High School Preparation Program

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.

Key Facts

Ages: 14 to 17 years

Course Breaks:

1 week per Term
Lessons: 25 hours per week, face-to-face in a classroom Class Size: 15 - 18 students maximum
Self-study (Homework): 10 hours per week International Qualifications: Cambridge English A2 Key for Schools Cambridge English B1 Preliminary for Schools
Course Duration: 20 weeks per Term Location: Shafston Brisbane riverside campus
Total Duration of Structured Teaching: 3 Terms Key Start Dates: 19 Nov 2018
07 Jan 2019
or any Monday
Ages: 14 to 17 years
Lessons: 25 hours per week, face-to-face in a classroom
Self-study (Homework): 10 hours per week
Course Duration: 20 weeks per Term
Total Duration of Structured Teaching: 3 Terms
Course Breaks: 1 week per Term
Class Size: 15 - 18 students maximum
International Qualifications: Cambridge English A2 Key for Schools Cambridge English B1 Preliminary for Schools
Location: Shafston Brisbane riverside campus
Key Start Dates: 19 Nov 2018
07 Jan 2019
or any Monday

Sample Timetable

Sample Timetable - Class Times & Breaks
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30am - 9:20am 1 English Skills English Skills Grammar Grammar Consolidation and review
9:20am - 10:10am 2 English Skills English Skills English for STEM* Vocabulary Workshop English Skills weekly test
10:10am - 10:30am Morning Tea Break
10:30am - 11:20am 3 Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools English Skills English Skills
11:20am - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools Cambridge for Schools exam skills Cambridge for Schools exam skills
12:10pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 1:50pm 5 English for STEM* Intensive Reading English Skills English Skills English for STEM*
1:50pm - 2:40pm 6 Intensive Reading Academic Skills workshop Academic Skills workshop Intensive Reading Intensive Reading
Sample Timetable - Class Times & Breaks
Monday
8:30am - 9:20am 1 English Skills
9:20am - 10:10am 2 English Skills
10:10am - 10:30am Morning Tea Break
10:30am - 11:20am 3 Cambridge for Schools
11:20am - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools
12:10pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 1:50pm 5 English for STEM*
1:50pm - 2:40pm 6 Intensive Reading
Tuesday
8:30am - 9:20am 1 English Skills
9:20am - 10:10am 2 English Skills
10:10am - 10:30am Morning Tea Break
10:30am - 11:20am 3 Cambridge for Schools
11:20am - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools
12:10pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 1:50pm 5 Intensive Reading
1:50pm - 2:40pm 6 Academic Skills workshop
Wednesday
8:30am - 9:20am 1 Grammar
9:20am - 10:10am 2 English for STEM*
10:10am - 10:30am Morning Tea Break
10:30am - 11:20am 3 Cambridge for Schools
11:20am - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools
12:10pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 1:50pm 5 English Skills
1:50pm - 2:40pm 6 Academic Skills workshop
Thursday
8:30am - 9:20am 1 Grammar
9:20am - 10:10am 2 Vocabulary Workshop
10:10am - 10:30am Morning Tea Break
10:30am - 11:20am 3 English Skills
11:20am - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools exam skills
12:10pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 1:50pm 5 English Skills
1:50pm - 2:40pm 6 Intensive Reading
Friday
8:30am - 9:20am 1 Consolidation and review
9:20am - 10:10am 2 English Skills weekly test
10:10am - 10:30am Morning Tea Break
10:30am - 11:20am 3 English Skills
11:20am - 12:10pm 4 Cambridge for Schools exam skills
12:10pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 1:50pm 5 English for STEM*
1:50pm - 2:40pm 6 Intensive Reading

* STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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.

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