Fast Track Course - Mill Hill Schools

Fast Track Course

The intensive Fast Track course is ideally suited to students who require an English Language Foundation programme which will prepare them for our one-year GCSE course.

Equally, the course is ideal for those who plan to return to their own country with an enhanced level of spoken and written English after a minimum of one term. The main focus of the course is to improve the students’ level of English so that they are ready to study in an academic context.

The aim of the course is to ensure students make rapid progress in their level of English. They are given specialist support from suitably qualified and experienced EAL teachers and progress is closely monitored through weekly tests.

In addition to English, students study Mathematics, IT and the Creative Arts and are fully integrated into the sports and co-curricular programme.

Key facts about the course:

  • One year with the possibility of a one term course
  • Co-educational day, weekly and full boarding available
  • 33 lessons per week: English – 18, Maths – 5, Music and Art – 2, PSHE, IT and PE – 1, Games – 3
  • 10 miles from central London in 120 acres of grounds
  • Students benefit from the same co-curricular programme as all Mill Hill School students
  • Small class sizes providing individual attention and support

Course Description:

Reading
Reading comprehension – reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose, essay writing, note-taking, summary writing, reading comprehension.

Speaking
Sustaining a dialogue in informal settings, such as home, family, studies and interest; giving oral presentations in an educational context; discussing ideas and giving opinions about factual and more abstract ideas and issues.

Writing
Note-taking, summary writing, explaining data, describing events, essay writing, presenting arguments and responding to points of view.

Listening
Understanding everyday social context, following formal presentations such as in an educational context; understanding gist and detailed factual information, including the ability to infer attitudes and opinions.

Study skills
Vocabulary building with specific reference to the academic context.

Other subjects studied
Mathematics, Music, Art, Personal, Social and Health Education and Physical Education.

Course outcomes
Throughout the course students are given weekly assessments to track their progress and will take the IELTS test as their final examination