Parents looking at online schooling or homeschooling options for their children often find it difficult to compare apples with apples when comparing prices and what each provider offers.

To help them, we’ve compiled a Impaq vs Brainline vs CambriLearn quick comparison guide on the CAPS curriculum online schooling options. This comparison will look at each provider’s  curriculums, fees, subjects, reviews, and most importantly the features that you’ll get. 

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Impaq, Brainline and CambriLearn Curriculums

Though our fees and features comparison will focus on the CAPS curriculum online schooling option, it’s important to pause on the different curricula each of these providers offer. 

Curriculums Explained

CAPS - Also known as a National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement. The CAPS curriculum follows a structured schedule aligned with the South African school year.

British Curriculum/ Cambridge Curriculum - A globally recognised system of learning and assessment that allows for a seamless integration with national curricula worldwide. It offers more flexibility for students to work at their own pace and students are able to write the Cambridge International Assessments in exam centres anywhere in the world.

IEB  - curriculum is one that is used by many private schools. The IEB curriculum focuses on teaching students problem solving skills throughout their school career and then testing these skills during the students matric exams. 

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Structured learning content prepared by qualified teachers

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Daily / weekly virtual classes by qualified teachers

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Access to online lesson library

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Academic support

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Marking of tests, exams and assessments by subject specialists

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Receive progress reports after each assessment cycle

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Price Grade 7-9

R26 832 per annum

R23 350 per annum

R27 406 per annum

Price Grade 10-11

R32 040 per annum

R31 850 per annum

R23 192 per annum

Important fees information

In the table above, we compared Impaq and Brainline’s fees with CambriLearn’s Standard Package.

If parents feel their child needs additional support for a specific subject, they can opt to sign up for CambriLearn’s Premium subscription option (for that subject) which will give them access to additional features such as Direct Chat to teachers and Live Q&A sessions with other students. 

CambriLearn's pricing is listed in Dollar, and the annual fees will vary slightly depending on the exchange rate.

Course schedule comparison

Impaq’s online schooling students follow a strict daily routine, similar to what they will experience in a traditional  school environment with lessons scheduled from 8:00-14:30 daily. 

Brainline and CambriLearn’s online schooling students have access to lessons and course content in a more flexible way, students can therefore work at a pace that suits them.  However, because they are following the CAPS Curriculum students still have fixed deadlines within which to complete assignments before they can receive their report cards. 

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Disclaimer: The information in this piece was collected from public sources on 17 August 2022, and may have changed since the date it was published.

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