How it Works

Will GetAhead Help MY Child?

My child is struggling. How will GetAhead help?

If your child is struggling to cope at school, then GetAhead is the perfect supplementary aid that will help your child understand the important work being taught in the classroom. Interactive question-and-answer based activities will give your child response-dependent feedback, model answers and working out with detailed explanations. This means that GetAhead specifically targets the weak areas your child struggles with the most.

My child is an A candidate. Do I still need GetAhead?

In addition to helping children who are struggling, GetAhead is also perfectly suited to children who are ahead of the class. Interactive revision and self-assessment exercises will keep your child entertained, while nurturing an interest in schoolwork. Without a doubt, your achieving child will find the enrichment, hints and tips contained in each activity to be a valuable source of extra knowledge.

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What Can My Child Do With GetAhead?

Practice, practice, practice …

  • Hundreds of question-and-answer based activities.
  • Hints, tips and explanations to guide you through each question.
  • Stunning graphics and diagrams.

GetAhead includes hints, tips, explanations and further enrichment covering much of the core curriculum in each subject. Not sure where to begin? Your child can simply select a subject and start working through interactive activities that provide different responses depending on how your child answers each question.

Get ready for your exams …

  • Hundreds of ‘mini exam’ exercises.
  • Prepare yourself and gain the confidence you need to ace your exams.
  • Immediate feedback tells you where you went wrong and provides detailed remedial exercises.

GetAhead includes self-assessment exercises that will help your child prepare for exams and tests. The GetAhead interactive exams help your child with memory retention of all the important subject matter, as well as helping to improve your child’s overall confidence.

Fun and games!

Make learning fun with GetAhead’s two-player Challenge activities. Challenge a friend (or mom and dad!) to a curriculum-based knowledge competition to see who scores the most points. You’ll be learning without even realising it! The challenge activities included in GetAhead have proven to be a big hit amongst GetAhead users.

Reports for Parents …

  • View EVERYTHING your child has been working on.
  • Keep track of results and identify problem areas.
  • Set targets for your child to achieve.

GetAhead includes a Parent Centre with important diagnostic information that will keep you informed of your child’s progress. You’ll get an overview of all the work your child has completed and attempted.

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Click on a grade to see the exercises available for your child.

GRADES AVAILABLE:

Grade 1 Exercises

Based on the 2017 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 1:

English

  • Action Words
  • Grammar
  • Interpreting Pictures
  • Phonics: 3 letter words in sentences
  • Phonics: 3 letter words where the middle letter is missing
  • Phonics: Blends
  • Phonics: Fill in the first or last letter
  • Phonics: sh, th, ch
  • Phonics: Spelling 3 letter words
  • Rhyming Words
  • Stories & Comprehension
  • Vocabulary: Animals
  • Vocabulary: Colours
  • Vocabulary: Numbers
  • Vocabulary: Shapes
  • Vocabulary: Insects
  • Vocabulary: Plants

Afrikaans

  • Aksiewoorde
  • Algemene Taal
  • Klanke: 3-letter woorde in sinne
  • Klanke: 3-letter woorde – ontbrekende middel letter
  • Prente Interpreteer
  • Rym Woorde
  • Spel: 3-letter woorde
  • Spel: aa, ee, oo, uu
  • Spel: oe, ui, ie
  • Spel: ou, eu, ei
  • Spel: Vul in die eerste of laaste letter
  • Stories & Begripslees
  • Woordeskat: Diere
  • Woordeskat: Insekte
  • Woordeskat: Plante
  • Woordeskat: Kleure
  • Woordeskat: Getalle
  • Woordeskat: Vorms

Mathematics / Wiskunde

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition to 5
  • Addition to 10
  • Addition to 20
  • Counting to 10
  • Counting to 50
  • Data Handling
  • Describe, Order & Compare
  • Doubling & Halving
  • Grouping & Sharing
  • Money
  • Numbers & Names
  • Order, Place & Position
  • Repeated Addition
  • Shapes
  • Subtraction up to 5
  • Subtraction up to 10
  • Subtraction up to 20

Grade 2 Exercises

Based on the 2017 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 2:

English

  • Grammar: Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Grammar: Comparisons
  • Grammar: Tenses
  • Grammar: Punctuation, Opposites & Prepositions
  • Interpreting Pictures
  • Matching
  • Phonics: ai/ay, oi/oy
  • Phonics: ch, sh, th, wh
  • Phonics: ck, ng, nk, tch
  • Phonics: ee, ea ,ar
  • Phonics: er/ir/ur, or/all
  • Phonics: Magic e
  • Phonics: oo/ow, oa/oe
  • Rhyming Words
  • Stories & Comprehension
  • Vocabulary

