ASC International forms part of the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) and is responsible for the recruitment of international students to ASC Schools.
ASC International is committed to working with ASC Schools to provide a first-class Australian education that gives students the opportunity to share their cultures, values, and experiences.
Everything ASC International does is about ensuring that students have a positive experience and feel safe, welcomed and comfortable at all times.
The philosophy of caring for all students as individuals mean ASC International strive to cater to their unique needs and interests as they progress along the pathway to achieving their goals.
For more information on the opportunities offered by ASC International, please contact them directly www.ascinternational.wa.edu.au
Choose your own study adventure with ASC International
ASC International recognises that students and parents have different motivations for visiting Australia to study. As such, our programs cater to this and provide for different options for students. Please read the information below to learn some more about our programs.
St Georges Anglican Grammar School offers a unique point of difference from most other Anglican Schools as it offers International students the opportunity to complete their entire Australian Secondary Education journey at one single location.
ASC Language School
ASC International offers a language school where students can undertake academic English programs in order to prepare them for study in a mainstream secondary environment. Located here at St George's Anglican Grammar School in the Perth CBD, students can study in the language school for up to four terms before moving on to mainstream.
Preparation for Secondary Studies Program (PSS)
Course Code 078837K
The Preparation for Secondary Studies (PSS) Course is an English Language program specifically designed for students about to enter high school programs to help improve their English language proficiency. The course includes some subject content to ensure that students become familiar with the vocabulary and terminology needed to successfully study secondary school subjects. Students commence in the level best suited to their current language ability. They are required to pass PSS before starting their secondary course.
Students in our PSS program also partake in mainstream curriculum such as Science and Physical Education classes.
The PSS Program is offered at different levels depending on a student’s English proficiency and learning needs. All levels help students to revise basic grammar, comprehension, and vocabulary through practice in writing, speaking, reading and listening activities. They will use course notes from different subjects to learn and reinforce academic concepts and terminology that will be required for upper secondary studies. The higher levels of PSS will offer a mix of English intensive and academic teaching to help students transition smoothly into mainstream secondary classes.
Course Dates and Duration
PSS courses start on the first day of each of Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4. The number of Terms varies according to each student’s English Language proficiency and other learning needs.
Assessment and Certification
Students are assessed in writing, speaking, listening and reading tests. They receive a comprehensive report and Certificate of Study for each level successfully completed.
Once all levels have been successfully completed, students then graduate into the Secondary Graduate Program.
Secondary Graduate Program
In Western Australia, secondary school runs from Year 7 to 12.
The curriculum is run following the WA Certificate of Education (WACE) syllabus, with an additional offering of the WA Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP), which is delivered here at St Georges Anglican Grammar School and is the only private School in Australia who is accredited by the WA Universities for this program.
Additionally, at St George’s, our Year 10 and 11 students are fortunate to benefit from our extensive English Language support through our ability to offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) course for Year 10 students and English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EaL/D) course for our Year 11 and 12 WACE students. The EaL/D ATAR course is a course available to students who speak English as a Second Language or as an additional language or dialect, and whose use of Standard Australian English is restricted.
The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) ATAR course focuses on language learning and the explicit teaching of the structure, linguistic features and sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Standard Australian English (SAE). Through close study of language and meaning, students of English as an Additional Language or Dialect explore how learning in and through English language and literature influences their own and others’ personal, social and cultural identities and thought processes. They develop skills that enable them to use different registers of spoken and written SAE so they can communicate effectively in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes in order to become effective cross-cultural users of language and dialect. In the Western Australian context, the English as an Additional Language or Dialect ATAR course makes specific provision for the development of SAE by users of Aboriginal English (AE) in a bi-dialectal approach based on the growing understanding of Aboriginal English as a marker of identity and deep level cultural conceptualizations. Students are able to use their EaL/D result towards their ATAR score.
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