THE Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has awarded Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) the Outstanding Learner Awards for its students' excellent performance in the May/June 2021 exam series for AS level and full A level.
With 11 awards won in 2021, the college notes an ongoing steady increase in achievements in recent years – six awards in 2017, seven in 2018 and nine in 2019. No awards were given out in 2020 due to the predicted grade system in operation that year.
This year's winnings reflect the students' academic excellence on both national and international stages and were achieved by 10 of its current seniors and June 2021 graduates, with one student having received two awards.
While its Top in Malaysia Award recipients faced countrywide competition from hundreds of students in their year classes, the Top in the World Award recipients faced international competition from thousands of students.
CAIE AS and full A level exams are endorsed by more than 130 countries and there will be more than 500,000 subject entries per year.
The college’s award winners are usually enrolled into top international universities around the world.
Six current award recipients – those who graduated in June 2021 – are going to renowned universities such as University College London, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and the University of Nottingham.
Besides that, the University Relations Department shared that five students have received conditional offers for the University of Oxford, two from University of Cambridge and another two 2022 graduates will be joining other leading UK universities.
KYUEM students have also received conditional offers from Ivy league universities in the United States.
How are these results achieved?
To give students a balanced college experience, pastoral care is administered through tutors, teachers, house parents and peer groups providing a net through which nobody would slip.
Teaching and learning proceeds in modern, well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and lecture theatres, with numerous digital and textual academic materials available to students at its Resource Centre.
These facilities are augmented by the Cyber Lounge and Net Zone set aside for student-centered group learning.
Meanwhile, 60% of academic staff have postgraduate qualifications such as master’s degrees and PhDs and 4% of teaching staff have more than 10 years of subject-specific experience.
Tomorrow’s Malaysia needs young people with a cosmopolitan skill set. It requires innovators, communicators and facilitators who are adaptive and independent.
KYUEM’s co-curricular programme aims to develop the potential of all its students through sports, debate, critical thinking and cultural appreciation – this programme assists the academic curriculum of every student.
The college is now open for applications for its next two-year study programme, starting mid-July.
For more information, visit www.kyuem.edu.my or call 03-64601234 (Marketing Department).