Get ready to choose your FET Phase subjects and plan your future!

COMPREHENSIVE for Grade 7–9 provides you with the opportunity to control how, when and where your child studies as well as access to unique resources that you need to provide your child the best learning experience and additional support through this CAPS-compliant assessment programme.

Is COMPREHENSIVE for Grade 7–9 the right product for you?

This is ideal if you:

Want your child to follow a structured learning programme, based on the CAPS and IEB requirements, in the comfort of your own home.


Still want to comply with the legal requirements.


Need academic support and guidelines from Brainline throughout the year.


Want your child to complete scheduled tasks, tests and examinations.


Want all assessments to be marked by experienced subject specialists.


Want to receive progress reports after each assessment cycle.


Want a valid academic record for your child’s future academic prospects.

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We have worked out an easy quiz to help you navigate which of our products will serve you the best.

January | brainONLINE available

February | Cycle 1 Task submissions

March | Cycle 1 Test Series

April | Recess

May | Cycle 2 Task submissions

June | Cycle 2 Test Series

July | Recess

August | Cycle 3 Task submissions

September | Cycle 3 Test Series

October | Recess

November | Cycle 4 Examination Series

December | Recess


All compulsory


Home Language



First Additional Language



Life Orientation

Creative Arts

Combined in Grade 8

Sub-divided in Grade 9

  • Dramatic Arts
  • Visual Arts

Natural Sciences

  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences

Social Sciences

  • History
  • Geography

Economic Management Sciences

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics


Admission requirements
Successful completion of the previous grade is recommended.
Assessment integrity
Supervision by an independent invigilator during tests and examinations is highly recommended.
Enrolment period
Enrolment is open throughout the year. Assessments scheduled for a date after enrolment must be completed.
One academic year per grade.
Brainline is proud to include the compliant brainMATHS Study Programme that offers your child a niche opportunity to grasp this important subject, with the CAPS and IEB requirements.

Recommended content for other subjects is available for purchase either as ebooks via your personal ebook library, or as hard copies.

Additional unique resources are continuously developed by subject specialists and are added to brainONLINE for your child to utilise. These include:

  • tutorial and examination preparation videos,
  • PowerPoint presentations,
  • additional subject notes, and summaries.

You need to visit brainONLINE at least once a week to stay up-to-date with new dynamic content for your child’s subjects.

Assessments are made available on brainONLINE. This is where we communicate with you, and where you download and upload all your child’s completed assessment items.

Tasks, tests and examinations are completed according to a fixed assessment schedule. Test and examinations are accessed via a unique password issued on the day of assessment. Supervision by an independent invigilator is highly recommended while your child completes these assessments in the comfort of your own home.

All assessments are completed according to a fixed schedule that is available on brainONLINE from the beginning of the year.

Marking of all assessments by experienced subject specialists is included in the product price.

You, the parent/guardian, are responsible for submitting all completed assessments within the allowed timeframes.

Progress reports for Grade 5 are issued after each assessment cycle. For Grade 8 and 9, reports are issued after the Cycle 2 test series has been finalised, marked and moderated. The second and final report for the year is issued after the year-end exams.

These reports provide a valid academic record for your child’s future academic prospects.

50%+ (Home Language)
40%+ (First Additional Language)
40%+ (Mathematics)
40%+ (3 other subjects)
30%+ (2 other subjects)



Grade 7-9
R11 000/per year
  • Examination and Portfolio
  • Source your child’s study material.
  • Complete the CAPS syllabus at your own pace.
  • Don’t want to be bound by timelines and set schedules.
  • Don’t necessarily have regular internet access.
  • No classes.
  • Comply with the legal requirements.
  • Option of obtaining a Brainline report.
  • [Please note: Textbooks not included in above price]

How to access your study material 

E-books can be purchased from
How to access your study material

Step 1

  1. Enrol at  
  2. We create a Microsoft 365 Student account for each learner, which they can access by visiting These accounts will be activated within 24 hours of receiving the Brainline welcome email, sent upon enrolment approval.

