College to compete and grow
KYUEM students regularly gain admission to leading universities throughout the world. Along with the highest level of academic achievement, they are encouraged to develop the “soft” skills that employers now expect.
They are taught to take responsibility for their own actions, and also given opportunities to lead.
“We are one of the few colleges in the region to be granted the Cambridge International Fellowship status,” says headmaster Dr Paul Rogers.
The college boasts an enviable record of A- Levels success.
In 2015, 90% of students obtained A- Levels grades A*- B; 75% were A* or A; 61% gained at least three A grades at CIE A- Levels. Twelve students gained either “Best in the World” or “Best in Malaysia” awards from the Cambridge International Examinations’ Board.
Eight students this year have received conditional offers from University of Cambridge, one from Oxford and another offer from MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Each year around 80% of KYUEM students gain entry into top- ranked universities in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.
These outcomes have become common place at KYUEM since it was established in 1998. How is this level of success attained consistently?
KYUEM students are special. They are selected not only on grounds of academic ability, but also because they have displayed qualities of commitment to and success in a range of other activities.
KYUEM employs both local and expatriate teachers. They are all very well qualified, many having first- class honours degrees, master’s degrees and doctorates. They are convinced of the value of their work. They all share in common a desire that their students should succeed.
“Our selection of experienced teachers both local and international ensures worldleading academic performances from our scholars,” says KYUEM chief executive officer Datin Nor Rubaiha Mohamed Nor.
KYUEM students work hard. Their days are full. Assessment of their progress is both rigorous and regular. They are often given encouragement and praises. If a student faces difficulties, causes are sought and appropriate remedies applied.
They receive excellent advice on how to work effectively and how to revise. They also receive guidance on university applications. Competition for places at the world’s leading universities is more intense than it has ever been. Admissions’ requirements are higher than they have ever been. KYUEM students are well placed to meet these demands through the well- informed university placement counselling they receive.
The college provides its students with a broad range of extra- curricular opportunities in sports, drama, debating and various activities, both cerebral and cultural.
The fully residential and co- educational college is located about 70km north of Kuala Lumpur in Lembah Beringin. It’s situated in a beautiful valley and offers an environment that is conducive for academic and pre- university life.
Security is important at any residential school, and the KYUEM campus is patrolled by a team of security guards 24/ 7. The campus is also served by a state- of- the art CCTV system, consisting of more than 80 cameras covering every part of the site.
In addition to well- equipped and computer- enabled classrooms, the college has 10 science labs, three IT labs and a superb Resource Centre.
The college is also proud of its Olympic- size swimming pool, dedicated sports hall, squash courts, outdoor courts and a large, well- kept sports field for football and rugby.
The Great Hall, which is used for major events such as examinations and performances, is well equipped with full sound and lighting facilities and there is a large, purpose- built mosque on the campus for Muslim students and staff.
Student accommodation consists of four- bedroomed villas, two- bed chalets and a separate apartment block each with hot and cold water and air conditioning.
Three meals a day are provided at the college dining hall, while further choices of food and beverages are available at a subsidised cafeteria on site. There is a purpose- built medical centre on campus, manned by three fully qualified nurses.
Talented students with excellent academic records and outstanding co- curricular backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the July 2016 intake. Applications should be sent by April 25, 2016.
The KYUEM Open Day will be held on April 16 between 10.15am and 2pm at its campus in Lembah Beringin. For more information, contact Nona Julia or Norazlan at 03- 6460 1234 or visit www. kyuem. edu. my.
The student council’s executive meet with the college’s headmaster every week to discuss issues from food to religion.