Gaining competitive advantage
AS a first step towards an undergraduate degree, Brickfields Asia College (BAC) offers the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) A-Level which is recognised in over 150 countries.
The CIE A-Level keeps doors open to a broad range of programmes.
Students can select from a range of subjects that BAC offers, which include Business Studies, Law, Economics, Accounting, English Literature and Mathematics.
The BAC A-Level Express Route programme is a specially-designed 11-month programme that gives BAC students an edge.
Coupled with its UK Transfer Degree Programme in Law or Business, students will be able to graduate up to two years ahead of their peers, making BAC the fastest and smartest way to over 70 British Law and Business degrees.
The A-Level programme at BAC offers more than just flexibility with the express and standard routes.
It serves as a solid foundation to tertiary studies.
As a testament to its quality, this year, two BAC students were awarded the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 2013.
Amanda Kong was awarded the Best Student in the World for Law while Lau Foong Yee was awarded the Best Student in the World for Business Studies.
Other top students include Kong Xin Qing, who scored 4A*s, while programme in only 11 months.
Among BAC’s top performers are those who began their pre-university education at the college.
These include Cambridge Brilliance Award winners, Soh Kit Inn, who was the Top Student in the World for Law, and Rachel Tey Mei Yee who was the Top Student in Malaysia for Business Studies in the Oct 2010 A-Level examinations. Many students who began with the BAC A-Level Express Route have also gone on to achieve stellar performances in their undergraduate studies.
Among these are Geraldine Kenel, who went on to read law and graduate from Aberystwyth University with a First Class LLB (Hons) in 2012 at the age of 20, and Tan Meng Yee who graduated from Cardiff University with a First Class LLB (Hons) in 2011 at 19.
BAC A-Levels students have also secured various prestigious scholarships.
Kimberley Ong, who scored 3A*s in Law, Business Studies and Economics, was subsequently named the Best Student in Malaysia for the June 2011 University of London Intermediate Examinations and awarded the King’s College Scholarship to complete her final two years in Britain.
In 2010, Kanimoli Balakrishnan received the Securities Commission Scholarship to read law at Warwick University and in 2011, Debra Nita secured the ASTRO Scholarship Award to read law at King’s College.
The success of BAC students is attributed to its teaching faculty which is complemented by state-ofthe-art facilities.
BAC also operates two luxurious but reasonably priced student accommodation centres – Mutiara Residency and BAC Residences.
Recently, BAC launched the Brickfields Business School housed in its new RM80mil campus in Petaling Jaya.
Among the courses offered are Business Management, Business Accounting, Finance and dual honours such as Business and Law, Business and Marketing and Business Accounting.
To make tertiary education more accessible, BAC has set up the Brickfields Education Fund that awards Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid Scholarships.
BAC has also collaborated with the Star Education Fund, Mapcu Education Fund and Sin Chew Education Fund.
Other forms of financial assistance include zero interest instalment payment schemes, PTPTN loans and EPF withdrawals.
BAC’s Jan 2014 intake is now underway and students who sign up will get a complimentary Microsoft Surface RT tablet (terms and conditions apply) worth RM1,099.
Students also stand a chance to win a Lotus Elise, a Mini One or a trip to watch the FA Cup Finals in London and much more.
For more details about BAC programmes and the scholarships available, call 03-2727 7494 or visit www.bac.edu.my
Alternatively, contact BAC counsellors via its Facebook page (/ BrickfieldsAsiaCollege.BAC) or Twitter (@ BACCollege).
As testament to its quality, Kong was awarded the Best Student in the World for Law while Lau was awarded the Best Student in the World for Business Studies.