Top A-Levels Programme at the Best Colleges & Universities in Malaysia


Studying the A-Levels in Malaysia at the Best Colleges and Universities

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After SPM or O-Levels, students in Malaysia can choose the popular A-Levels before going on to university studies overseas or at top private universities in Malaysia. The A-Levels is short form for Advanced Level which the higher level General Certificate of Examinations taken by students in the UK. It is recognised worldwide for entry into universities. The A-Levels is a rigorous programme and prepares students well for studies such as medicine, pharmacy, engineering, law and more.

Generally, the A-Level Programme is 15 or 18 months in duration depending on which college and intake. There are two types of A-Levels offered by the colleges, one is the Cambridge A-Levels and the other is the Edexcel International Advanced Levels A-Levels.

Students generally take 3-4 subjects for the A-Levels and it is important to take the right combination of subjects depending on what you want to take up for your degree studies. If you choose the wrong combination of subjects, you may not be able to enter into the degree course of your choice. Please talk to the college counselor and choose carefully.

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How to choose the Best College or University for the A-Levels in Malaysia?

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Ban Moon (Left), Scored 3As in the A-Levels at HELP Academy

To succeed in the A-Level programme, it is important to choose the best college or university in Malaysia that fits you. A-Levels is a tough programme and if you just choose the cheapest or nearest to your house, you may well just not do well in the exams. To choose the best college or university for A-Levels in Malaysia you should consider the following:

  1. Experience of the lecturers. A-Levels is about the lecturers and not the college. The lecturers are the ones who will help you to succeed. The more experienced they are, the better they are at helping you to understand the concepts and principles of the course, so that you are able to answer properly.
  2. Length of time the lecturers have been with the college. How long the lecturers have been with the college is also important. the longer they have been with the college, the better because they would be familiar with the systems in the college, scholarship and university applications to top overseas universities. They will know how to prepare you from the beginning to

    EduSpiral advised me to go for the best college for A-Levels in order to fulfil my dream of entering an Ivy League university in the USA. He met us at Taylor’s College Subang to talk to us and tour the college.
    Gi Hang, A-Levels at Taylor’s College

    make sure you fulfil the requirements for the scholarships and the applications.

  3. Personal attention. If the classes are too big, you would not have personal attention from the lecturers to help you in your studies. Just like a Tae Kwon Do class, if the class has 100 students, do you think you would be able to improve your skills? Some students choose a college for their A-Levels because it is cheap and then find out that there are hundreds of students in one class.
  4. Facilities. Top colleges and universities for A-Levels in Malaysia will have good facilities so that you can perform the experiments well and gain in-depth understanding of the course.
  5. Student culture. If you join a university or college where there is too much distraction, you may not be able to focus. A-Levels is a tough course and if you join a college where most students are partying or playing around, your dream of being a doctor or dentist may just fly away.
  6. Award-winners. Awards won by students are an indication of the quality of the course at the college.
  7. Student support. The university should have student support in place to help you to study and to focus on your studies. The student support will also help you in your university applications and scholarship applications.

Entry Requirements into the A-Levels in Malaysia

Top students from all over Malaysia come to Taylor’s College for top pre-university education

Generally you will need at least 5 Credits in SPM to enter into the A-Levels. However, if you plan to study Pharmacy or Dentistry, you will need at least 5Bs in the science subjects while the entry requirements for Medicine could be raised to 5As in the science subjects.

Why take the A-Levels in Malaysia?

  • Not sure yet of what to study for your degree
  • Score and get scholarships to top universities in the world
  • A challenging course to prepare you well to take on degree studies successfully
  • Good A-Level grades are key to admission into the world’s leading universities and institutions of higher learning.
  • Good A-Level grades can also result in one full year of advanced standing at universities in the USA and Canada.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) GCE A-Levels in Malaysia

World-class chemistry lab at HELP University to produce top achievers in the A-Levels

World-class chemistry lab at HELP University to produce top achievers in the A-Levels

Cambridge GCE A-Levels is the ‘gold standard’ qualification, which is based on rigorous, academic syllabus that optimises the abilities of talented students with a wide range of abilities and stretches the full potential of the most able students.

The GCE A Level qualification places emphasis on in-depth knowledge, deep understanding, strong reasoning abilities and critical thinking.

It is arguably the most widely recognised pre-university qualification in the world, readily accepted as proof of superior academic ability for entry into world-class universities around the world.

The Cambridge A-Level curriculum provides a firm bedrock of fundamental knowledge by guaranteeing comprehensive coverage in the breadth and depth of each subject offered.

Students are assessed for their mastery of subject matter, their application of knowledge and understanding to everyday scenarios and their ability to think critically in unfamiliar situations. In the Sciences, a fair part of the assessment involves the demonstration of lab-based skills.

The Cambridge International AS and A-Levels courses are viewed as equivalent to the AS and A-Levels in the UK, and are accepted for entrance to all UK universities.

