High School Preparation

CRICOS: 098411D

22 YEARS TEACHING ENGLISH

Learn English with other students also preparing to study at an Australian high school after their Shafston course.

Unique Riverside Campus

Study with us in a real campus by the river at our Brisbane campus in a dedicated 'high school' zone.

INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

25 hours/week of intensive tuition and regular assessments for each subject area.

HIGHLY-QUALIFIED TEACHERS

We employ teachers who are not only well-qualified but have many years of experience working in the education industry.

Is your child's English ready for
Australian High Schools?

COURSE INFORMATION

  • High School Program

  • Sample Timetable

  • Learning Outcomes

About Shafston's High School Program

The Shafston High School preparation program is designed to prepare international students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, aged between 14 – 17 years old, as an entry pathway into mainstream study at an Australian high school.

All your Shafston classes will be in English. Our intensive High School preparation program is designed to help you improve the core macro skills – Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening and Grammar. In addition to this, you will study English for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) Intensive Reading program, and Independent Skills workshops with a special focus on learning essential foundation academic skills to help equip you to achieve successful study outcomes, such as note-taking, mini-oral presentations and individual project work. The Shafston program offers a variety of classroom activities - participating in group work tasks as well as activities to become successful autonomous learners.




Course Name High School Preparation (HSP)
CRICOS Code 098411D
Locations Brisbane
Mode of Study 25 hours per week Face-to-face classroom delivery
Key Dates Every Monday
Entry Requirements Pre-test required (optional Off-shore test; compulsory Orientation Placement Test)
Duration 20 week terms (3 x 20 week) Total 64 weeks (including 1 week holiday between terms)
Course Content Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking skills development
Includes preparation for official Cambridge exam A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools
Key Points
  • Cambridge Exam fee (optional extra)
  • Weekly review tests / Regular ‘mock’ exams
  • Progress Reports issued regularly

Sample Timetable

Sample Timetable
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 - 9:20 1 English Skills English Skills Grammar Grammar Consolidation and review
9:20 - 10:10 2 English Skills English Skills English for STEM* Vocabulary Workshop English Skills weekly test
10:10 - 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 - 11:20 3 Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools English Skills English Skills
11:20 - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools exam skills Cambridge for Schools exam skills
12:10 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:50 5 English for STEM* Intensive Reading English Skills English Skills English for STEM*
1:50- 2:40 6 Intensive Reading Academic Skills workshop Academic Skills workshop Intensive Reading Intensive Reading
2:40 - 4:00pm** Library Supervised self-study / campus clubs activities / Academic Counselling
Sample Timetable
Monday
8:30 - 9:20 1 English Skills
9:20 - 10:10 2 English Skills
10:10 - 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 - 11:20 3 Cambridge for Schools
11:20 - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools
12:10 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:50 5 English for STEM*
1:50 - 2:40 6 Intensive Reading
2:40 - 4:00pm** Library Supervised self-study / campus clubs activities / Academic Counselling
Tuesday
8:30 - 9:20 1 English Skills
9:20 - 10:10 2 English Skills
10:10 - 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 - 11:20 3 Cambridge for Schools
11:20 - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools
12:10 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:50 5 Intensive Reading
1:50 - 2:40 6 Academic Skills workshop
2:40 - 4:00** Library Supervised self-study / campus clubs activities / Academic Counselling
Wednesday
8:30 - 9:20 1 Grammar
9:20 - 10:10 2 English for STEM*
10:10 - 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 - 11:20 3 Cambridge for Schools
11:20 - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools
12:10 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:50 5 English Skills
1:50 - 2:40 6 Academic Skills workshop
2:40 - 4:00** Library Supervised self-study / campus clubs activities / Academic Counselling
Thursday
8:30 - 9:20 1 Grammar
9:20 - 10:10 2 Vocabulary Workshop
10:10 - 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 - 11:20 3 English Skills
11:20 - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools exam skills
12:10 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:50 5 English Skills
1:50 - 2:40 6 Intensive Reading
2:40 - 4:00** Library Supervised self-study / campus clubs activities / Academic Counselling
Friday
8:30 - 9:20 1 Consolidation and review
9:20 - 10:10 2 English Skills weekly test
10:10 - 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 - 11:20 3 English Skills
11:20 - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools exam skills
12:10 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:50 5 English for STEM*
1:50 - 2:40 6 Intensive Reading
2:40 - 4:00** Library Supervised self-study / campus clubs activities / Academic Counselling

* STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. **Supervision provided for extra-care homestay students.

Learning Outcomes and Skills

The aim of the Shafston International High School Preparation program is to prepare students with the necessary English language skills and confidence to pathway and complete their secondary schooling in an Australian high school, or in another English speaking country.

Students will:

  • study with other teenagers seeking to study in an Australian high school
  • follow a specially designed and tailored intensive integrated English course covering Grammar, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
  • study English for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • study CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) Intensive Reading Program
  • participate in mini class debates, discussions and oral presentations
  • develop essential academic skills to successfully study in a high school learning environment such as essay writing skills, research skills and note taking.
  • study towards an internationally recognised Cambridge Examination (Cambridge for Schools)
  • learn social language that will help them to transition to high school and make new friends
  • participate in regular sporting and art/craft activities to ensure they stay fit and creative at the same time!
  • study in a dedicated HSP zone for HSP students!
  • receive regular progress monitoring, weekly assessments and feedback
  • receive support from teachers and Shafston staff – and students can record progress in their Shafston COMPASS learner’s diary
  • study with other teenagers seeking to study in an Australian high school
  • follow a specially designed and tailored intensive integrated English course covering Grammar, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
  • study English for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • study CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) Intensive Reading Program
  • participate in mini class debates, discussions and oral presentations
  • develop essential academic skills to successfully study in a high school learning environment such as essay writing skills, research skills and note taking.
  • study towards an internationally recognised Cambridge Examination (Cambridge for Schools)
  • learn social language that will help them to transition to high school and make new friends
  • participate in regular sporting and art/craft activities to ensure they stay fit and creative at the same time!
  • study in a dedicated HSP zone for HSP students!
  • receive regular progress monitoring, weekly assessments and feedback
  • receive support from teachers and Shafston staff – and students can record progress in their Shafston COMPASS learner’s diary

COURSE BROCHURE

Our High School Preparation Brochure has all the information that you need to know about the High School Preparation program that Shafston offers.

Our High School Preparation Brochure has all the information that you need to know about the High School Preparation program that Shafston offers.

Testimonial

  1. Q. Why do you choose Shafston International College?
    A. I like Australia. I wanted to visit Brisbane this time after Melbourne two years ago. Shafston International College is located near to city so I was able to get to the city in 10 minutes. Shafston has a big grass field and river view. That’s really cool and the reason I choose to study at Shafston.
  2. Q. What do you like about school? (Friend, teacher, activities, environment, etc)
    A. I really like teacher Ben. He was my High School Preparation teacher. He is very funny, kindly and friendly. He is my favorite teacher. I think everyone will like Ben. Cafeteria is large and clean. Especially the foods were really delicious.
  3. Q. How was your experience while studying in High School Preparation course?
    A. Speaking and paper learning are well balanced. Every Wednesday afternoon I made presentation (PPT) as a homework. It was good for me to practice my speaking. Sometimes we are doing test. That is also a good chance to check my English level. I am satisfied with my result, level B.
  4. Q. Thoughts about living and studying in Brisbane?
    A. It was a great and important experience for me. I think it’s better to be able to go sightseeing while studying. I want to come back to Shafston again if I can. Shafston International College is great place to study.

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