High School Preparation is for students aged between 14 and 18 years who wish to prepare to enter an Australian secondary school.
There are four course levels
- Level 1 - for students entering at Elementary Level
- Level 2 - for students entering at Pre-Intermediate Level
- Level 3 - for students entering at Intermediate Level
- Level 4 - for students entering at Upper Intermediate Level
High School Preparation aims to improve students’ English language level and subject-specific content knowledge by integrating language studies with main school subject area content, academic skills and cultural information.
The program is designed to provide a framework for a total learning experience for students by assisting them to participate effectively in subject area classes, in the high school environment and also in the wider community.
Upon successful completion of High School Preparation, students will have achieved the English language proficiency level to enter an Australian high school.
Most students require a minimum 20 weeks (10-week modules) depending on the student’s current level of English and the level required for high school entry at the chosen school.
Individual Independent schools have their own entry criteria and some schools require students to sit an internal test or provide results from a proficiency test such as IELTS. This will be at the student’s own cost.
What are the fees?
2017 and 2018 enrolment
- AU$225 one-off enrolment fee, plus
- AU$470 per week tuition fees
- proficiency test prior to entering high school (if required)
- uniform (white button-up shirt, long black pants or black skirt, red pullover or jumper)
- weekly sports or activities costs
Course texts are loaned to students free of charge provided they are returned in good condition.
|GELI High School Preparation||English language proficiency requirement|
|Level 1||IELTS overall score 4.0 (no subscore below 3.5)|
|Level 2||IELTS overall score 4.5 (no subscore below 4.0)|
|Level 3||IELTS overall score 5.0 (no subscore below 4.5)|
|Level 4||IELTS overall score 5.5 (no subscore below 5.0)|
Visit our key dates page for information on orientation and program start dates.
High School Preparation
English class: 25 hours per weeks
5 hours per week
CRICOS code 079770E
When I arrived in Australia I could barely speak English and now thanks to GELI I am starting High School in a few weeks. At GELI I am not only learning English but also topics like Mathematics, Science and Assignament Writting which will be very useful for my studies.
I live with a Homestay family who have been really welcoming and kind by taking care of me and treating me like a part of their family. My host mother is often cooking Chinese dishes for me, which really helps me with homesickness. I am very excited to start High School soon and make many new friends.
Jeffrey Hao Yuan Ji, China