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Curriculum

SUBJECTS

The subjects available to our international students depends on the program in which they have enrolled.

Graduate Program and Study Abroad students, please click this link to see our Course Handbook >

INTENSIVE ENGLISH CLASS (ISEC)

Hamilton Secondary College offers students with limited English communication skills the opportunity to complete one semester of an Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC) before commencing mainstream studies.

The ISEC curriculum develops students’ general reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English. In addition to this, students take part in classes focusing on the specialist language skills required in Mathematics, Australian Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Health, Physical Education, and the Arts. This gives every student a solid foundation to progress to mainstream classes.

We want your learning to be rigorous and challenging, but also fun. That’s why we include special excursions and a camp in our program. A highlight of the ISEC program is the to Kangaroo Island trip.

For further information about how to enroll at Hamilton Secondary College, please visit International Education Services at www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au. You need to express a preference for Hamilton Secondary College to secure your place with us.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The High School Graduate Program is suitable for international students who wish to study in Australia for longer than a year.  Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of options at the College. They can choose to initially enter a one semester Intensive English Course (ISEC) or immediately enroll in mainstream classes with local Australian students.

By completing the Graduate Program, students have the opportunity to complete their secondary studies through the South Australian Certificate of Education and therefore may be eligible to gain entry into a wide range of Australian Universities.

Graduate Students enrolled at Hamilton Secondary College are supported by a comprehensive support program to help them achieve academic success.

For further information about how to enroll at Hamilton Secondary College, please visit International Education Services at www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au and express a preference for Hamilton Secondary College to secure your place with us.


“Hamilton has good and kind teachers.  They are all passionate and they like to help us.” Sooyeon Hong (High School Graduate Program – Year 12)

STUDY ABROAD

The Study Abroad Program (SAP) is a fee-paying program for students wishing to experience Australian culture and improve their conversational and academic English skills.  Study Abroad students live in government approved homestays for periods ranging from one, three, six or up to twelve month stays.

Students can choose from a range of academic programs suitable to their interests and needs.

For further information about how to visit Hamilton Secondary College, please visit International Education Services at www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au and express a preference for Hamilton Secondary College to secure your place with us.


“I selected Hamilton Secondary College because Hamilton welcomes International Students with open arms.”  – Ririka Sugiyama (Study Abroad – yr 10)

 

STUDY TOURS

Each year Hamilton Secondary College is fortunate to host study tours from Japan, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.  This is an exciting cultural experience for both the visiting international students as well as students at Hamilton Secondary College who take part in a buddy program together.

Our visiting Study Tour groups are immersed in a cultural program with specialist English classes and fun activities including Australian Sport, Australian Food, Indigenous Art, Bush Dancing, Folk Songs, and Photography.  In addition, they participate in cultural excursions and experiences to help them gain a taste of life in South Australia. It’s a great experience!

If you are interested in visiting Hamilton Secondary College as a Study Tour Group, please visit International Education Services at www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au.