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The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Private & International School Guide -

A-LEV­ELS rep­re­sents the gold stan­dard for ad­mis­sion to the world’s top uni­ver­si­ties. There­fore, Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar (KTJ) is ramp­ing up its ef­forts to pro­vide the re­gion’s best sixth form ex­pe­ri­ence.

The KTJ Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) cur­rently hosts 280 stu­dents and has set a max­i­mum of 300 stu­dents.

In 2015 and last year, the sixth form achieved re­mark­able re­sults, with around 90% of grades in the A* to B cat­e­gory. Mean­while, the world av­er­age is 53%.

Last year, from a co­hort of 143 up­per-sixth stu­dents, 23 achieved four straight-A* grades with 62 reg­is­ter­ing all A* or A grades in the A-Lev­els.

More than 55% of them ac­cepted of­fers from UK Rus­sell Group uni­ver­si­ties such as Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics and Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence (LSE), Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don, Univer­sity of War­wick, Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don (UCL), Univer­sity of Cam­bridge and Univer­sity of Ox­ford.

This year’s in­take is even bet­ter with 61 of­fers from War­wick, 33 from LSE and UCL, 18 from Im­pe­rial and eight from Oxbridge.

In the United States, where far fewer stu­dents ap­ply, of­fers have been re­ceived from Har­vard Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia (UPenn), Brown Univer­sity, Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia (UCLA) and Univesity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley.

KTJ of­fers long-term ben­e­fits to stu­dents through many other op­por­tu­ni­ties, along with highly ex­pe­ri­enced teach­ers who pro­vide round-the-clock ad­vice and guid­ance.

KTJ ex­pects stu­dents to take ad­van­tage of the myr­iad ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer, rang­ing from sports to a wide ar­ray of in­tel­lec­tual, cul­tural, sci­en­tific and artis­tic so­ci­eties.

Top schools ap­pre­ci­ate the im­por­tance of de­vel­op­ing a su­per cur­ricu­lum that goes be­yond sim­ple ex­am­i­na­tion prepa­ra­tion to in­cor­po­rate univer­sity vis­its and ap­pli­ca­tions, Oxbridge prep, help with per­sonal state­ments and in­tern­ships, as well as prepa­ra­tion for in­ter­views, In­ter­na­tional English Lan­guage Test­ing Sys­tem (IELTS), Na­tional Ad­mis­sion Test for Law and SATs.

KTJ has been con­sis­tently win­ning top honours in lo­cal and re­gional com­pe­ti­tions, at­tract­ing the at­ten­tion of the Ox­ford & Cam­bridge So­ci­ety Malaysia.

The 24/7 board­ing school ex­pe­ri­ence pro­vides a fan­tas­tic prepa­ra­tion for univer­sity life over­seas.

At KTJ, stu­dents de­velop in­de­pen­dence, self-con­fi­dence and a com­mu­nity spirit. They learn to read deeply and dis­cuss widely.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ktj.edu.my or call 06 -758 2561.

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