High School Preparation Course Curriculum
High School Preparation
(CRICOS: 0100089) prepares students from age 12 for entry into the Australian High School system. Classes are held for five and a half hours per day from Monday to Friday. Students are taught totally in English – not only language skills but also Mathematics, and Science through English. The curriculum develops students’ communicative competence and academic language skills through a blended learning approach which integrates technology and real-world tasks. Students study topics and themes relevant to their lives and learning with reference to the mainstream so that graduates are fully prepared to enter mainstream academic classes with Australian high school students .
- Term One (January)
- Term Two (April)
- Term Three (July)
- Term Four (October)
Our bespoke NEAS Gold Standard English curriculum develops students’ communicative competence and academic language skills through a blended learning approach which integrates technology and real-world tasks. Students study topics and themes relevant to their lives and learning with reference to the mainstream so that graduates are fully prepared to enter high school classes with Australian students.
Mathematics & Science
The Mathematics and Science curricula are tailored to each level of English and student pathway. Students study mathematical and scientific concepts that are appropriate to their equivalent year level in Australia. This ensures that our graduating students are ready to go in mainstream Mathematics and Science classes.
Health and Physical Education (HPE)
Levels 4 and 5 of the High School Preparation Programme include a preparatory Health and Physical Education programme. This programme is designed to prepare students for mainstream and forms part of the College’s holistic approach to education.
Through our Learning Management System, SEQTA, students, parents and teachers track student progress. Students and parents can use SEQTA to see lessons, resources, assessment results and feedback in a user-friendly layout. Academic tracking, termly reporting and communication with parents enables teachers to work in partnership with home.
International Student Support
In addition to academic staff, a full-time network of multi-lingual support personnel, a Chaplain and Counsellors are available to assist international students. We have a dedicated International Student Support Services office to support student welfare, homestay/boarding accommodation, visa requirements and academics.
An overview of the themes covered in the various levels of English include:
Level 1: Beginning English
Level 2: Becoming familiar with English, and orientation to learning through English
Level 3: Post-beginning English/moving into learning through English
Level 4: Becoming confident in English and in learning through English
Level 5: Transition towards successful learning through English.