Secondary School II
The DSP offers two school leaving certificates: the Kombiabitur and the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC).
At the end of Grade 9 in view of Secondary School II (Grades 10–12), learners opt for the Kombiabitur or NSC or Matric. The lessons in the Kombiabitur are mainly held in German and lead to a dual qualification (German International Abitur and NSC). This qualification entitles the holder to study in Germany. When choosing the NSC or matric qualification, learners are prepared in English for the examination at the end of Grade 12.
In order to obtain a National Senior Certificate learners need to do the following compulsory subjects:
If a learner has obtained immigrant status (i.e. they entered the country before the start of their Grade 8 year and wish to matriculate) they can do an additional language (if offered by the school – such as French) or another of the subjects offered by the curriculum of the school in conjunction with the IEB (or in general what is offered by any state school).
The German Language Diploma Level II, which is also examined at the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria, enables learners to supplement the NSC qualification and allows them to apply for studies in Germany.