Sixth Form Tay­lor- ed just for you

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

TRA­DI­TION­ALLY, schools are con­sid­ered to be a place where chil­dren learn sub­ject knowl­edge and con­tent to ul­ti­mately pre­pare for pub­lic ex­am­i­na­tions such as SPM, IGCSE, STPM or A- Lev­els.

Ed­u­ca­tion in a good school is so much more than that as it in­cludes en­hanc­ing so­cial and life skills as well as aca­demic study.

In their early years, chil­dren learn to share and play to­gether but were also taught lit­er­acy and nu­meric skills.

As they grow older, chil­dren learn to think crit­i­cally and be­come more in­de­pen­dent while be­ing able to col­lab­o­rate with others.

The foun­da­tions of good schools are built on these parts of the child’s learn­ing jour­ney.

Around the age of 16, stu­dents reach the end of their com­pul­sory school­ing and what comes next is im­por­tant be­cause pro­found de­ci­sions are made for their fu­ture in re­gards to higher ed­u­ca­tion, namely univer­sity stud­ies.

In last year Novem­ber, Forbes magazine pub­lished an ar­ti­cle on 10 skills that new grad­u­ates should have.

It brings to light the im­por­tant fact that aca­demic qual­i­fi­ca­tions do not count for ev­ery­thing; in­stead, it places a higher pri­or­ity in soft skills such as team­work, de­ci­sion- mak­ing and prob­lem­solv­ing. The re­al­ity is that the best uni­ver­si­ties world­wide are search­ing for stu­dents who not only ex­cel aca­dem­i­cally but are also equipped with such skills and ex­pe­ri­ences.

Fur­ther­more, this de­mand is be­ing mir­rored by many of the world’s top multi­na­tional com­pa­nies.

At Tay­lor’s In­ter­na­tional School Kuala Lumpur, it strives to main­tain this im­por­tant bal­ance between aca­demic study and life skills. Build­ing on the strong rep­u­ta­tion it has built from IGCSE, the school of­fers A- Lev­els from Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional Ex­am­i­na­tions as an ex­cel­lent op­tion for post- IGCSE study.

The re­sults from Tay­lor’s In­ter­na­tional School Kuala Lumpur have been out­stand­ing; it was listed in a num­ber of Top in Malaysia and Top in the World awards in the last few years.

The sub­jects of­fered are a good bal­ance of maths and science dis­ci­plines to­gether with English and Hu­man­i­ties.

A- Lev­els are recog­nised as gold stan­dard qual­i­fi­ca­tions for gain­ing en­try to uni­ver­si­ties world­wide due to the chal­lenges it pre­sents.

On the other side of the scale, uni­ver­si­ties and em­ploy­ers place large em­pha­sis on skills and ex­pe­ri­ences. In re­sponse to this, stu­dents of Tay­lor’s In­ter­na­tional School are very much in­volved in a holis­tic ap­proach to their stud­ies, which is also con­tin­u­ously ap­plied in the Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form stu­dents un­dergo a planned lead­er­ship course along­side their A- Lev­els stud­ies, which pro­motes life skills with holis­tic val­ues as it ex­poses stu­dents to rich ex­pe­ri­ences be­yond the tra­di­tional class­room.

This will give stu­dents of Tay­lor’s In­ter­na­tional School the ad­van­tage of hav­ing skills nec­es­sary for a suc­cess­ful jour­ney through univer­sity and later in life.

For de­tails, call the Ad­mis­sions Depart­ment of Tay­lor’s In­ter­na­tional School, Kuala Lumpur, at 03- 9200 9898.

Learn­ing is more than just grades, it is the bal­ance between aca­demic and life skills.

The sixth Form stu­dents un­dergo a planned lead­er­ship course along­side their A- Lev­els stud­ies, which pro­motes life skills with holis­tic val­ues as it ex­poses stu­dents to rich ex­pe­ri­ences be­yond the tra­di­tional class­room.

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