Afrikaans

  • Pas hulle bymekaar
  • Prente Interpreteer
  • Rym Woorde
  • Spel: aai, ooi, oei, eeu
  • Spel: bl, br, gl, gr
  • Spel: dr, fr, tr
  • Spel: ge, be, ver
  • Spel: kl, pl, vl, fl
  • Spel: pr, vr, kr
  • Spel: st, sl, sm, sn, sk, sp
  • Spel: tw, sw, kw
  • Stories & Begripslees
  • Taal: Punktuasie, Voorsetsels & Teenoorgesteldes
  • Taal: Sinonieme & Antonieme
  • Taal: Tye
  • Taal: Vergelykings
  • Woordeskat

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition to 20
  • Addition to 50
  • Addition to 100
  • Before, Between & After
  • Counting
  • Data Handling
  • Doubling and Halving to 20
  • Doubling and Halving to 100
  • Money
  • Multiplication by 2, 5 and 10
  • Multiplication by 3 and 4
  • Number-names and Symbols
  • Place Value
  • Shapes
  • Simple Division in Context
  • Subtraction to 20
  • Subtraction to 50
  • Subtraction to 100
  • Time

Grade 3 Exercises

Based on the 2017 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 3:

English

  • Alphabetical Order
  • Grammar: Parts of Speech
  • Grammar: Punctuation
  • Grammr: Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Grammar: Tenses
  • Grammar: Working with Words
  • Interpreting Photos
  • Interpreting Pictures
  • Phonics: air/are, ew/ue
  • Phonics: ow/o, ie/i/y
  • Phonics: ow/ou, aw/au
  • Phonics: Silent Letters
  • Phonics Soft c/g, ph, ead
  • Stories & Comprehension
  • Vocabulary: Choosing correct Words & Pictures
  • Vocabulary: People, Places & Things

Afrikaans

  • Alfabetiese Volgorde
  • Foto’s Interpreteer
  • Prente Interpreteer
  • Spel: d, en, t
  • Spel: lm, rm, er, rl
  • Spel: spr, skr, str
  • Stories & Begripslees
  • Taal: Meervoude
  • Taal: Ons Werk met Woorde
  • Taal: Punktuasie
  • Taal: Antonieme & Sinonieme
  • Taal: Spraakdele
  • Taal: Tye
  • Taal: Verkleinwoorde
  • Woordeskat: Kies die korrekte Woord of Prent
  • Woordeskat: Mense, Plekke & Dinge

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition
  • Counting
  • Data Handling
  • Describe, Order & Compare
  • Division
  • Doubling & Halving
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Money
  • Multiplication
  • Number-names & Numerals
  • Shapes
  • Subtraction
  • Time

Grade 4 Exercises

Based on the 2017 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 4:

English

  • Abbreviations
  • Apostrophe
  • Comprehension & Language
  • Comprehension: On the farm
  • Comprehension: Sport around the World
  • Comprehension: Summer of the Hummer
  • Comprehension: The fox and crow
  • Comprehension: The greedy dog
  • Comprehension: Three Ghosts at Christmas
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Language Study
  • Main Idea & Addresses
  • Parts of Speech
  • Phonics
  • Proper Nouns
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling

Afrikaans

  • Begripstoets: Die gulsige hond
  • Begripstoets: Jan en sy familie
  • Begripstoets: Op die plaas
  • Begripstoets: Sink of Swem
  • Beskrywende Woorde
  • Enkelvoud & Meervoud
  • Idiome
  • Lees- en Skryftekens
  • Selfstandige Naamwoorde
  • Teenoorgesteldes, Manlik & Vroulik
  • Tye
  • Verkleinwoorde
  • Voornaamwoorde
  • Werkwoorde
  • Woordeboekvaardighede
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Addition
  • Capacity
  • Common Fractions
  • Data Handling
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Length
  • Mass
  • Measurement (Perimeter, Area, Volume, Probability)
  • Money
  • Multiplication
  • Notation and Place Value
  • Number Sentences
  • Patterns
  • Problem Solving
  • Shape and Space
  • Subtraction
  • Time

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Animal Habitats & Habits
  • Animal Shelters
  • Animals in My Garden
  • Birds in My Garden
  • Energy Transfer
  • How we get Water
  • Materials & Combinations
  • My Body Organs
  • Our Solar System
  • Phases and Properties of Matter
  • Plants in My Garden
  • Slugs and Bugs in My Garden
  • Sound
  • Sources of Energy
  • The Air around us
  • The Planet Earth

Grade 5 Exercises

Based on the 2017 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 5:

English

  • Apostrophe of Contraction
  • Comprehension and Language
  • Comprehension: The Stranger
  • Comprehension: Prejudice Hurts
  • Comprehension: The Knee-High Man
  • Dictionary Skills
  • General Language
  • Parts of Speech: Adjectives
  • Parts of Speech: Nouns
  • Parts of Speech: Verbs & Adverbs
  • Plurals
  • Prepositions
  • Punctuation
  • Sentences & Tenses
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary

Afrikaans

  • Begripslees: Die Seisoene
  • Begripslees: Markdag
  • Begripslees: Pouse
  • Beskrywende Woorde
  • Enkelvoud & Meervoud
  • Lees- en Skryftekens
  • Sinsbou
  • Taal
  • Teenoorgesteldes
  • Tyd
  • Voorsetsels
  • Woordeboekvaardighede
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Common Fractions
  • Data Handling, Probability & Temperature
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Input & Output Devices
  • Length, Mass & Capacity
  • Mental Maths
  • Multiples & Fractors
  • Non-routine Problem Solving
  • Numbers, Operations & Relationships
  • Properties of 3D Shapes
  • Time
  • Whole Numbers: Addition & Subtraction
  • Whole Numbers: General
  • Whole Numbers: Multiplication

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Animal Habits & Habitats
  • Changing Matter
  • Climate & Weather
  • Energy Sources & Forms
  • Electrical Energy
  • Energy Systems
  • Food Chains & Animals
  • Heat & Energy
  • Lifecycle: Birds
  • Properties of Materials
  • Reproduction & Metamorphosis
  • Rocks & Fossils
  • Senses in Animals & Humans
  • The Air around us
  • The Structure and Surface of the Earth

Grade 6 Exercises

Based on the 2017 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 6:

English

  • Adjectives
  • Comprehension: The Greedy Zebra
  • Comprehension: Crocodile Tears
  • Comprehension: Mary Read
  • Concord
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Figures of Speech
  • General Literacy
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Parts of Speech
  • Prefixes & Suffixes
  • Proverbs
  • Sentences & Tenses
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary

Afrikaans

  • Begripslees: Die Tier, die Bok & die Koolkop
  • Begripslees: Einde van die Maand
  • Begripslees: Mary Read
  • Dink en Redeneer
  • Gesegdes
  • Idiome
  • Lees en Kyk
  • Lees- en Skryftekens
  • Manlik & Vroulik
  • Ontkenning
  • Spelreëls
  • Taal: Algemeen
  • Taal: Selfstandige Naamwoorde
  • Taaluitdrukkings
  • Woordeboekvaardighede
  • Woordeskat
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • 2D & 3D Shapes
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Algebra
  • Base Counting
  • Common Fractions
  • Coordinates
  • Data Handling
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Division
  • Geometry
  • Length, Mass & Capacity
  • Multiples, Primes & Factors
  • Multiplication
  • Number Concepts
  • Problem Solving
  • Time

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Air
  • Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores
  • Electricity
  • Nutrition
  • Particles & Pressure
  • Plants & Conservation
  • Reproduction in Plants
  • Separating Mixtures
  • Skeletons
  • Solar System
  • Sound
  • Supporting Life on Earth
  • Technological Process
  • Water: Solutions
  • Weather & Climate
  • Wetlands

Grade 7 Exercises

Based on the 2017 CAPS curriculum.

The following subjects and topics are covered in GetAhead Grade 7:

English

  • Antonyms
  • Dictionary skills
  • General grammar
  • Parts of speech
  • Poetry
  • Spelling
  • Comprehension: Advertising
  • Comprehension: Obesity
  • Comprehension: Going snorkelling
  • Comprehension: Living through a tornado
  • Comprehension: Mom and Sue
  • Comprehension: Once upon a time
  • Comprehension: Samuel Pepys
  • Comprehension: Scott’s last expedition
  • Comprehension: The bully in the dress

Afrikaans

  • Begripslees: Nelson Mandela
  • Begripslees: Op pad om te gaan duik
  • Begripslees Scott se laaste reis
  • Begripslees Toneestuk
  • Lees en Begrip
  • Antonieme en sinonieme
  • Idiome, intensive vorme en vergelykings
  • Leestekens
  • Meervoudsvorme
  • Sinsbou
  • Tydsvorme
  • Woordeskat
  • Vergelykings
  • Voornaamwoorde
  • Woordeboekvaardigheid
  • Woordeskat
  • Woordsoorte

Mathematics

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Area and perimeter
  • Volume and surface
  • Common fractions
  • Counting numbers
  • Decimals
  • Integers and number properties
  • Percentage
  • Ratios and conversions
  • Lines, angles and triangles
  • Quadrilaterals and polygons

Science

Die volgende inhoud is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

  • Energy and transfer
  • Heat transfer and energy saving
  • Sources and types of energy
  • Sexual reproduction
  • The biosphere and biodiversity
  • Acids and bases
  • The Periodic table
  • Properties of materials and mixtures
  • The relationship of the Moon to the Earth
  • The relationship of the Sun to the Earth

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