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English for High School (EHS)

The Aims of EHS
The aim of Metro College’s EHS program is to prepare students for the linguistic and social demands of an Australian high school. Students will be given the opportunity to understand their previous high school study from an English language perspective, as well as being introduced to the type and level of subject matter encountered in Australian high school syllabuses. In addition, a strong focus will also be placed on learner independence and decision-making. The course is designed to prepare students for the NSW Higher School Certificate syllabus (HSC - Years 11 & 12).


Pathways from EHS
METRO EHS >St James College  Year 10/11/12 *   >HSC Exam >  Australian University 


* Metro English College and St James College
An agreement between Metro English College and St James College (Senior High School) allows any student that has attained a 5.5 average in their EHS preparation program to enter St James college on an appropriate intake date without an entrance test (provided they meet the other St James entrance requirements).


Metro runs a High School Entrance Test prior to each High School intake. Pass marks vary depending on the intake date.


Length of the Course
Students can enrol in the EHS course every Monday. Course length ranges from 10 - 40 weeks full-time (20 hours face-to-face plus 5 hours supervised individual learning per week).


Teaching Methodology and Materials
EHS is taught using the communicative approach. Students are encouraged to be active participants in the classroom. The syllabus is based on a number of excellent high school EHS textbooks, including Cambridge English for Schools and Opportunities, with the use of supplementary materials sourced from a wide range of places, including other published teaching resources, newspapers and TV. The language laboratory and ESL internet sites also feature in the program. In addition, Subject Study Handbooks are issued to students to enhance English language learning across the curriculum.


In order to enrol in the EHS program, you must be of appropriate senior high school age (16 - 18 years old) and be literate in your native language. You will need to have done some previous high school study in their your country. This course is available to everyone, including student visa holders.


When you arrive at the College
To enrol in the EHS program, your parent or guardian has to sign your enrolment form if you are under the age of 18. You will also have to satisfy the College that you have a supervised accommodation arrangement. When you arrive at the College, you will be tested and placed into a class suitable for you English language proficiency.


EHS Camp
All Metro College EHS students and St James College Year 11 students go on an annual camp. Students stay for 3 days and nights and participate in a number of challenging and exciting activities such as: abseiling, bushwalking, archery and canoeing. The camp allows students to experience the Australian bush and to bond with other students and teachers in preparation for the HSC.


Parents and guardians of students enrolled in the English for High School program have their own parent/guardian ISIS password that allows them to access all of their student’s records, including a chart of the student’s attendance for every lesson of every day.

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