Cambridge A-Levels

Fact Details
Duration and Intakes 1.5 years of 3 semesters:
January
March
July
Entry Requirements SPM, O Levels or equivalent 5 credits including English and Mathematics/Science Subject pre-requisites apply
No. of Subjects A minimum of 3 or a maximum of 4 A Level subjects
Subjects Offered Mathematics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Economics
English Literature
Law
Accounting
Examination Sessions May / June
October / November
Assessment Style 100% external examinations in 2 phases: Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) and A2 Level
Awarding Body University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) A-Level Assessment

Taylor’s College top A-Levels student, Justin Lee Khay Cheong, is now a first year Engineering Science student at the University of Oxford

The Cambridge GCE A-Level programme follows a ‘staged’ assessment, in contrast to the traditional linear A-Levels where all subjects are assessed in a single examination session at the end of the course.

The Cambridge A Level consists of two stages, namely the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and the Advanced 2 (A2) Level. Its flexibility enables students to sit for the AS level in one examination and complete the final Cambridge International A-Levels at a subsequent session.

The A-Level subject syllabi are divided into the AS Level, which is the first half of the programme and form the foundations of A-Level, and the A2 Level, which is the second part of the syllabus and covers more difficult topics, with each level contributing 50% towards the final A-Level grade.

Students take the A-Level examinations conducted by the University of Cambridge International

Lee Hau Sen, UCSI University student, who scored 4A*s – including 600/600 in Physics – in the A-Level exam.

Examinations (CIE) in two phases: AS Level and A2 Level. AS Level will account for 50% of the marks while Advanced Two (A2) Level the other 50%.

Students who complete the correct pattern of AS level units (usually 2 or 3 units at this level, depending on the subject) will be awarded an AS level certificate. A2 refers to the final stage of A-Levels. Students who have successfully completed AS units in a subject move on to do A2, which are of a higher standard.

Completing the correct sequence of subjects at both AS and A2 level means students have finished a full A level in a subject. University places often need a number of grades at A-Level (so both AS + A2 in a subject) but completed AS awards also attract UCAS points and are often counted towards university entrance.

There is also a performance feedback session where students who have completed the AS level will receive valuable feedback on their performance, thus identifying their own strengths and weaknesses that will help them set learning goals for the A2 level.

To score an A* in the Cambridge A-Levels in Malaysia, you require an average of 90% in your both AS and A2 units to qualify for an A*. If a student scored very highly in AS and only got grade A in A2, but overall uniform mark scale (UMS) is 90% or above, it’s an A*

The examination papers at both the AS and A2 Levels are set and marked by examiners from Cambridge International Examinations.

18-month programme AS examinations End of Semester 2
3 semesters (1 semester = 6 months) A2 examinations End of Semester 3

The Cambridge AS and A2 Level examinations are conducted in May/June and October/November. Results are released in August for the May/June examination and in January for the October/November examination. Students receive a certificate after completing the AS Level examination, and the A Level certificate after completing both the AS Level and A2 Level examinations.

Are Cambridge A-Level Students able to retake an exam if they are dissatisfied with the results?

  • You can discuss your options with your subject lecturer. It is possible to retake subjects.
  • However, students unsatisfied with any of their individual units must re-sit the entire level.
  • Also, some university courses, such as medicine, sometimes require students to have taken all their AS or A2 units in a single sitting without any re-sits.
  • It might be worth considering having the paper remarked.

Best Cambridge A-Levels at Taylor’s College, a Pathway to Top Universities in the World

Top students from all over Malaysia come to Taylor’s College for top pre-university education

Taylor’s College has been a centre of excellence for Pre-University Studies in Malaysia; renowned for its academic excellence and unbeatable track record, Taylor’s College has placed its students in top universities of their choice around the world.

Students who complete their Cambridge A-Levels at Taylor’s College in Malaysia receive international recognition from the Top Universities worldwide including those from the UK, North America, Australia and the European Union. Scholarships are available to deserving top performing students in SPM or O-Levels for the A-Level programme at Taylor’s.

Taylor’s College top A-Levels student, Justin Lee Khay Cheong, is now a first year Engineering Science student at the University of Oxford

Taylor’s College’s University Placement Services is located within the campus to assist graduates to be placed in a university of their choice. In the past 11 years, Taylor’s College has successfully placed more than 7,000 graduates in universities globally including London School of Economics, The University of Cambridge, The Australian National University, University of Melbourne, Harvard University, Oxford University, University of Toronto, and many more.

The Cambridge Advanced Level or A Level programme is pre-university programme conducted by the prestigious University of Cambridge International Examinations, United Kingdom.

