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High School Preparation Program (HSP)

CRICOS Code: 011044G
Commencement dates: Jan - Apr, Apr - Jul, Jul - Oct, Oct - Dec
Hours per week: 23 hrs/wk (full-time)
Levels: Beginner to Pre-Advanced
Course length: 11 to 48 weeks
Class Size: Average 15, Maximum 18
Requirements: 12 - 17 years old

The objective of the High School Preparation Program is to prepare students to enter mainstream formal secondary education in Australia or another English speaking country.

  • Intensive study of English Language - grammar and functions.
  • An understanding of studying and learning in Australia.
  • Language development for secondary school subjects.
  • Reading and note taking strategies and skills.
  • Essay writing skills.
  • Oral communication and listening skills.
  • Debating, discussion and oral presentations.
  • Study skills and research skills.
  • Computing for Academic Purposes

The course covers English for teenagers in Australia seeking the opportunity to study in an Australian high school.

Phoenix Academy offers a comprehensive placement service at both Non-Government and Government High Schools.

Non-Government School Placements
Non-Government schools are also known as Private, Independent, Catholic or Grammar schools offering:

  • A choice of co-education or single sex education.
  • A choice of day or boarding places.
  • Excellent education and sporting facilities.
  • Outstanding pastoral care and support.
  • Locations which are close to the city.
  • Wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Guardianship arrangements.

Government School Placements
Government schools offer:

  • Choice of schools throughout Perth.
  • Excellent education and sporting facilities.
  • Schools specialising in music, sports, art and more.
  • Guardianship arrangements.

Sample Timetable

High School Preparation Program
TimetableMonTuesWedThurFri
Speaking and Writing
8:45 am - 10:15 amLanguage of Compare & ContrastContinuous V simple tensesClauses of reason / contrast / purposeTurn taking & discussing viewpointsPlan an oral presentation
10:15 am15 minute break
Listening and Reading
10:30 am - 12:00 pmNote taking skillsComprehension Fact and OpinionReports - identifying purpose & audienceListening for important wordsListening to directions
12:00 pm45 minute break
Practice and Performance
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmRole playClass debateGroup discussion and feedbackGroup reportSport
1:45 pm15 minute break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmAustralian StudiesComputing for Academic PurposesCritical Thinking SkillsComputing for Academic Purposes

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