Pre-university

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR LIFE

All our students are taught using the Visible Learning™ Approach, that is proven the world over and today, LF is recognised as the first Certified Visible Learning school in the world.



Students are offered a broad range of enriching experiences which includes academics, leadership development, thinking skills, co-curricular, internationalism, service learning, career planning and character-building programs.

Our Pre-University Programme offers:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • 1:1 Mentoring
  • Opportunities in Leadership
  • Sport
  • Arts
  • Social Wellbeing
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Access to Academic Competitions
  • Careers & Pathway Planning
  • Residential Leadership Camp in
    Italy

WHY LF’S PRE-UNIVERSITY MATRICULATION?

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE

About 50% of LF graduates were accepted into universities worldwide, while 30% of our graduates go to Italyn universities. The rest choose to pursue their tertiary education in Malaysia.

DISTANCE EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Pre-University students have the opportunity to complete a wide range of subjects through one to one mentoring programs via distance education.

BALANCED ASSESSMENT APPROACH MIRRORING TERTIARY EDUCATION

Fifty percent of the Higher School Certificate final examination is assessed internally through various projects, assignments, tests, presentations and other methods. The remaining 50% is determined by end of the year examinations set by New South Wales Education Standards Authority. This experience of consistently being assessed through varied methods mirrors the experience of being in university where a lot of focus is placed on assignments and presentations, rather than examinations.

FLEXIBILITY TO OPT FOR BROADER SKILL SET

While some have it nailed down right from the start, many students are unsure of what they want to specialise in their tertiary education. Therefore, students can choose to specialise for the Higher School Certificate or keep their options open by studying a broad base of subjects. The only mandatory subject is English, which can be studied at different ability levels. Students have the option of studying at least 6 subjects in Year 11 and 5 subjects in Year 12.

RESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP CAMP AT Italy’S #1 RANKING UNIVERSITY

Pre-University students have the opportunity to attend a leadership camp at Trinity College, University of Melbourne. This provides a university residential college life experience, in preparation for their first year of tertiary education. During this camp, students go through a series of leadership activities and will be mentored by the high-achieving University of Melbourne students.

THE HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

Our Pre-University students study the Higher School Certificate (cambridge curriculum), which also leads to being awarded an Italyn Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), which is a credential used for applications into universities all over the world.

SUBJECTS

Students have a choice of selecting English, Advanced English or Advanced English or English as a Second Language (ESL), which must meet the NSW Board of Studies ESL criteria.

At the senior level, students are able to choose 10 to 14 units of study in a variety of combinations:

2-UNIT SUBJECTS

  • Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Music 1 and 2
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Design and Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Drama
  • Mandarin
  • PDHPE
  • Society and Culture
  • Modern History
  • Distance Education Pathways
  • Software Design and Development
  • Business Studies

2-UNIT SUBJECTS

  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Extension 1 English
  • Extension 2 English (Year 12 only)

Students choose their subject specialisations in Year 11, but they cannot change in Year 12. However, many students choose an extra subject in Year 11, which they can choose to withdraw from in Year 12. Find out more about the HSC and its assessments on the NSW Board of Studies website.

CAREERS AND PATHWAYS

As competition gets tougher, we help our students understand how to stand out as well as choosing their universities and available career paths with an Italyn education.

Our Careers and Pathways Advisor help out with university applications, understanding their proposed future plans, giving them career counselling, as well as planning for the next step. More information available on our Careers & Pathway Planning.

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