ISWA offers Australian Advanced Level forthe First Time in Sri Lanka

International School of Western Australia (ISWA) an extension of International Institute of Health
Sciences (IIHS), is Sri Lanka’s first-ever Institute to offer the Australian Advanced Level programme. ISWA
gears students to not only obtain an Australian secondary educational qualification but also grooms
them for their Australian journey.
Established with the vision of being a positive and creative learning community that embraces its history
and prepares students for life, International School of Western Australia (ISWA) is a strategic business
unit of IIHS that is founded on the core values of Respect, Effort, Service, Positivity, Excellence, Creativity
and Teamwork.
At ISWA, students are prepared for their life in Australia through an exclusive Australian Cultural
Orientation online course which is conducted free of cost upon the completion of registration. The
course aims to orient them to the Australian culture in terms of living, studying and working. The
students are prepped and educated to become global citizens, geared to face the global challenges of
the 21 st century with the necessary skill sets and knowledge.
ISWA offers the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) which is a two-year program
covering Year 11 and 12 where students sit for the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
examination at the end of Year 12. The base curriculum module includes English as an Additional Dialect
or Language (EALD), exempting students from IELTS when they apply for their tertiary education which
is an added advantage in terms of time and cost.
“Sri Lankan youth have the courage and capability to achieve anything. It’s a matter of giving them the
right opportunity and at IIHS we are constantly striving to provide them with such suitable opportunities
that will give them access to higher education in the international sphere. Majority of the students
prefer going to Australia for higher education and our programme aims to help them acclimatize and be
comfortable with the Australian system, “ stated Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe.
The parent organisation IIHS recently appointed longstanding international education industry figure,
Australian, Mr. Carl Jones to its board. “Starting an international school is no light undertaking. But,
ISWA is led by a team of very experienced educators who have steered IIHS to the forefront of higher education in Sri Lanka, largely through longstanding connections with international curriculum. The
management team is complimented by a host of best-of-breed secondary school educators, including
Australian staff, stated Mr. Jones.
A solid foundation is provided through an intensive foundation programme for 3 months preparing
students for the WACE as well as the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) which is a
mandatory assessment that determines the awarding of the WACE qualification. Successful completion
of the WACE along with the achieved ATAR score, will open doors for students granting them access to
scholarships awarded by the Western Australian government.
Admissions are now open for the September 2021 intake with the foundation programme commencing
in September 2021 and the WACE commencing in January 2022. Students who have successfully
completed London O/Ls or Local O/Ls (English medium) with minimum B grade for the required subjects
including English and Mathematics are eligible to apply for the course.

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