will be of more interest to South Africans, especially for those with plans for tertiary education overseas.

As for how exactly CGA carries out its teaching we’ve been told that “chat rooms and multiple apps” are utilised to keep everyone in touch and provide instant feedback.

““There is a common misconception that studying online can make students feel isolated. With CGA, the opposite is true. Students become part of a globally connected school community that facilitates the sharing of knowledge in a way that isn’t possible through traditional schooling. At the same time, the rigorous curriculum and university-style approach to learning sets students up for success when it comes to university applications in South Africa and abroad,” says Rebecca Pretorius, the country manager for Crimson Education South Africa.

Parents and students interested in the CGA can tune into a webinar hosted by the school come 29th July. Those with questions not answered in the stream can check the school’s website or email the local arm at southafrica[AT]crimsoneducation[DOT]org.

As with all private schools admission is expensive and charged by the subject, starting at R26 000 each. According to a press release sent to us South African students can enrol in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (IGCSE)
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Pure Mathematics
  • History
  • Information Technology (A-level)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology (A-level)
  • Spanish
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