The German International School Cape Town has restructured the High School (Grade 10-12) after successful negotiations between the governments of the Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Germany. Herewith the school follows the development in Germany and Europe to shorten the time spent at school , but retaining the same high academic level.
From 2007 there are two different branches from Grade 10.
In the English Stream the students will graduate after 12 years of education and obtain the NSC (National Senior Certificate) and the DSDII (the German Language Diploma II). Teaching and tests will be largely done in English.
In the German Stream the DSK students will after 12 years have the possibility to obtain a combined, bilingual training/tuition, graduating with the NSC-certificate and the German International Abitur. This means that they will have attained the highest possible school leaver's qualification with university entrance in both countries. Teaching and tests take place, according to the bilingual character, in German and English.