Intensive English School (IES)
State High School is an Intensive English School (IES) catering for up to 400
students at a time who come from English as an Additional Language or Dialect
(EAL/D) backgrounds. Over 70% of these students come from Refugee backgrounds
and for many this is the first time they have had the opportunity to
participate in a school and learn English. We also have a large group of Mature
Age Students (MAS) most of whom are aged between 18 and 25 years.
The Intensive English School (IES) aims to:
transitional support through meaningful, case managed, personalised pathways
that meet the individual needs of students and enable successful transition
into further study, training or work.
IES Junior school
Junior IES students will study
English language learning through subjects aligned to the Australian
Curriculum. Subjects studied include: English, Mathematics, Science,
Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Information Technology, The Arts,
Industrial Design and Technology and Home Economics.
will be enrolled in age appropriate year levels and will have the opportunity
to transition into EAL and mainstream classes after one year if on arrival they
are below a Band scale 3 in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students
above a Band scale 3 will have the opportunity to move straight into an EAL
class. Students who transition into Year 10 mainstream will have the
opportunity to engage with Personalised Pathways in Years 11 and 12.
Woodridge High School IES at Year 10 will have the opportunity to prepare for
Year 11 and 12 across a 2 year period. Students will need to achieve at least a
Band scale 3 by the end of Semester 1 in their second year of study in IES.
Students moving into Senior Personalised Pathways will also need to refer to
the 2020 Senior Subjects Handbook for specific QCE and course information.
Students are offered a maximum of four years of education to enable them to
successfully complete Year 12 with a QCE.
Students who do not achieve a Band scale 3 by the end
of Semester 1 in their second year of study will be supported during Semester 2
to transition to other language service providers, further study or work.