A tra­di­tion of qual­ity learn­ing

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

cARDIFF Sixth Form Col­lege (CSFC) is ranked the No.1 in­de­pen­dent school in the United King­dom based on A-Level re­sults cited by The Times and The Daily Tele­graph and have held the top po­si­tion for in­de­pen­dent schools and co-ed­u­ca­tional schools for the past four years.

CSFC has a his­tory of en­sur­ing its stu­dents ex­cel aca­dem­i­cally and re­ceive a holis­tic ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence. CSFC also en­cour­ages and sup­ports stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in leading com­pe­ti­tions.

Physics Olympiad

Cardiff Sixth Form stu­dents re­cently took part in the first round of the 2013 Physics Olympiad. The Bri­tish Physics Olympiad is ex­am­i­na­tion-based. It chal­lenges and re­wards the best physi­cists in Bri­tish schools and is used to se­lect the UK Physics Team for com­pet­ing at an in­ter­na­tional level.

The col­lege re­ceived two Gold awards, three Sil­ver awards, five Bronze awards and 13 com­men­da­tions. Of the two Gold awards, CSFC stu­dent Theer­a­pat Muang­poem of Thai­land was placed in the Top 50 stu­dents in the UK and will go on to par­tic­i­pate in round two.

Math­e­mat­ics Se­nior Team Chal­lenge

The Se­nior Team Maths Chal­lenge is jointly or­gan­ised by the United King­dom Math­e­matic Trust and the Fur­ther Maths Sup­port Pro­gramme. CSFC was in­vited to en­ter a team of stu­dents for the Re­gional Fi­nal and 26 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated.

The team ex­celled in the first two rounds and made it through to the third round where they com­peted in the Se­nior Kan­ga­roo. Seven stu­dents came within the top 25% and re­ceived awards of Merit.

Mico Chai, who is cur­rently study­ing Math­e­mat­ics at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics, achieved the high­est Math­e­mat­ics scores in the coun­try with 600/600 UMS points.

Bi­ol­ogy Olympiad

CSFC stu­dents re­cently took part in the first round of the Bi­ol­ogy Olympiad where they com­peted against other schools across the UK for en­try to the sec­ond round.

Out­stand­ing re­sults were achieved with eight stu­dents achiev­ing the top award of Gold, of which five will go on to com­pete in round two.

The Bri­tish Bi­ol­ogy Olympiad chal­lenges and stim­u­lates stu­dents with an in­ter­est in Bi­ol­ogy to ex­pand and ex­tend their tal­ents.

It also pro­vides a means of se­lect­ing a team to rep­re­sent the UK at the In­ter­na­tional Bi­ol­ogy Olympiad, which sees 60 coun­tries tak­ing part.

Mag­da­lene Ting re­ceived the Gold Award in the Bi­ol­ogy Olympiad in 2013 and achieved the high­est marks in the WJEC Bi­ol­ogy and Chem­istry ex­am­i­na­tions. Her Cam­bridge-mate and for­mer CSFC stu­dent Mar­cus Sim re­in­forces the col­lege’s com­mit­ment to en­abling its stu­dents to in­spire, reach and achieve.

Mar­cus is cur­rently study­ing Medicine at Cam­bridge. He is an ex­em­plary stu­dent, achiev­ing the Nuffield Bur­sary and an award for Best Stu­dent at the an­nual CFSC Cul­tural event.

The col­lege ex­celled in other sub­jects too. For the sec­ond year run­ning, Cardiff Sixth Form stu­dents have been recog­nised for ob­tain- ing the high­est A-Level re­sults in Math­e­mat­ics, Chem­istry and Eco­nom­ics.

Cur­rent CSFC stu­dent James Liew achieved 600/600 in Math­e­mat­ics. James is cur­rently in his A2 year and has ap­plied to study En­gi­neer­ing at Cam­bridge Univer­sity.

This year marks the 10th An­niver­sary of Cardiff Sixth Form Col­lege. It started in cel­e­bra­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing three top awards from Ed­u­ca­tion Ad­vi­sors UK.

CSFC boasts three ti­tles – Top Pri­vate School in UK by A-Level Re­sults for 2013, Top Pri­vate Co­Ed­u­ca­tional Board­ing School by A-Level Re­sults for 2013 and Top Pri­vate Sixth Form Col­lege by A-Level Re­sults for 2013.

The year also started in cel­e­bra­tion with 17 stu­dents so far re­ceiv­ing of­fers to Ox­ford and Cam­bridge and many other stu­dents re­ceiv­ing of­fers to other top uni­ver­si­ties in the UK.

CSFC has come so far since it opened its doors to its first stu­dent in 2004. The col­lege now boasts over 300 stu­dents from 32 dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties.

It is of­fer­ing full schol­ar­ship on tu­ition, equiv­a­lent to £24,000 (RM113,500) over six terms and £20,000 (RM94,600) over five terms to high achiev­ers sign­ing up for the A-Lev­els in ei­ther the Septem­ber 2014 or Jan­uary 2015 in­takes.

For de­tails, look out for CSFC’s advertisement in this StarSpe­cial.

Cardiff Sixth Form Col­lege has come so far since it opened its doors to its first stu­dent in 2004.

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