Accreditation and certification

With a choice of three internationally recognised examination boards

Our top examination boards

Teneo is the only online school in South Africa to be registered with 3 Top Examination boards (SACAI, IEB, and Pearson Edexcel), allowing your child to receive their South African Matric NSC certificate, and to apply to tertiary institutions both locally and abroad.

South African

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The Independent Examination Board (IEB) uses the South African curriculum and examines the National Senior Certificate (NSC). The Matric qualification is internationally-recognised and is seen as equivalent to a Cambridge AS qualification.

IEB is accredited by the Umalusi Council (Accreditation Number 13AB 04 00001)

Delivered in: English and Afrikaans

South African

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The South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (SACAI) uses the South African curriculum and examines the National Senior Certificate (NSC). The Matric qualification is recognised by tertiary institutions across South Africa.

SACAI is accredited by the Umalusi Council (Accreditation Number 22 AB04 00003).

Delivered in: English and Afrikaans


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An international leader in examining the British International curriculum. Globally recognised by leading universities in over 160 countries.

The AS-level international certification is equivalent to the NSC, and can be converted by South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Delivered in: English

Our SA Examination Boards are all accredited with Umalusi

There are only three examination bodies in South Africa accredited with the Umalusi Council. Both of Teneo’s National Senior Certificate examination bodies – the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (SACAI) and the Independent Examination Body (IEB) – are accredited with the Umalusi Council.

All Teneo Grade 12 students write their final Matric examinations with either SACAI or the IEB. If they successfully complete all requirements, they are issued with an NSC issued by the Umalusi Council. which is received by the school and distributed accordingly.

Teneo’s Top National Matriculants - SACAI

Three of our students placed in the top five SACAI 
matriculants in South Africa in 2022

1st place

Danielle Vierbergen

97% | 7 Distinctions

2nd place

Clarissa Jannae Iyer

89% | 7 Distinctions

5th place

Kayla De Lange

84% | 6 Distinctions

Keith Maseko, CEO of SACAI (back row third from right) with the national top 10 matriculants of 2022, at an awards ceremony honouring their achievements. Three Teneo students – Clarissa Iyer (front row third from left), Danielle Vierbergen (front row second from left) , and Kayla de Lange (front row second from right) – were placed in the top 5 matriculants.

Teneo’s Top IEB Matriculant

Our first set of IEB matriculants wrote their exams in 2022, with our top matric being accepted to medical school at the University of Stellenbosch.

Blessing Ibegbuna

5 distinctions, 83%

Teneo’s easy platform has made learning fun, simpler, more interactive, and more personalised. While the end goal is to learn for the final exams, my teachers have taught me invaluable lessons that go far beyond the curriculum. My teachers at Teneo were beyond incredible, and I’m immensely thankful to have been taught by experts who cared about both my academic and personal success.

Setting High Standards in Assessments and Moderation

Our Programme of Assessment – how we formally assess students throughout the year – align with South Africa’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS).  We follow full moderation protocols to meet the requirements of the National Protocol Assessment. We also create new assessments every year, never reusing scripts for assessments.


Many Teneo teachers are appointed every year as Chief Markers, Markers and Examiners for SA’s top Examination Boards.  In 2023, 24 Teneo teachers were appointed as Examination Markers for both the IEB and SACAI Examination boards, with 4 Teneo teachers also selected to set Preliminary Examinations for SACAI and 3 Teneo teachers selected as Senior Markers for IEB.  In addition, one Teneo teacher was appointed as the Cambridge Assistant Examiner for iGCSE and AS  and two Teneo teachers were appointed as Assistant Examiners for Pearson for International GCSE and AS. 

Teneo Matric Results

With five cohorts of matriculants, Teneo Online School is proud of our students for consistently achieving outstanding academic results, putting Teneo Online School significantly ahead of national benchmarks for academic performance.

Teneo is the only SA online school to offer:

Read our parent reviews


Brenda, 5 Star Review Parent

I love the fact that teaching takes place in a transparent manner. As a Teneo parent, you can monitor how your child behaves and interacts with others, and how the teacher treats your child. I like the fact that we can go back to recorded classes in case our child did not catch up in live classes or is struggling with the content. What I love most is that there is no peer pressure around marks. My child’s marks are confidential and cannot be compared with those of their classmates – they’re for the parents’ eyes only. I am a very happy and satisfied parent.


Shanal Nair, 5 Star Review Parent

The meeting held with Teacher Zana was nothing short of amazing. The feedback on Scarlet was concise in every way. We would like to thank her for her guidance; our daughter has developed into a confident and capable child. Thank you for being such an important part in our child’s development. Your expertise in teaching has put our minds at ease. We are so grateful to have you as our child’s teacher.

Cee Kay, 5 Star Review Student

This school is just the awesome! Grades were at D’s now are all A’s ! Their team responds very quickly and doesn’t leave us hanging for weeks! I rate it a 100/10

Thandeka Mabindisa, 5 Star Review Parent

My 7 year old son in Grade is struggling with expressing himself when communicating, he speaks too fast and most times he finds it hard to string a coherent sentence. Teneo Teachers did not put any labels on my son. His progress is amazing. He can read well, he is very good at Mathematics and doing well in Afrikaans (a language he started this year) I am so pleased with Teneo Education, their system and the teachers’ patience make a difference in a child’s esteem. I am very happy with this school.
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How is Teneo different from other online schools?

Teneo provides a superior alternative to brick-and-mortar schooling with teacher-led, real-time school from the comfort of home. With qualified teachers providing live lessons students are able to engage with their teachers and peers in an interactive setting.

School is available in three different formats: Recorded, Live + Recorded, and Live.

Can you complete your South African National Senior Certificate with Teneo Online School?

Yes. You have the option to choose between two different examination boards – SACAI or the IEB – in order to complete your Matric.

After I complete my Matric with Teneo, will I be able to apply to South African tertiary institutions for further studies?

Yes, once you successfully complete your Matric certification, you may apply to tertiary institutions in South Africa and abroad.

Will I be eligible for local and international universities?

Yes, once you successfully complete your Matric certification, you may apply to tertiary institutions in South Africa and abroad.

Will online school help my child thrive?

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