The Cambridge A Level programme is the gateway to the most prestigious universities worldwide, and with 46 years of academic experience, Taylor’s College has

established itself as the Best Pre-University in MalaysiaPre-University programmes are available at two campuses: Taylor’s College Subang Jaya (TCSJ) and Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas (TCSH)

The Cambridge A Level (CAL) programme is the gold standard qualification awarded by the prestigious Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Taylor’s College offers the largest and most extensive CAL programme, helping students graduate with the best results in Malaysia. Taylor’s College curriculum and track records in academic excellence has resulted in the successful placement of their A-Level students into top universities of their choice. Taylor’s College has placed 5,077 students in 349 universities worldwide (2010 – 2015).

Exceptional CIE A-Levels at Taylor’s College

Why Study Pre-University at Taylor’s College Malaysia

Taylor's College Subang Jaya

Taylor’s College Subang Jaya

  • The only college with all campuses awarded 6-star (highest rating) by MOE consistently since 2012.
  • Out of 143 colleges and universities in the world which participated in the iGraduate 2013 survey on student learning experience, Taylor’s College emerged No. 1 in Malaysia.
  • Every year, over 1,000 students are placed in the top 200 universities of the world.
  • 3 out of 4 ‘top in the world’ South Australian Matriculation/SACE International achievers in 2013 were from Taylor’s College.
  • 74% of the Malaysian students who were awarded Top in the World Cambridge Learner Awards 2013 were Taylor’s College students.
    (Top in the World Cambridge Learner Awards is a recognition by Cambridge International Examination (CIE) for students who have achieved outstanding academic achievements)

Taylor’s College is a Top Private College in Malaysia for Pre-University Programmes

Taylor's College Sri Hartamas

Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas

  • Best in Malaysia Brand Excellence Award Awarded with the ‘Brand Excellence Award’ in 2008 by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry Malaysia (MITI).
  • Students’ Choice Awards Voted and awarded with Doctorjob’s ‘Most Popular Private College/University in Malaysia’ in 2008 and 2009 by gtimedia.
  • Awarded with the highest rating of ‘Tier 6:Outstanding’ in:
    • – Quality of overall education
    • – Quality of general programmes (pre-university)
    • – Quality of support for international students
  • Out of more than 400 private colleges in Malaysia, Taylor’s College is the ONLY college awarded the 6-star (outstanding) rating by the Ministry of Education Malaysia in the 2012/2013 MyQUEST evaluation for the overall quality of learning.
  • 15 Out of 211 colleges and universities in the world which participated in the i-graduate 2014 survey, Taylor’s College emerged No.1 in Malaysia.
    • 1) Student Learning Experience
    • 2) Student Living Experience
    • 3) Student Support

Why Study the Cambridge A-Levels at Taylor’s College in Malaysia?

Taylor's College is the best in Malaysia for Cambridge A-Levels

Taylor’s College is the best in Malaysia for Cambridge A-Levels

Taylor’s College offers the largest and most extensive CAL programme, helping students graduate with the best results in Malaysia. Taylor’s College curriculum and track records in academic excellence has resulted in the successful placement of their A-Level students into top universities of their choice. Taylor’s College has placed 5,077 students in 349 universities worldwide (2010 – 2015).

  • In 2004, Taylor’s College was the first to be awarded the prestigious International Fellowship Centre Status in Malaysia by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
  • Taylor’s College is recognised internationally as the largest and most successful centre in Malaysia for Cambridge A Levels.
  • THE BEST RESULTS IN MALAYSIA with 2,094 students scoring 3As or more from 2012-2015
  • A Record total of 8,807 As achieved in Malaysia from 2012-2015
  • Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards (2012-2015) with 107 Awards “Top in the World” and 36 Awards “Top in Malaysia”.

Start Right with Diverse Learning Skills

Science lab at Taylor's College Sri Hartamas

Science lab at Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas

The Taylor’s College Cambridge A Levels programme helps students to identify and discover the different learning skills to succeed academically and beyond. These critical skills are known as IsCoRe which is a combination of differentiated learning approaches for students to excel in their studies and achieve their university and career goals.

INDEPENDENT LEARNING SKILLS

  • Mould students into responsible and confident individuals; active at acquiring knowledge and ideas to achieve their goals.

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING SKILLS

An excellent learning environment supported by advanced facilities at Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas

  • Encourages students to master peer-to-peer interaction and leverage on individual strengths to acquire sound knowledge.

RESEARCH SKILLS

  • Equips students with technique to acquire higher order thinking skills and broaden their academic perspective.

Cambridge A Levels intakes at Taylor’s College

  • January
  • March
  • July

Cambridge A-Level Subjects Offered at Taylor’s College

EduSpiral advised me to go for the best college for A-Levels in order to fulfil my dream of entering an Ivy League university in the USA. He met us at Taylor's College Subang to talk to us and tour the college. Gi Hang, A-Levels at Taylor's College

EduSpiral advised me to go for the best college for A-Levels in order to fulfil my dream of entering an Ivy League university in the USA. He met us at Taylor’s College Subang to talk to us and tour the college.
Gi Hang, A-Levels at Taylor’s College

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Global Perspective & Independent Research (GPR)
  • Law
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

 

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) GCE A-Levels at UCSI University

UCSI University offers the Cambridge GCE A-Levels that has a well-established reputation for being excellent preparation for

UCSI University's Ling Chen Jiet, Yong Sue Wen and Lee Chia Choon wrote a piece of history for themselves when they bagged Top 10 Achiever Awards in the GCE A-Level June 2012 examinations. By outscoring prodigious students from around the world, the trio effectively proved that Malaysians are more than capable of being the best.

UCSI University’s Ling Chen Jiet, Yong Sue Wen and Lee Chia Choon wrote a piece of history for themselves when they bagged Top 10 Achiever Awards in the GCE A-Level June 2012 examinations. By outscoring prodigious students from around the world, the trio effectively proved that Malaysians are more than capable of being the best.

university, employment and life. It develops in-depth subject knowledge and understanding for students – which universities and employers heavily emphasise on – and help students gain places at leading universities worldwide.

All universities in the United Kingdom and over 450 universities in the United States recognize the Cambridge International AS and A-Levels, including Harvard, Yale, MIT and Stanford.

UCSI University offers the 18-month Cambridge GCE A-Level programme, with examinations scheduled in June and November. Focus is placed on personalised student attention by the A-Levels team of dedicated lecturers.

UCSI University has an excellent track record of students with a high percentage of A*s and As achieved for each examination.

Over the years, the A-Level Academy has seen many batches of students through with excellent A-Level results. Some have chosen to pursue their degree programmes in top-notch universities worldwide like Imperial College London and Kings College London in the UK, University of Melbourne in Australia and National University of Singapore.

Jeshaiah Khor Zhen Syuen, 13-year old top A-Levels student from UCSI University

Jeshaiah Khor Zhen Syuen, 13-year old top A-Levels student from UCSI University

Many have also elected to further their studies through the various home-grown degree programmes offered by UCSI University, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biotechnology, Food Science, Engineering, Psychology and IT, to name a few.

Countless numbers of UCSI students have obtained full or partial scholarships; for example, the Singapore ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship, the Wesleyan Asian Freeman Scholarship and JPA scholarships.

Our best students have been awarded the Top A-Level Student Award for consecutive years. The fact that UCSI University’s A-Level Academy produced more Top 10 Achiever Awards than any other institution in the world in 2010- clinching six awards for physics, five for biology and three for chemistry

Edexcel International Advanced Levels A-Levels in Malaysia

After talking to the A-Level lecturers at HELP Academy, our student was assured of the quality & experience that would help him to score

After talking to the A-Level lecturers at HELP Academy, our student was assured of the quality & experience that would help him to score

Why Edexcel A-Levels?

  • Widest options & opportunities
  • Knowledge & strong preparation for further studies
  • Students sit for the exams in the same time as UK students
  • Worldwide recognition
  • Modular System (curriculum 2008) allows student to retake any modules to improve subject grade
  • Professional Recognition: recognised by Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), UK and fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifi cations Agency (MQA)
  • Top ranked examination board

Edexcel International Advanced Levels at HELP Academy

HELP Academy is one of the best A-Level institutions in Malaysia with a strong reputation for producing top scorers. Their record

Experienced A-Level lecturers use creative teaching methods in the top of the line Physics Lab at HELP Academy to produce top scoring students

Experienced A-Level lecturers use creative teaching methods in the top of the line Physics Lab at HELP Academy to produce top scoring students

is as below:

  • Record 70 World Top Awards in Accounting (23), Law (15), Chemistry (10), Physics (8), Biology (6), Maths (2), Further Maths (5), English Literature (1). (Most recently, 37 Top Awards in Malaysia)
  • Toray Science Foundation Awards for 7 years running Declared “Best & Largest A-Levels Centre in the World” (Edexcel World Conference in Hong Kong, 16 March 2011)
  • 47% straight As in one year alone.
  • Increasing list of scholarship recipients for admission to top universities in the UK, USA and Australia.
  • In 2013, HELP Academy was awarded by Pearson Edexcel in recognition as Top Performing Registered Training Centre.

In the January 2014 A-Level results, 27 students from HELP University obtained straight A’s.

Chang Ruo Lin, who is a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Year 1 student at HELP University has been awarded The Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS)

Chang Ruo Lin, who is a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Year 1 student at HELP University has been awarded The Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS)

HELP University students constantly achieve excellent results to obtain scholarships from top universities in the world.

Chang Ruo Lin, who is a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Year 1 student at HELP University has been awarded The Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS).

This Scholarship will cover part of her tuition fee at the University of Melbourne for the duration of her studies at the university. A point to note is that Ms. Chang Ruo Lin also scored 4 As in her A-Levels at HELP University.

In the June 2013 A-Level exam results, there was a dramatic increase in the number of straight A’s from 40% last year to 46.5% this year was announced: a total of 135 students scored straight A’s.

Many of HELP Academy’s A-Levels students have received scholarships from prestigious bodies such as:

  • Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA)

    After chatting with EduSpiral on Facebook, I knew which course and university to join. They even picked me up from KL Sentral to drop me off at my hostel. Dexter Leung, A-Levels at HELP University

    After chatting with EduSpiral on Facebook, I knew which course and university to join. They even picked me up from KL Sentral to drop me off at my hostel.
    Dexter Leung, A-Levels at HELP University

  • Singapore Government Investment Corporation (GIC)
  • Bank Negara Scholarship
  • Maybank Scholarship
  • CIMB Corporate Scholarship
  • Yayasan Sime Darby Scholarship
  • Maxis Scholarship for Excellence
  • Khazanah Nasional Global Scholarship
  • ASEAN Scholarship
  • SHELL Scholarship
  • Securities Commission of Malaysia Scholarship
  • University Scholarship and many more…

Edexcel International Advanced Levels A-Levels Subjects Offered at HELP Academy

Minimum 3 or maximum 4 from different rows:

  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Cambridge Board A-Levels Subjects Offered at HELP Academy

27 students from HELP University obtained straight A's in the January 2014 results.

27 students from HELP University obtained straight A’s in the January 2014 results.

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Law
  • Accounting

Why Study the  Cambridge Board A-Levels and the Edexcel International Advanced Levels A-Levels at HELP Academy

HELP University's Ang Chee Chyuan (right) scored 4 A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths; he will study Engineering at Monash University Calvin Yeoh Kai Yuan (left) was offered admission to 4 top universities: Imperial College London, University College London, Oxford University and Stanford University. He has chosen Stanford, where he will study Economics on a Bank Negara scholarship. Calvin scored A* in Physics

HELP University’s Ang Chee Chyuan (right) scored 4 A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths; he will study Engineering at Monash University
Calvin Yeoh Kai Yuan (left) was offered admission to 4 top universities: Imperial College London, University College London, Oxford University and Stanford University. He has chosen Stanford, where he will study Economics on a Bank Negara scholarship. Calvin scored A* in Physics

  • Getting The Edge (GTE) for Personal & Leadership Development: In order to cultivate leadership and organisational skills, students are encouraged to participate in the prestigious GTE program. Under this program, students get to work closely with our most experienced lecturers on various winning science projects, participate in creative writing and drama workshops, challenging yet fun mathematic workshops and to develop the technological skills through the multimedia workshops.
  • Centre of Excellence: The Department of A-Levels at HELP University was accorded the Centre of Excellence award by Edexcel International, UK for exceptional delivery of the London Examinations GCE A-Levels, in recognition of HELP’s superior facilities, outstanding quality of teaching by qualified and experienced lecturers, and for the excellent pastoral support available to their students.
  • The A-team: HELP A-Level lecturers are not only experienced, but also dedicated. We have an indisputable great team of lecturers to guide and motivate our students to strive for excellence
  • Superior Facilities: HELP offers state-of-the-art facilities, especially the Curie Science labs, which are equipped with top quality apparatus and safety features. These labs are acclaimed to be among the best in the world by the A-Levels Biology Chief Examiner from the UK.
  • Outstanding Track Record: 39% of our students scored outstanding straight As and attained an impressive passing rate of more than 90%. Many are also admitted to prestigious universities worldwide with scholarships.
  • University Placement Service Centre: Dedicated staff from this centre to assist A-Level students in their application for admission to universities worldwide and in their bid to secure scholarships.
  • Unique Pastoral Care: Each A-Level student at HELP is assigned to a mentor, usually a lecturer, who serves to
    Mr Steven McGill, Head of Pearson’s Asia Partner Markets, chats with 3 of the 5 High Achiever Award winners from HELP Academy and congratulates Melissa Chee (center) on having gained admission to Cambridge.

    Mr Steven McGill, Head of Pearson’s Asia Partner Markets, chats with 3 of the 5 High Achiever Award winners from HELP Academy and congratulates Melissa Chee (center) on having gained admission to Cambridge.

    monitor and guide the student on academic performance and also advise on application for university admission. A team of counsellors from the Center of Psychology also provides a range of mental health and leadership programs and personal counselling services for A-Level students at HELP.

Why isn’t Critical Thinking Skills offered at HELP?

  • Critical Thinking Skills or Social Skills are basically subsidiary papers and non-traditional subject – not an entry requirement into universities.
  • Some colleges impose this subject to have their lecturers fulfil their annual workload hours.
  • At HELP, our A-Level lecturers have been trained to infuse the Critical Thinking Skills in each subject offered. This exposes you to real life scenarios via “stretch and challenge” approach adopted in the teaching and learning effort. Learning becomes much more interesting as you are able to relate to the knowledge acquired to real life application of it.

What’s the difference between the Cambridge A-Levels and the Edexcel A-Levels in Malaysia?

Academic system: The Cambridge A-Level programme follows a staged assessment route to A Level by taking the AS Level in

I scored 10As in my SPM and needed scholarships to help me continue my studies. EduSpiral gave me the information online and took me around to the campuses to help me make the best choice. Lay Hoe, HELP University

I scored 10As in my SPM and needed scholarships to help me continue my studies. EduSpiral gave me the information online and took me around to the campuses to help me make the best choice.
Lay Hoe, HELP University

one examination session and completing the final A Level assessments at a subsequent session. Some papers are actually practical papers, in which you have to do experiments and answer related questions.

The Edexcel A- Level programme follows a modular system. Most Edexcel A-Level students would sit for 1-2 papers per subject at the end of every 5 to 6-month period.

Examination board: Edexcel and CIE are both examples of UK examination boards which provide a range of exams and qualifications. All exam boards operate under the guidelines produced by the JCQ (Joint Committee for Qualifications).

There is no difference in the level or degree of difficulty between the examination offered by Edexcel and CIE. The specifications of syllabuses might differ but both of them are recognized by colleges, universities and employers all around the world.

The Edexcel International Advanced Levels A-Levels modular system aims to test you on the application of each unit, and hence a student can choose to repeat a single unit on its own, without having to repeat an entire level.

Only the highest mark scored in any attempt will automatically be taken into account.

The Cambridge Board, on the other hand, is linear-based. Students attempt to take the examinations in two stages, AS & A2 Level.

Students unsatisfied with any of their individual units must re-sit the entire level, i.e. either AS or A2, and only the last score will automatically be taken into account.

The best A-Levels Pre-Law course at KDU University College

KDU College  Damansara Jaya and KDU University College Penang has been offering the A-Levels for more than 20 years.

The A-Level programme at KDU College Damansara Jaya is internationally recognised as the gateway to degree courses in various fields. KDU Damansara Jaya has

KDU's Wong Jin Eu, winner of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award, being the Top in Malaysia for History (A-Level) studying History at Oxford University, UK

KDU’s Wong Jin Eu, winner of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award, being the Top in Malaysia for History (A-Level) studying History at Oxford University, UK

long maintained an impressive track record of a high percentage of its students scoring straight A’s, since 1983.

In the June 2012 Examination Session saw 40% of students scoring straight A’s in the Advanced Subsidiary exam.

Since 1983, KDU College  Damansara Jaya A-Level students have readily gained acceptance into prestigious universities in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore, based on their excellent results.

KDU students once again have done the university proud by winning top honours at the recent Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony for June 2012.

Heading the list is KDU’s Best Overall Student, Jolyn Tan Lay Shian (Arts), a JPA-sponsored student, who garnered two awards in the June 2012 examinations.

She won the Top in the World award for Accounting (A-Level) as well as the First Place in Malaysia – Best Across 3 A-Level Subjects award. Jolyn is currently pursuing her Degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick, Coventry

Another notable high achiever is Wong Jian Eu, a home schooled student through O-Levels who won the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award – Top in Malaysia forHistory (A-Level).

After much hard work and diligence, Wong Jin Eu is now living hisdreams after being accepted to read History at the University of Oxford.

Two others who made into KDU UC’s roll of honour are Yvonne Ng Ee Lyn, a JPA sponsored student and Song Cai Li, a Petronas sponsored student, who both won theOutstanding Cambridge Learner Awards-Top in the World for Mathematics (A-Level).

The best A-Levels Pre-Law course at KDU University College Penang

KDU University College Penang proves once again that it is the best college in Penang for the A-Levels with Cheah Chung Yin, scoring 8 A’s in the GCE A-Level examination is an “unbelievable

Cheah Chung Yin, KDU College Penang, creates history by scoring 8As in the GCE A-Levels

Cheah Chung Yin, KDU College Penang, creates history by scoring 8As in the GCE A-Levels

achievement” as it is considered one of the toughest pre-university examinations in the world, possibly creating history in the World GCE A-Level Examination.

Chung Yin who is an ex-SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth student, scored distinctions for his
Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, Further Mathematics,
Mathematics, Physics papers, as well as A stars in two of them.

KDU Penang takes pride in producing students with outstanding A-level results since its
establishment in 1996. Inter alia, the Centre for Pre-University Studies (CPUS) has amongst its records Top in Malaysia/Top in the World awards, 45% of straight-A’s.

“A lot of people advised me against taking so many papers but I always knew what I wanted to do,” said Cheah, who obtained distinctions in Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics, obtaining the coveted A star in two of the subjects.

With this stellar achievement which was a pleasant surprise for his lecturers at KDU University College Penang, Cheah is considering pursuing his education in one of the prestigious higher learning institutions, either in Europe or Australia.

Other notable mentions for academic excellence in the examinations include Chua Ping Chan, Ho Shou Hao, Law JunHui, and Lee Zhui Shin, who all scored 4 A stars in the examination.

Dr. Chong Beng Keok, the CEO & Principal of KDU University College Penang, who was clearly elated by the success of the students commented, “We have always been known for our students’ fantastic A-Levels results but this year’s achievement is extra special considering that we have managed to further increase our collective average percentage of A’s for all subjects in the recent examination. Overall, more than 45% of our A-Level students scored 3 A’s and above. I would like to commend the students’

The academic achievements of the students at KDU University College Penang proves that KDU is the best college for A-Levels in Penang.

One year A-Levels Pre-Law Programme at KDU University College Penang

KDU College Penang campus

KDU College Penang campus

One-year programme is available at KDU Penang. Even with the short duration, its well-planned and evenly-spaced programme across two semesters enables students to have ample time to
absorb the lessons well.

Thirteen years of past A-Levels examination paper compilation at KDU University College Penang

All CPUS students are given complete compilations of course syllabi and past–year examination papers as from October/November 2002. Through practises and discussions among classmates and with lecturers, students at KDU Penang are well-prepared for the real scrutiny.

Superb laboratories and facilities at KDU University College Penang

KDU University Penang is a purpose-built campus equipped with the latest science laboratories and personalised workstations to facilitate its students’ learning needs.

The school insists on letting the students using individual apparatuses, running their own experiments during class.

Largest pool of full-time A-level academic staff in Penang at KDU University College

KDU University Penang A-level students are being taught by committed, caring, full-time academic staff with around 12 years of teaching experience.

Each student is assigned a class advisor as the school understands that sound advice and good pastoral care is of paramount

I talked to EduSpiral on Facebook to find out which is the best place to study A-Levels to help me achieve my goals. I am glad I did. Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

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Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

importance throughout the studies.

There will also be parent-teacher meeting which is held every semester to communicate students’ tracked progress.

Dynamic learning experience at KDU University College Penang

In CPUS, the students are not confined to the four walls of classrooms, they are given the opportunities to gain valuable

experiences and learn new things which are not taught in textbooks.

The extra curriculum activities help to enhance their soft-skills and build their portfolios.

KDU University College Penang offers scholarships to deserving students who have done well in the SPM exams. Hostel accommodation is also provided for outstation students.

Student interested to register at KDU University College Penang may go to this link.

KDU University College Centre for Pre-University Studies ensures that besides the dissemination of theoretical knowledge, hands-on experiences are also introduced via projects.

In the 2013 A-Levels exams, the following KDU Penang students have achieved excellent results:

OCT / NOV 2013

No. Name Result
1 Lim Chun Jiat 4A’s*
2 Chan Zi Xin 2A’s* + 1A’s
3 Goh Song Jia 1A’s* + 3A’s

MAY / JUNE 2013

No. Name Result
1 Cheah Chung Yin 2A’s* + 6A’s
2 Chua Ping Chan 4A’s*
3 Ho Shou Hao 4A’s*
4 Law Junhui 4A’s*
5 Lee Zhi Sin 4A’s*
6 Ho Ching Khai 3A’s* + 1A
7 Teoh Sheng Qi 3A’s* + 1A
8 Hoo Yu Heng 2A’s* + 2A’s
9 Cassandra Tan Yee Ling 2A’s* + 2A’s
10 Poh Wei Church 3A’s*
11 Chan Chun Sam 2A’s* + 1A
12 Choo Jia Hui 1A* + 3A’s
13 Lee Zhi Zhen 1A* + 3A’s
14 Yoon Tien Ming 1A* + 3A’s
15 Teh Xue Kai 1A* + 2A’s
16 Chan Hsu-Lynn 3A’s + 1B
17 Yip Swee Yan 3A’s + 1B
18 Leong Ven Han 3A’s + 1C +1b
19 Chong Yu Shen 3A’s
20 Gan Quan Hong 3A’s
21 Hooi Zi Yang 3A’s
22 Low Jia Jun 3A’s

 

In the 2012 A-Levels exams, the following KDU Penang students have achieved excellent results:

1 Lee Chun Sian A*, A*, A*, A*
2 Justin Looi Su Min A*, A*, A, a
3 Chew Li Ean A*, A*, A
4 Bernard Yap Zhe Yang A*, A, A, A
5 Cheah Xing Yi A*, A, A
6 Quek Chia Ying A*, A, A
7 Ahmad Fikri b. Anwar Fadzil A, A, A, A
8 Loh Wan Jian A, A, A, A, b
9 Seah Jo Ling A*, A, B
10 Lim Ai Lynn A*, A, B
11 Tan Wei Ming A*, B, C
12 Yeoh Ann Jill A*, B, C
13 Lee Shaun Rui A, A, A, B
14 Loh Jing Ping A, A, B, B
15 Tay Shiek Lin A, A, B
16 Ching Ching Ming A, A, B, D

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  1. Asyraf Haiqal

    What is the best subjects combination for civil engineering?

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  2. i failed the spm and studied in scam institute and got unrecognised diploma in creative multimedia(skm), im jobless now, no money and qualification for further studies, my dreams are doing studies in Bsc Computer Science on National Singapore University(NUS) and MBA on Harvard university and becoming Entrepeneur.

    my question is ;

    is that possible that can i get scholarship for cambridge gce a level
    if i retake the spm(science stream)9 subject, get all 9 subject A+

    if the answer is yes

    lets say if i get 4.00 in A level, can i get scholarship for Bsc course on NUS

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  3. Hi. Good evening. Just wondering can I take foundation in Malaysia and then further my studies in overseas? And what is the difference between A levels and foundation?

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    • The Foundation is only recognised for entry into private universities in Malaysia while the A-Levels is internationally recognised for entry. Foundation from certain universities are accepted by overseas universities depending on what you plan to study. A-Levels is an international qualification that is exam-based while the Foundation is an internally-assessed private university programme that is a mixture of exam, coursework, quizzes and assignments. For more details, you can email me at info@eduspiral.com with your full name and mobile number.

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  4. I want to study for A-level in law but where should I go to? Which school is my best choice and what is the price for this?

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  5. Hello.
    I wish to study a levels for physics, chemistry and mathematics. Can you please advise which is the best college option with scholarship? And what’s the difference between Cambridge and exdecel a levels? Thanks in advance.

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  6. i wish to study as a private student.could you please advice me on the cost as a private student.

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  7. Hey. Which college/university is the best to take the a-levels to pursue medicine? Best as in the lecturers, results and place; conducive environment to study perhaps?

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  8. Can I know what’s the difference between 18 months A-level programme and 24 months A-level programme?

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  9. Cn i knw details of best A-levels universities or colleges in penang and kuala lumpur?

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  10. I would like to take A level, but there are too many colleges offering this program. Which is the best college offering this program?

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    • There is not one best college out there. There is a college that best suits your needs. You have to look at the lecturers most importantly and their experience, how long they have stayed with the college and produced how many top students. Next you consider the facilities and your budget. You can email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number for more details.

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  11. may i know at sabah there’s any of A-level prog? :/

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  12. Hi . Is there A level programmes for designing ? Which college offer this programme ?

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  13. Khor Wen Jiat

    Hi, I’m wenjiat and I am interested to study A-level for the July intake in either KBU or MCKL or HELP. Which college offers the cheapest A level program and which is the best college to take up science stream for A level? Or can you suggest other better colleges? Advice needed please~

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  14. Mohammed Abdullah Al Amin

    Hi. My name is Mohammed Abdullah Al Amin. I am a former student of MAZ International School. I am interested in joining a Alevel program at the earliest intake. My subjects of interests are Business, Economics and Mathematics. Currently I am looking for a good collage/university in Kuala Lumpur to do the Alevel program. Can u suggest a couple of collage/university in Kuala Lumpur that provide Business, Economics and Mathematics in their Alevel program?

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  15. What A-level subjects are needed to get into university to do Creative Writing? What colleges in Malaysia are recommended?

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  16. Can i study my foundation in UCSI and proceed my degree studies in other unis , perhaps overseas as well? Is it possible? Because every uni’s entry requirements are different, just in case i couldn’t meet UCSI’s entry requirements to proceed my degree studies , so i’m wondering if it’s possible to use it in other universities. Besides i’m thinking about going to overseas too.

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  17. hi… im planing on taking a level in either taylor, help college or ucsi university… the prob im facing is i dunno which to choose…can u gv me some advice pls…

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    • There are many factors in choosing the right university. They are your budget, location, campus facilities, student culture, lecturers’ experience and whether you like the student life at that particular university. Your question is too wide and needs to be narrrowed down. If you want more details, you may email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and mobile number.

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  18. i would like to know what is the BIG difference in CAL and Edexcel A level ? Which one is better ? TQ

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    • Academic system: The Cambridge A-Level programme follows a staged assessment route to A Level by taking the AS Level in one examination session and completing the final A Level assessments at a subsequent session. Some papers are actually practical papers, in which you have to do experiments and answer related questions. The Edexcel A- Level programme follows a modular system. Most Edexcel A-Level students would sit for 1-2 papers per subject at the end of every 5 to 6-month period.
      Examination board: Edexcel and CIE are both examples of UK examination boards which provide a range of exams and qualifications. All exam boards operate under the guidelines produced by the JCQ (Joint Committee for Qualifications). There is no difference in the level or degree of difficulty between the examination offered by Edexcel and CIE. The specifications of syllabuses might differ but both of them are recognized by colleges, universities and employers all around the world.

      Examination fees for Cambridge A-Level are lower than its Edexcel counterpart.
      Fewer modules per subject (max five) than Edexcel (max six).

      Please email me at info@eduspiral.com.my with your full name and hp number for more details.

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