The Brainline learner will use his/her unique Microsoft credentials to log in to Snapplify at where they can purchase their digital books. 

Step 2

  1. Download the list of prescribed and recommend books for the year from: 
  2. Go to: log in with Microsoft, using the learner's unique account details that we provide upon enrolment. 
  3. Navigate to the shop and purchase each book in accordance with the list you downloaded in Step 1 that is relevant to your child. 

Note: Purchased books are automatically loaded to the Snapplify Reader and must be accessed there. 

  1. Go to and select your device type. Download the application/installer and install it on your device. 
  2. Open the application and log in with your child’s username and password (created in Step 2). 
  3. In the application, you will see the items you have purchased available for download. 
  4. Once you have downloaded the books, you can access the learner's study material.

If you need any assistance, please send an email to 

Printed hard copies can be purchased from Credobooks or Protea Bookshop

Please note: Not all study material is available in hard copy format.


Bringing the classroom to life

Virtual classes become a reality with Brainline.
  • Engage in weekly bilingual online classes, presented by qualified teachers via video communication technologies.
  • The virtual classes are complimentary and an added resource to the set curriculum, at no extra cost to the learner
  • Revolutionary home education for today’s learners accommodating the digital age through technology
  • Learner-centred teaching hub, focusing on teaching and facilitation
  • Online classes that break down the invisible walls of traditional teaching presenting the curriculum in innovative ways
  • All classes are recorded and made available for later viewing.
Roster Example
Kindly note that these are only estimated time tables aimed at providing you with an overview of the online class schedule and are not final and may change.
View Grade 7 roster here

Rooster A (Week 1, 3, 5, 7)

8:00 Wiskunde
8:30 Technology
8:45 Mathematics
9:00 Tegnologie
AFE Elementary
10:00 Natuurlike Wetenskap
AFE Advanced
10:15 Afrikaans Huistaal Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele
11:00 Art
11:30 Natural Sciences Kuns
12:00 Geography
12:30 Geografie
Times to be announced in 2021 Grade 4 – 7 Yoga Flow B-Active Gr 4 – 7 Ballet Gr 4 – 7 Hip Hop/ Modern Gr 4 – 7 B-Active Gr 4 – 7 

Rooster B (Week 2, 4, 6, 8)

8:00 Wiskunde
8:30 Economy Management Sciences
8:45 Mathematics
9:00 Ekonomiese Bestuurs Eetenskappe
AFE Elementary
9:30 Life Orientation
10:00 AFE Advanced
10:15 English Home Language English First Additional
12:00 Lewensoriëntering
14:30 History
15:00 Geskiendenis


View Grade 8 roster here
Grade 8
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:00 – 8:45


English First Additional

Life Sciences



9:00 – 9:45




Creative Arts Tegnologie Wiskunde

10:00 – 10:45


Life Orientation Accounting Lewensoriëntering Mathematics

11:00 – 11:45


Skeppende Kunste Mathematics Wiskunde Geografie

12:00 – 12:45


Geography Physical Sciences

Afrikaans Huistaal

English Home Language

13:00 – 13:45

Afrikaans Huistaal

English Home Language

14:00 – 14:45




Afrikaans Eerste Addisioneel Accounting
15:00 – 15:45 Business Studies Besigheidstudies Fisiese Wetenskappe Rekeningkunde
16:00 – 16:45



Wiskunde Technology


View Grade 9 roster here
Grade 9
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:00 – 8:45


Life Orientation


Life Sciences

Afrikaans Huistaal

English Home Language


9:00 – 9:45


Tegnologie Physical Sciences Wiskunde

10:00 – 10:45



Afrikaans Huistaal



Afrikaans Eerste Addisioneel

English First Additional

11:00 – 11:45


Wiskunde English Home Language



12:00 – 12:45


Skeppende uns Lewensoriëntering Mathematics Technology Rekeningkunde
13:00 – 13:45 Geografie



Creative Arts Tegnologie Accounting

14:00 – 14:45



Business Studies

15:00 – 15:45 Mathematics
16:00 – 16:45 Fisiese Wetenskappe


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