i‑Learner Education Centre

Voyage (Pre-DSE Distinction)

Course Description

Our Voyage courses have been especially designed for all S1-3 students to reach their maximum potential and excel at English language and literature.

Our Voyage courses include Pre-DSE Foundation, Pre-DSE Distinction and International Stream: Pre IB, Pre IGCSE, SSAT.

These carefully designed courses ensure that all students can build a strong foundation and consolidate essential skills, such as linguistic understanding, self-expression and critical thinking, before they move on to tackle more complex materials in preparation for international and local examinations, and boarding school admissions.

Core Skills

Voyage courses are comprised of a Core Skills programme and a series of Electives for specialisation. In the first term, students attend Core Skills classes which are focused on improving students’ critical thinking, communication skills and fundamental understanding of English. Students are exposed to a range of different texts and tasks, including unseen analysis, grammar review and presentation techniques. The materials are designed to address the common gaps that students show in their English skills at this stage and encourage them to expand their knowledge base.


In the second and third terms, students choose between three different specialisations: the International Stream, Pre-DSE Distinction or the Pre-DSE Foundation. Students work towards their individual targets and focus on the skills needed to excel in their chosen examinations.

Students in the Pre-DSE streams will focus more on directed writing, social issues, multimedia comprehension, grammar review and literary analysis in line with the requirements of Hong Kong examinations. We offer both Pre-DSE Distinction or the Pre-DSE Foundation to ensure students of all abilities and expectations can reach their goals.


For information on the other stream, visit the course page:

International Stream: Pre IB, Pre IGCSE, SSAT


By joining our Voyage courses, each and every child will ensure he or she achieve his or her full potential, meet international standards, and become confident young members of the English-speaking global community.

For more information, see pages 6-9 of our International Programmes brochure: