An in­spir­ing path­way

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IN­SPIRED by ex­cel­lent tra­di­tion of academia, Abbey Cam­bridge is a highly suc­cess­ful GCSE and A-Level col­lege. In 2016, it con­tin­ues to per­form as one of the best sixth-form col­leges in the coun­try with A-Level grades of 29% A*, 61% A*-A and 83% A*A/B. This stag­ger­ing pass rate has been held con­sis­tently, ex­ceed­ing 80% in the last 11 years for grades A*-B and 60% or above for grades A*-A in the last 10 years. This has en­abled a vast ma­jor­ity of stu­dents to progress to the ‘Rus­sell Group’ of lead­ing UK uni­ver­si­ties, firmly con­sol­i­dat­ing Abbey Cam­bridge's po­si­tion as a top ranked In­de­pen­dent Sixth Form Col­lege in Cam­bridge.

As an in­ter­na­tional col­lege where 97% of the stu­dent body comes from over­seas, in­ter­na­tional stu­dents have the priv­i­lege to study along­side lo­cals, al­low­ing them to en­hance their English lan­guage skills and ad­just to life in the UK. It also pro­vides open­ings to learn be­yond the cur­ricu­lum and stretch them­selves to broader hori­zons through var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties of­fered by the col­lege.

To meet the very high de­mand for places at Abbey Cam­bridge, an out­stand­ing new col­lege campus of­fi­cially opened in Septem­ber 2016 fea­tur­ing state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties.

Abbey Col­lege Cam­bridge Aca­demic Vice Prin­ci­pal, Dr Lucy Sweat­man has re­vealed that the se­cret of their stu­dents’ suc­cess is largely at­trib­uted to the pre-de­gree diploma that pro­vides stu­dents UCAS and Ca­reers ad­vice, nur­ture their love of learn­ing and equip them with trans­fer­able skills such as com­mu­ni­ca­tion and re­search skills. The pre-de­gree diploma is di­vided into dif­fer­ent learn­ing ar­eas and stu­dent ac­tiv­i­ties vary ac­cord­ingly.

Abbey Col­lege Cam­bridge Prin­ci­pal, Dr Ju­lian Davies will be con­duct­ing a sem­i­nar ses­sion on July 22, 10am at Novo­tel Ho­tel, Kuala Lumpur (next to Pav­il­lion Mall, Kuala Lumpur). Ad­mis­sion is free but seats are lim­ited and reg­is­tra­tion is com­pul­sory. Walk-ins will not be en­ter­tained.

The sem­i­nar topic is “Why do straight A stu­dents get re­jected by top UK uni­ver­si­ties?”

The sem­i­nar will also ad­dress a few key dis­cus­sion points: – What does it take to gain en­try into a top UK uni­ver­sity?

– How do you pre­pare your­self when ap­ply­ing to a top UK uni­ver­sity?

– Straight A’s in iGCSE /SPM, but why are they still re­jected by top UK uni­ver­si­ties?

– Uni­ver­sity league tables- how re­li­able are they?

Abbey DLD Col­leges of­fer merit scholarships for in­ter­na­tional stu­dents who wish to study A-Lev­els in the UK. If your child is in SPM / iGCSE this year and has very good aca­demic re­sults and good pro­file of other con­tri­bu­tions in school, do not miss this schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­nity.

Dr Davies will also be in­ter­view­ing po­ten­tial stu­dents who may qualify for schol­ar­ship to study A-Level cour­ses at Abbey DLD Col­leges for the com­ing in­takes in a one-toone in­for­ma­tion ses­sion (by ap­point­ment only):

– July 25: Pe­nang

– July 27: Kota Kin­a­balu

– July 28: Kuala Lumpur / Petaling Jaya

■ Call to re­serve a sem­i­nar seat or make an ap­point­ment now with ASA Over­seas Ed­u­ca­tion Spe­cial­ist at ASA Pe­nang: 441-1-7 Pu­lau Tikus Plaza, Burmah Road, Pe­nang (Tel: 04-227 0373 / 04-228 0373); ASA Petaling Jaya: Lot F106, First Floor Cen­tre­point (New Wing) 3 Le­buh Ban­dar Utama Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor (Tel: 03 7727 1373 / 03-7729 1373); ASA Kota Kin­a­balu: Lot 3A, First Floor, Block D, Pusat Komer­sil 88 (88 Mar­ket­place), Jalan Pin­tas, Kota Kin­a­balu, Sabah (Tel: 088- 215 373 / 088-217 373); Kuch­ing: 016-836 5068.

In­spired by ex­cel­lent tra­di­tion of academia, Abbey Cam­bridge is a highly suc­cess­ful GCSE and A-Level col­lege.

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