IT’S that time of the year again when students who have just completed their SPM examinations will be checking out colleges pending their results.
Every student has a preferred method of learning and aspirations for the future.
Taylor's College SACE (South Australian Certification of Education) alumni Mohamad Zikri Afham Hasnan, who is currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at University of New South Wales, says: “I chose the SACE programme because the distribution of marks suits me, since 70% of the grade depends on multiple assessments, which is accumulated throughout my course to make up for my overall ATAR score. I don’t have to put pressure on myself to achieve in only one exam.”
Fellow SACE alumni Kuhan Vellan adds that he considers the “out of classroom” activities in the SACE programme one of the highlights of his college experience.
“For Economics Awareness Day, my classmates and I were assigned into groups and we had to come up with a video of us presenting on consumer protection. For the Accounting Fair, we were assigned to present on a topic regarding bitcoin, ” says Kuhan who now studies accounting and finance at University of Melbourne.
To excel in SACE, Kuhan – who received the SACE International High Subject Achievement Award for Malaysia in Accounting – says time management is essential.
“There are tests and assignments almost every week so managing time was important to make sure I was prepared, ” he says.
For Deva Rani Raja Sakar, choosing to be in the Foundation in Science programme helped her transition from secondary school to a tertiary institution seamlessly.
“The programme equips us with critical and creative thinking skills, an ability to work in teams, and a strong foundation in STEM subjects, ” she says.
She feels that Foundation is the best choice for her as students can opt to continue their degree programme at Taylor’s University or transfer to Taylor’s articulation partners for an overseas degree.
Studying during a pandemic, Deva Rani is grateful for the convenience and efficiency of Taylor’s online learning.
“The REWIND system in Taylor's is really helpful as it ensures students obtain all information delivered by the lecturers anytime, anywhere. The TiMES app keeps students on track and ensures they perform all their online tests, quizzes and assignments, ” she says.
As for Cambridge A Level (CAL) student Grace Lee Zhi Jing, she joined the CAL programme when she noticed the fruits of being taught by senior, experienced lecturers, and that many of her seniors were accepted into prestigious universities.
“It was motivating to see everyone around me working hard towards their aspirations in life. It was also inspiring to see students who have completed their A-levels in Taylor’s College continue their studies at prestigious universities such as Oxbridge, ” she says.
For more information on Taylor’s College pre-university programmes, join the Taylor’s Digital Open Day on April 3 and 10 at bit.ly/taylorscollegedod.