Out­stand­ing A- Lev­els re­sults

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION GUIDE -

THE July 2014 co­hort of stu­dents at Kolej Yayasan UEM ( KYUEM) ob­tained ex­cep­tional re­sults at Cam­bridge A- Level.

Ninety per cent of grades achieved were at A*- B while 71% of grades gained were at A* or A. Twenty- five per cent of stu­dents se­cured at least four A grades at A- Lev­els and 57% of stu­dents gained at least three A grades.

Forty- one per cent of grades ob­tained were A*.

Ac­cord­ing to the head­mas­ter, Dr Paul Rogers, “We con­tinue to achieve mag­nif­i­cent re­sults at A- Lev­els, which en­able our stu­dents to en­ter some of the finest uni­ver­si­ties in the world. They are well taught, but most im­por­tantly, they have a real de­sire to ex­cel. We are priv­i­leged to aid their suc­cess year on year.”

Seven stu­dents with of­fers from Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity and one from the Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Technology ac­count for the high­est achieve­ments of the cur­rent co­hort.

Other top- rated uni­ver­si­ties from the US and the UK are also well rep­re­sented; 25% of the stu­dents gained at least three grades at A*.

KYUEM stu­dents are re­quired to un­der­take the Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions, in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned as a lead­ing Euro­pean award­ing body for those wish­ing to en­ter world­class uni­ver­si­ties.

Ev­ery year, KYUEM’s re­sults com­pare favourably with top Bri­tish in­de­pen­dent schools.

More­over, it is im­por­tant to bear in mind that the mother tongue of most of KYUEM’s stu­dents is not English.

Over and above ex­am­i­na­tion suc­cess, KYUEM aims to pro­vide a holis­tic form of ed­u­ca­tion by in­cor­po­rat­ing an im­pres­sive range of ex­tracur­ric­u­lar and sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Such en­deav­our bodes well for the stu­dents’ fu­ture ca­reers as they will grad­u­ate with a mul­ti­tude of skills de­rived from an ex­ten­sive leisure and so­cial pro­gramme.

These in­clude the abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively, col­lab­o­rate in teams, prac­tise lead­er­ship and ac­quire the ma­tu­rity de­manded of aspiring young peo­ple to­day.

Most KYUEM stu­dents aim to study over­seas, pre­dom­i­nantly in the UK.

Among the most pop­u­lar choices in the UK, af­ter Ox­ford and Cam­bridge, are the Im­pe­rial Col­lege and Queen Mary Col­lege Lon­don, the Lon­don School of Eco­nomics, Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Lon­don, War­wick, Bris­tol, Manch­ester as well as Ed­in­burgh.

There is also a grow­ing num­ber of stu­dent who choose to study in the United States and Aus­tralia.

Des­ti­na­tions pre­ferred by this year’s stu­dents in­clude Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Angeles, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley and the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia in the US.

In Aus­tralia, uni­ver­si­ties such as Mel­bourne Uni­ver­sity and the Uni­ver­sity of New South Wales gain pop­u­lar­ity among KYUEM stu­dents.

There is a sig­nif­i­cant mi­nor­ity who con­tinue their stud­ies in Ire­land or opt for one of the Bri­tish cam­puses in Malaysia.

Trin­ity Col­lege ( Dublin), Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Cork and Royal Col­lege of Sur­geons are among the pop­u­lar schools in Ire­land be­side a range of top- class med­i­cal schools in Bri­tish uni­ver­si­ties.

The ma­jor­ity of the stu­dents with of­fers from pres­ti­gious in­sti­tu­tions had am­ply ful­filled their en­try re­quire­ments, ob­tained first- class honours de­grees and move on to en­joy a suc­cess­ful aca­demic ca­reer.

These aca­demic achieve­ments re­in­force KYUEM’s po­si­tion as a lead­ing pre- uni­ver­sity col­lege in South- East Asia.

How­ever, KYUEM be­lieves that its two- year or 18- month ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme is not just about achiev­ing suc­cess for A- Lev­els; it pre­pares stu­dents for adult life.

KYUEM wel­comes tal­ented stu­dents with ex­cel­lent aca­demic records and out­stand­ing co- cur­ric­u­lar back­grounds to ap­ply for the Jan­uary 2017 in­take.

The ap­pli­ca­tion opens from Oct 22 un­til Nov 25.

KYUEM’s Open Day will be held on Oct 22, from 10.15am to 2pm, at its cam­pus in Lem­bah Beringin.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Mar­ket­ing Of­fice at 03- 6460 1234 or visit www. kyuem. edu. my.

suc­cess­ful Cam­bridge and mIT can­di­dates of 2016 from KyuEm.

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