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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
42 australia: the education destination All school students are taught the value of cultural and linguistic diversity. Some schools offer dedicated bilingual programs where students are taught some regular classes in a foreign language. In addition to the standard subjects, secondary school students study specialised subjects, which vary from school to school. They might include: sciences, history, geography, languages, music, law, psychology, computing, graphic design, aviation, drama and many others. Students can structure their study to achieve their academic aims at the tertiary level. Many students use senior secondary study to gain university entry qualifications. Around nine out of every 10 Australian secondary schools also offer vocational education programs in addition to the standard school curriculum. prepAring students For university Students finish school in Year 12 with a Senior Secondary certificate of Education, which is awarded on successful completion of the final year of study. The certificate is made up of both assessment tasks and exams, usually undertaken over the last two years of school. The Senior Secondary certificate of Education is recognised by all Australian universities and vocational education and training institutions, as well as many international universities. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is becoming more popular with students in Australia. Many students take the IB diploma for admission to leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region. There are 24 schools in Australia now offering the IB diploma. Australian schools have developed strong links with local universities and vocational institutes. Each school takes great care to prepare its students for the intellectual and emotional demands of further education, and takes pride in the number of students graduating into university. Studying in an Australian school opens the door to future success. QuAlity oF teAching All teachers must be properly qualified to teach in Australian schools. Teachers may specialise in particular age groups – such as early childhood, primary or secondary. They may also specialise in discipline areas or subjects, like mathematics, science, sport, multimedia, languages and art. Australia’s teaching education is world-class and its universities produce excellent teachers. Teacher quality and the strength of school leadership are recognised as the greatest school-based determinants of educational success. Quality teaching has a measurable impact on student outcomes. internAtionAl best prActice Australian schools have long been acknowledged as world leaders in the fields of curriculum development, academic progress, the use of information technology in the learning environment, and outdoor education as part of the child’s development. The increasing popularity of Australian schools with international students is due to this excellent reputation, along with the dedicated pastoral care and safe environment. Quality assurance in schools is undertaken in a number of ways, including through the Australian Qualifications Framework and the Education Services for Overseas Students Act. Schools undergo rigorous quality checks to ensure teachers, teaching materials, curricula and facilities are of the highest standard. Australian schools benchmark all subjects, teaching practices and resources, including technology, against international best practice. This ensures students are prepared for future study anywhere in the world. • Australian schools have an emphasis on academic excellence, combined with co-curricular activities such as sports and arts. ‘ ’ strong academic programs in a caring community ivanhoe grammar school provides international students with strong academic programs in a secure, nurturing environment. Ivanhoe Grammar School The Ridgeway Campus Co-educational ELC – Year 12 The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe academic excellence Ivanhoe takes you places With close to 100 years of educational experience, Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne has a long established history of student success. International students have the choice of studying the VCE or International Baccalaureate in modern facilities with a high standard of pastoral care. Our students come to Ivanhoe with a bright future in mind. To find out how Ivanhoe can take you places, call 613 9490 3425, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at ivanhoe.com.au îs.23500 Ivanhoe Grammar School is a large multi-campus co- educational Anglican school, north east of the central business district of Melbourne. The Ridgeway Campus, where our international students are enrolled, is in park-like surroundings in suburban Ivanhoe, just 12 kilometres from the heart of Melbourne. The School was founded in 1915 and enrolled its first international students (from Malaysia and Indonesia) in 1941. Since the inception of the current arrangements in the mid-1980s, its programs for international students have gone from strength to strength, and the School is recognised as an experienced and high quality provider. Most of our international students enrol at mid- secondary levels and initially spend time in our NEAS-accredited ELICOS (Intensive English) Program, in our International Centre. Here, the classes are small and students begin to adjust to their new learning environment. Mainstream staff also teach in the ELICOS Program, introducing students to the content and language of other subjects. Students can choose either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). The School is justifiably proud of the academic results of its students and, in particular, of its international students. We have strong links with the best Australian universities, and almost all of our students proceed to tertiary studies. The Dean of International Students is responsible for the welfare of the students, and the School prides itself on providing a secure, nurturing environment in which students feel free to strive for their personal best. Most students live with homestay hosts, which must be approved by the School. All students, irrespective of age, are required to have a guardian for the duration of their enrolment. Enrol at Ivanhoe Grammar School and enjoy: • great facilities • a caring community • fantastic academic programs • broad co-curricular offerings. Ivanhoe takes you places! ■ Find out more Web: www.ivanhoe.com.au email: email@example.com above: New international students are given support in adjusting to their new learning environment and enjoy the friendly, caring community. ‘Ivanhoe has strong links with the best Australian universities, and almost all students proceed to tertiary studies.’
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