Top Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) GCE A-Levels at KDU Penang


Best Cambridge (CIE) A-Levels Programme at KDU Penang University College

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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.

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.

Students after SPM or O-Levels will need at least 5 credits to enter the Cambridge A-Level programme at the top rank KDU Penang University College. Scholarships are available at KDU Penang for top performing students in the SPM or O-Level exams.

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Top Rank KDU Penang University College Offers the Best Cambridge (CIE) A-Levels in Penang

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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.

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. 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.

You can now sit for the A-level examination in two phases:  at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) and at A2 level.

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.

Choose to Study at the Best College for Cambridge A-Levels in Penang

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

After SPM, students can choose the popular A-Levels before going on to university studies. 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, it is 18 months in duration depending on which college and intake. Students planning to take Law, can go for the 1-year Pre-Law programme at KDU College Penang.

Top Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) GCE A-Level at KDU Penang University College

KDU College was founded in 1983 with its main location in Petaling Jaya made it one of the first private colleges in Malaysia to have its own purpose-built campus.

KDU College Penang (KDU Penang) began her chapter when she opens her door to enrol the first batch of students in 1991. Since then, KDU Penang University College has grown by leaps and bounds. Now, KDU Penang houses more than 2,500 students who hail from neighbouring states in the Northern Region as well as foreign countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, China, Mongolia, Japan and Europe. The college provides excellent labs and facilities for her students. Accommodation is also available for outstation students.

KDU Penang University College is one of the pioneers of the Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia and has consistently produced top achievers in the A-Levels for the past 20 years.

A-Levels Science lab at KDU College Penang

A-Levels Science lab at KDU College Penang

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

What are the courses all about? 
  • You can now sit for the A-level examination in two phases:  at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) and at A2 level.
  • The objective of this structure is to prepare you in mastering the skills crucial for tertiary education.
  • The examinations are assessed by an external board: the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
  • This pre-university qualification is a widely-recognised national and international qualification.

Why Study Cambridge A-Levels at KDU Penang University College?

  • Library at KDU College Penang

    Library at KDU College Penang

    World Scorers and Top A-Level Results

  • 45% of KDU College Penang A-Levels Students score 3As and above in their A-Level examinations!
  • Highly experienced lecturers with around 13 years teaching experience
  • Fourteen years of past examination paper compilation
  • Subject syllabi and past-year papers as from October/November 2002.
  • Superb laboratories and facilities
    KDU College Penang has the latest science laboratories and personalised workstations to facilitate our students’ learning needs. KDU Penang insists that their students using individual apparatuses, running their own experiments during class.
  • Largest pool of full-time A-Level academic staff in Penang
    KDU Penang A-Levels students are taught by committed, caring, full-time academic staff with around 12 years of teaching experience in A-Level. Each student is assigned a class advisor as they understand that sound advice and good pastoral care is of paramount importance during your studies.
  • Parent-teacher meeting is held every semester to communicate your tracked progress.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) A-Level Subjects offered at KDU Penang University College

Entry Requirement for the Cambridge A-Levels at KDU Penang

GCE ‘A’ Level (18-month programme)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
SPM Science5 Credits including Additional Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and English. Pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.Humanities / Pre-Law5 Credits in any subject. Pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.
GCE ‘O’ Level Science5 Credits including Additional Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and English.Humanities / Pre-Law5 Credits in any subject

What subjects will you study in the Cambridge A-Levels at KDU College Penang?

PROGRAMMES A-Level Science (1.5 years) A-Level Humanities  Pre-Law
DURATION 1.5 years 1 year 1 year
INTAKE Jan, April & July Jan & April Jan & April
SUBJECTS Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics & General Paper Law, Mathematics, Economics, Business Studies & General Paper Business Studies, Law

Recommended A-Level subject combination for subsequent degree studies in:
(Recommended minimum: 3 subjects)

  • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Bio-Tech, Bio-Med, Optometry, Veterinary:
    KDU College Penang students are taught by qualified and experienced full time lecturers

    KDU College Penang students are taught by qualified and experienced full time lecturers

    Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and/or Biology

  • Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Actuarial Science:
    Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and/or Further Mathematics
  • IT, Computing, Multimedia, Game Design:
    Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and/or Further Mathematics
  • Law, Social Work, Language:
    Economics, Law, History and/orBusiness Studies and/or Literature in English
  • Business, Accounting, Marketing:
    Economics, Mathematics, Accounting and/or Law and/or Business Studies
  • Communication, Social Science, Media Studies, Politics, Advertising:
    Law, Business Studies, History and/or Economics and/or Literature in English

KDU Penang University College A-Levels Students Have Successfully Entered Top Ranked Universities in the World

Truly global and intercontinental, KDU College boasts a healthy spread of successful placements into top ranking universities.

Top students come to KDU College Penang for a great learning experience

Top students come to KDU College Penang for a great learning experience

  • University College of London
  • King’s College
  • Manchester University
  • Nottingham University
  • Bristol University
  • University of Cardiff
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • University College Dublin
  • Drake University
  • Singapore National University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Moscow Medical Academic
  • Ramachandran University
  • Australian National University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Tasmania
  • Waikato University
  • Shanghai Second Medical University

A-Level Top Scorers at KDU Penang University College

In the June 2014 Cambridge International Examinations, NG RUI HAO achieved TOP IN THE WORLD for AS Mathematics

Mr Ng Rui Hao and Ms Venetia Wong Shin Yee, students from KDU College Penang were being conferred the June 2014 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards - Top in the World (AS Mathematics) and Top in the World (AS Business Studies) A-Levels categories respectively

Mr Ng Rui Hao and Ms Venetia Wong Shin Yee, students from KDU College Penang were being conferred the June 2014 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards – Top in the World (AS Mathematics) and Top in the World (AS Business Studies) A-Levels categories respectively

while VENETIA WONG SHIN YEE achieved TOP IN THE WORLD for AS Business Studies. In 2013, CHEAH CHUNG YIN who score 2A*’s + 6A’s obtained the prestigious ASEAN Scholarship to enter the National University of Singapore for the Double Degree in Materials Science & Engineering (B.Eng.) and Physics (B.Sc.).

KDU College Penang’s A-Levels students have gained acceptance into some of the world’s top universities. Among them

was Ho Shou Hou, who was awarded a Chancellor Scholarship by the University of British-Columbia in Canada, where he is currently pursuing Computer Science. Ho had scored 4A’s in the 2012 GCE A-Level examinations and 113 out of 120 in the TOEFL examination

Another top student, Scott Ooi Chiu Phu, attained full scholarship in Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia two years ago. His peer, Ahmad Fikri Anwar Fadzil also secured full scholarship at the same university.

Brandon Teh Yuen Lin and Vanessa Mae Ren Chong, who were top scorers in the GCE A-Level in 2008, also received full scholarships from their respective universities in the US and UK.

They obtained full scholarship for Computer Engineering from the University  of Kansas, USA. Mae, a JPA scholar, successfully graduated from the prestigious King’s College recently with a Bachelor of Science.

Top A-Level Performers from KDU Penang University College in 2013 in the GCE ADVANCED LEVEL

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
23 Melisa Lim Ying Yee 2A’s + 2B’s
24 Ong Tze Ern 2A’s + 2B’s
25 Ong Yang Chyi 2A’s + 2B’s
26 Dickson Neoh Di Sheng 2A’s + 1B +1a
27 Teoh Rui Fang 2A’s + 1B
28 Yee Min Juey 2A’s + 1B
29 Teo Hui Jia 2A’s + 1B

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