Nurturing academic excellence

  • Education
  • Friday, 20 Sep 2019

KYUEM boasts exceptional facilities, while the environment is quiet and conducive to study in.

Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM), a full-boarding college set in over 20 hectares just 70km north of Kuala Lumpur, has reason to celebrate with the release of the results, published in August 2019, from its Cambridge A-Level students.

The educational institution reported in August 2019 that its July 2017 and January 2018 cohorts scored very well during the examinations – 93% scored in the range of grade A* to grade B, while 78% of all grades were either A* or A -- assuring the students of firm offers from distinguished universities. Additionally, 65% of students achieved at least three A grades, 28% of students achieved at least four A grades, 29% of students achieved at least three A* grades.

These results exceed those of last year, and to add to KYUEM’s success, eight of its students will enrol at the University of Cambridge and two at the University of Oxford this year. The university placement success this year is projected at 92% of students securing a place at either a firm or insurance choice university. Many of the students from KYUEM will already have received multiple offers from the finest universities in the UK, USA and Australia. Furthermore, every year several KYUEM students are awarded either “Best in the World” or “Best in Malaysia” for their performance in individual A-Level subjects.

How is this achieved?

KYUEM is recognised as a selective college that requires a strong academic performance from its students. While its students are actively encouraged to develop independence in their learning, the institution provides an exceptional range of support throughout the students’ time there. The college is an entirely residential college, and all KYUEM students are assigned to a pastoral tutor group incorporated into a “House” system, entrusted to a House Parent and overseen by the Student Services Department. Attached to this department is a fully qualified counsellor, and a Health Clinic with three qualified nurses. Its students live and work in an environment that is academically demanding and their emotional well-being is of immense importance.

Sound advice is provided to the students throughout their A-Level course by KYUEM’s Academic and University Relations Department liaisons. This helps maximise student potential and assists in securing the finest of higher education placements. We are acutely aware of changes in the global educational environment and the need to prepare our students to face the challenges that lie ahead. KYUEM receives frequent visits from admissions officers and senior academics of top universities, informing us all of the latest degree course opportunities, subject combinations, and likely grade requirements.

Infrastructure and Procedure

The college boasts exceptional facilities while the environment is quiet and conducive to study. Its relative isolation demands a high level of security which features round-the-clock patrols by security guards and an extensive CCTV camera network.

Every student has a private bedroom in a variety of accommodation types while classes are set in very new and refurbished classrooms, 10 science laboratories, a “cyber lounge” and an IT laboratory. A recently renovated Resource Centre with a multitude of texts and an AV room add to the list of facilities, while sporting facilities include a dedicated Sports Hall with squash and badminton courts, a weight-training room, a football/rugby pitch and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

KYUEM’s teachers are highly-qualified International A-Level specialists who are and approved by the Ministry of Education. The college offers only Cambridge International AS and full A-Levels, delivered by dedicated, hard-working local and expatriate teachers. Their work is supplemented by numerous administrative and support staff.

Tomorrow’s Malaysia requires more than exam success. It requires young people with vision, leadership, and a maturity beyond their years, with a holistic outlook upon life that is developed through social, cultural and academic balance.

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