The High Achievers Preparation Program

The University of Sydney - ISC, Australia Ranked #1 in Australia

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 18,912

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  • 18 Weeks
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Pathway Programme

The High Achievers Preparation Program (HAPP) is specifically designed for high achieving students who have excellent academic results and English skills. If you just missed out on direct entry to the University of Sydney, this program will help you fast-track into the first year of a bachelor degree at the university within 5 months. Our dedicated mentoring program will keep you on track for success.

The program was created through the combined educational expertise of both the University of Sydney and Taylors College Sydney.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

High Achievers Preparation Program

As a guide, applicants for the High Achievers Preparation Program must have achieved excellent grades in English and relevant academic subjects. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate.

COVID-19 English language requirements

Minimum English language entry requirements are as follows:

Test Qualifications
IELTS IndicatorIELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 6.5
IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0
IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.5
TOEFL iBT Special Home EditionAn overall score of 73 with a writing score of no less than 16 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 6.5
An overall score of 85 with a writing score of no less than 19 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0
An overall score of 96 with a writing score of no less than 22 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.5
DuolingoAn overall score of 95 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 6.5
An overall score of 105 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0
An overall score of 115 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.5

English language entry requirements

Test Qualifications
IELTS Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 6.5  
 IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0 
 IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.5

(IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required for those wishing to enter the Business School)

Students are expected to test at the above scores at orientation.

The program is a maximum of 20 weeks over 2 terms that prepares you for your chosen degree at the University of Sydney. You will study a regular pattern of 4 subjects, each subject for five hours a week, a total of 20 hours of class time per week.

Mode of study: Full time, on campus.

Compulsory online and/or work-based training: Compulsory online tutorial on Academic Integrity and CareerAhead program.

Placements, other community-based learning, collaborative research training arrangements: Not applicable.

Award: Course Completion Certificate indicating competent or not competent in each of the 4 subjects studied.

Assessment methods: Oral presentations (individual & group), research projects on real-world situations, science practicums, essays, communicating mathematically to solve problems - no formal examination blocks.

Advanced Mathematics

The Advanced Mathematics course is designed for students with an interest in mathematics who have shown that they possess aptitude for the subject. It provides students with the background and skills necessary for university study requiring a significant level of mathematics.  Application of mathematics to real-world problems and the ability to communicate mathematical ideas is emphasised throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Year 12 Mathematics or equivalent.

Topics:

- Probability; Permutations and Combinations
- Statistics
- Differential and Integral Calculus
- Applications of Calculus to Economics
- Financial Mathematics
- Applications of Calculus to the Physical World
Assessment: Competency Based.

English

This subject is compulsory in the course. It provides training in the English Language. The subject aims to enhance speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in English. Through a selection of topic areas-Group Structures in Society, The Family, Culture, Global Issues, Gender and The Media- students will achieve confidence in academic text analysis.

Assessment: Competency Based. 

Australian History
This course investigates the major economic, social and political issues that dominate Australian History between the immediate post World War II period and today. During this time Australia has developed from a largely agricultural and manufacturing society to a multi-cultural and highly urbanised country with political and social links to Asia becoming increasingly significant. During this period Australian rights and freedoms have been critical issues that have shaped the national outlook and sense of what it means to be an Australian in the 21st Century.  By taking this course you will learn the skills of the historian by investigating primary materials and drawing conclusions about the relevant changes to Australian society.

Assessment: Competency Based

Sociology

This course investigates the contemporary social and cultural world.  The course will explore the interactions between persons, culture, society and the environment across time with the view of explaining why some issues stay the same and why some change in the modern world. This course draws upon cross-disciplinary concepts and social research methodologies from anthropology, communication, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology.  By taking this course you will learn to conduct social research and to analyse your findings about the modern world.

Assessment: Competency Based

Science Practicum

Science Practicum assists in the development of language skills necessary for tertiary study. It also aids the development of the research, analysis and laboratory skills necessary for undergraduate study in biology, chemistry and physics.  Science Practicum assists in the development of language skills necessary for tertiary study. It also aids the development of the research, analysis and laboratory skills necessary for undergraduate study in biology, chemistry and physics. 

Topics include: 
- Microscope skills
- Ecological field study
- Debate about evolution
- Independent Research

Chemistry Skills:

- Cation and anion identification (video making)
- Volumetric analysis
- Experimental design
- Equilibrium (modelling the industrial tender process)

Physics Skills:

- Waves and Light
- Medical Physics
- Preparing a Report
- Presenting a Seminar

Prerequisite: NIL

Assessment:  Competency Based

Uni Prep

This subject is compulsory in the course. It aims to investigate and consolidate academic skills in Research, Communication, Work Submission and Examination Techniques. The course is module-based and the skills achieved are meant to be used across all other units of study in the course.

Assessment: Competency Based.

Total Course Fees: $25,000 (Total fees are payable to commencement)

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