Gain­ing com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR EDUCATION FAIR 2013 -

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

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.

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