BAC stu­dents take the world by storm

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

BRICK­FIELDS Asia Col­lege’s (BAC) stu­dents have won Out­stand­ing Cam­bridge Learner Awards for Best Stu­dent in the World in Law and Busi­ness for the Cam­bridge ‘A’ Lev­els Ex­am­i­na­tions in 2013.

BAC is also the only Malaysian in­sti­tu­tion with the high­est num­ber of Top in the World Out­stand­ing Cam­bridge A2 Learner Awards this year.

Amanda Kong Hwei Zhen, a visu­ally im­paired stu­dent, stunned the world by win­ning the Best in the World Award for Law.

“The peo­ple at BAC are friendly and help­ful. My lec­tur­ers are very ac­com­mo­dat­ing and I can ask them any­thing at any­time,” she said.

The CIE ‘A’ Level is a per­fect preuniver­sity pro­gramme for stu­dents who have yet to de­cide on a spe­cific ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion path be­cause it keeps doors open to a broad range of pro­grammes.

Stu­dents in­ter­ested in fur­ther­ing their stud­ies in Law, Busi­ness, Me­dia, Fi­nance, Eco­nom­ics or Com­mu­ni­ca­tion among other ar­eas, can se­lect from the range of ‘A’ Level 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 over those on the stan­dard 18- or 24-month route.

Cou­pled with BAC’s 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 UK Law and Busi­ness de­grees.

Many stu­dents who be­gan with the BAC ‘A’ Level Ex­press Route have also gone on to achieve stellar per­for­mances in their un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies.

BAC ‘A’ Level stu­dents have also se­cured var­i­ous pres­ti­gious schol- ar­ships. An ex­am­ple is Kim­ber­ley Ong, who scored 3As in the A Lev­els and was named Best Stu­dent in Malaysia for June 2011 Univer­sity of Lon­don In­ter­me­di­ate Ex­am­i­na­tions.

She was awarded the King’s Col­lege Schol­ar­ship for her fi­nal two years of study in the UK.

The suc­cess of BAC’s stu­dents is at­trib­uted to its teach­ing fac­ulty, which con­sists of highly qual­i­fied lec­tur­ers with sig­nif­i­cant A-Level teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

This is com­ple­mented by the col­lege’s state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties that in­clude a com­pre­hen­sive li­brary and re­search cen­tre, com­puter labs, moot court, gym­na­sium, dance stu­dio and the Sky Gar­den Sports Cafe, which help to con­trib­ute to­wards a holis­tic ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence.

BAC also op­er­ates two com­fort­able yet rea­son­ably priced stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion cen­tres.

Re­cently, BAC launched the Brick­fields Busi­ness School, which is 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 to stu­dents, BAC has set up the Brick­fields Ed­u­ca­tion Fund. This fund awards Merit Schol­ar­ships and Fi­nan­cial Aid Schol­ar­ships to stu­dents based on aca­demic ex­cel­lence and fi­nan­cial need.

BAC has also col­lab­o­rated with sev­eral ed­u­ca­tion funds, such as the Star Ed­u­ca­tion Fund, to pro­vide more op­tions for stu­dents. Other fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance in­cludes zero-in­ter­est in­stal­ment pay­ment schemes, PTPTN loans and EPF with­drawals.

BAC’s Jan­uary 2014 in­take is un­der way and stu­dents who sign up will get a com­pli­men­tary Mi­crosoft Sur­face RT tablet (terms and con­di­tions ap­ply) worth RM1,099.

Stu­dents stand a chance to win a Lo­tus Elise, a Mini One or a trip to watch the FA Cup Fi­nals in Lon­don. They can also re­ceive free books and study ma­te­ri­als, work­shops on speed read­ing, study skills and mem­ory and gym mem­ber­ship worth RM7,000.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.bac.edu.my or call 03-2727 7507. Al­ter­na­tively, con­tact BAC’s coun­sel­lors via Face­book (/Brick­field­sAsi­aCol­lege. BAC) or Twit­ter (@BACCol­lege).

Visu­ally im­paired Amanda Kong Hwei Zhen stunned the world by win­ning the Best in the World Award for Law.

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