Abitur and NSC
From Grade 10 onwards, the DSJ offers two school streams of senior secondary school: the Kombi stream and the NSC stream. The respective school-leaving certificates both allow school graduates to study in South Africa, Germany or elsewhere in the world.
The Kombi stream
With this combined bilingual stream, learners obtain the school leaving certificate of the German International Abitur, as well as the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC), within three years. They therefore acquire the most highly rated university admission of both Germany and South Africa. The German International Abitur is recognised as university admission in over 170 countries worldwide.
The DSJ is a member of the private South African Independent Examination Board (IEB). This allows learners to obtain the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC), also referred to as Matric, at the end of Grade 12. In addition, the German Language Diploma Level II (Deutsches Sprachdiplom II) ensures direct admission to German universities. The English Medium High School learners will sit for the German Language Diploma Level I (Deutsches Sprachdiplom I) which requires a bridging year should they wish to study in a German speaking country.