High School Preparation - STEM

High School Preparation-STEM

High School Preparation – STEM

AICOL Gold Coast English School is pleased to announce its newly revised English for High School Preparation Course.  AICOL has offered its accredited High School Preparation for over 20 years.  This year we have totally revised the course to make it more relevant to modern English study.  AICOL is offering 4 x 10 week courses during 2018, commencing on 22 January.  These course dates match the Queensland school term dates.  The High School Preparation – STEM program will prepare students for entry to Australian high schools.

STEM Subjects

A core element of the revised English for High School Preparation Course is the focus on STEM subjects.  The course concentrates on English for the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Local high schools are increasingly demanding English language skills in these areas.  Of course the traditional elements of English language learning, including grammar, are still taught.

Coding Skills

Students of AICOL’s English for High School Preparation course will also have regular weekly classes on computer coding.  This is a universal language in great demand in schools.  Learning English for coding prepares students for the future.

Local High School Pathways

AICOL has long relationships with many of the best high schools on the Gold Coast.  AICOL can introduce students to local schools, and arrange interview appointments.   Each school is different and has different entry requirements.  However all will usually require interviews and have their own entry tests.


It is important that students studying English for High School Preparation live with an Australian family.  This introduces the Australian society and way of life.  It also helps the student to use their English language in its natural environment.  AICOL’s homestay network and homestay placement service can provide this very important service.  AICOL can also provide guardianship.