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CRICOS Course Code: 003163A

High School Preparation Program

Our High School Preparation program is a specialised English course which teaches the language and study skills necessary for high school entry.

Students develop the English skills and knowledge required for successful participation in Australian school settings, including some subject-specific content that will enable them to follow the key learning areas, and a focus on communication for personal interaction in and out of class.

We conduct on-going assessment of the students’ progress, and every month we issue a detailed progress report, which includes a bar graph clearly showing their areas of improvement.

Key Aspects

PRE-TESTING

Start your study program almost any Monday of the year!

We have a 2 week holiday over Christmas and New Year. If a public holiday falls on a Monday, then we accept new students on the following day.

FULL-TIME INTENSIVE PROGRAM

25h per week Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

CAREFUL MONITORING

Student attendance monitored 3 times daily. Homework Diary informs parents/guardian about homework and learning content, assists communication between parents/guardians and teachers.

PROGRAM

A structured program with a different focus and interesting topics each month.

5 ENGLISH LEVELS

Language and text-based curriculum catering for 5 different English levels.

REPORT

Comprehensive written reports sent to families, agents and schools every month.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

A Personal Development class once a week to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and to allow discussion of the intercultural and developmental issues they face.

FLEXIBLE STUDY PERIOD

Study from 1 to 52 weeks.

AGE

12 to 17 years old

Pathways

Move on to study at one of Sydney’s prestigious private schools.

Course Content

Our High School Preparation course is an integrated skills-based program that focuses on language learning and practice, along with the relevant study skills and strategies.

The syllabus is divided into monthly programs, within which new units of work are undertaken each week. Units of work revolve around multidisciplinary themes, such as media studies, government and Australian history and culture. A specialist Maths teacher also takes classes in Maths and Science to ensure students are familiar with the language and practices expected in these subjects.

Students in our High School Preparation study from level and age-appropriate textbooks, as well as a variety of stimulating resources, such as readers, print media, CDs, film clips and field trips

Each Friday afternoon students participate in sport.

At least two excursions or events are organized for all students every month. Every four weeks there is a monthly test and for all High School Preparation students there is no class on the following Monday. On this day teachers review students’ progress, prepare reports and develop programs for the following month.

Study Hours

High School Preparation classes are Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm

(25 hours per week for most weeks, and 20 hours per week for one week of each month, since one day per month is allocated as a student free day, when students are not required to attend school.)

Homework Diary

  1. The diary serves many purposes, including:
  2. Recording homework
  3. Organising learning and completion of tasks
  4. Providing guardians with information about is being studied in class
  5. Assisting communication between parent/guardian and teacher

Monthly Reports

Comprehensive reports are generated each month, following final assessment. They refer to 3 skills areas: Oral Interaction, Reading & Responding and Writing, and are distributed to students and guardians, as well as to agents and destination schools.

PATHWAYS

We have partnered with Sydney’s most prestigious private High Schools

High School Preparation Video

The time I spent at SCE really helped me to get through my cultural cringe when I first came to Australia. My English had improved so much with the help from all the teachers who were friendly and full of experience. I learnt to know more about Australia in different aspects thanks to the well-covered courses. The excursions were also a lot of fun and definitely helped me to know this city better. Most importantly, the structure of all courses helped me to familiarise with the educational system here, hence I was able to continue my high school study with confidence and skills. I still feel lucky that I chose SCE as my language school and I really appreciate the help that I received from all the teachers there.

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