High School Preparation Course

High School Preparation (HSP) for STEM Subjects
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

Looking for a quality High School Preparation (HSP) for STEM  in Australia?

In response to the increasing focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Australian High Schools, and world wide  AICOL has introduced  its High School Preparation (HSP) for STEM  course which will also include learning the basics of Coding.

The coding will be conducted over four hours a week Monday to Thursday for the duration of a ten week course  and will provide students with skills including:

  • Computational  thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Logical thinking

At the conclusion of the Coding program students will understand how computer programs work and will be able to use basic coding language to develop their own apps and games.

Some good reasons to choose AICOL English school.:

  • Fantastic location in a natural  environment – Gold Coast of Australia
  • Safe and friendly area
  • Interesting and varied learning materials
  • HSP timetable aligns with Queensland Education school terms:
Course Dates Length
 1 Monday 21 January – Friday 29 March 10 weeks
 2 Monday 15 April – Friday 28 June 11 weeks
3 Monday 15 July – Friday 20 September 10 weeks
 4 Tuesday 8 October – Friday 13 December 10 weeks
  • 20 hours core class-time learning, plus library time and sports time
  • Plus  4 hours Coding sessions 14:30 to 15:30 Monday to Thursday
  • Introduces student to the Australian culture
  • Tests and reports every 2 weeks
  • Homework
  • Pre-Intermediate English level required
  • Option to join Young Learner or General English class while waiting for HSP course commencement
  • Suitable for age 12-16 year – primary school preparation also available
  • Tuition refunded if you start your course early at the local school
  • Quality AICOL homestay accommodation service with our own Coordinator
  • AICOL offers a High School Placement service to both private and public schools
  • Guardianship provided at nominal cost – conditions apply

High School Preparation Course – CRICOS No. 022332A – NEAS Accredited

A course to teach young students the English they need to settle comfortably and effectively into an Australian High School.

Our Director of Studies is available to assist students and parents decide which high school is best for their future study purposes.  She will also assist with the high school placement if requested.

High School Preparation students at AICOL Gold Coast English language school

High School and Primary School learning English activity

  • The AICOL High School Preparation course is recognised by the majority of high schools in Gold Coast City as a most effective course of its type, designed to provide students with the English language and study skills necessary to succeed in an Australian high school – private school or public school. The HSP course has recently updated to place emphasis on English for  STEM subjects and coding has been added.  Students learn the English vocabulary and conversation proficiency to the appropriate level they need to study in high school in Australia- English across the high school curriculum.

    The high school preparation course provides a good knowledge of general English and the study skills needed to achieve academic success at high school. Maximum class size of 15

  • Assessment High School Preparation assessment structure prepares the HSP student with the study skills they need to achieve academic success and assessment tasks include oral presentations, comprehension, research, essays and reports.
    Weekly Program Schedule

    Please feel free to request a copy of the High School Preparation (HSP) Course timetable.  Contact us.

    Course Content English across the high school curriculum:  science,  technology, engineering, maths, social sciences, history, geography, health and physical education.


  • Do you want to know more about high school preparation at AICOL Gold Coast English Language School in Australia? How to prepare for entry to a high school in Gold Coast Queensland? How long must you study English before entering high school? What level of English do you need to learn to enter a primary school? When should you enrol in an elementary school, or primary school, or a high school at the Gold Coast? What level of English language do you need to learn before entry to a State school or private school? Which Gold Coast high schools can you enter? Which is the best Gold Coast English language school for studying a high school preparation course? We are happy to provide you with all the information you need – just contact us.

Australian Education Assessment Service (AEAS)

  • The AEAS assessment includes English language proficiency, general ability and mathematical reasoning and takes students approximately 3 hours to complete under supervision.  AICOL prepares students for AEAS tests. The AEAS Report provides an accurate assessment of the student’s English language proficiency and the number of weeks intensive English language program that should be undertaken by the student before he or she enters the Australian classroom. Analysis can be made as to the student’s capability to manage with the year he or she intends to enter and the areas the student may need support with.