Taylor’s College Cambridge A Levels (CAL) students celebrate another year of excellence as 17 students are offered into the Top 10 universities of the world*, which 8 of them received offers from University of Cambridge, 4 received offers from University of Oxford and 5 receiving offers from Imperial College London.
These offers came as no surprise as the students showcased extraordinary achievements in their exams as well as various activities in college. The awards ceremony, which was held on 7 February 2015 at Taylor’s College, recognised the students’ achievements with a whopping 71.3% of the graduates scoring a minimum of 4As in the November 2014 examinations.
Lim Tou Boon, the President of Taylor’s College congratulates the CAL students on their achievements. “As they embark on their journey in pursuit of success, students will need to define what success means to them. These students had seized the opportunity to have the right start in college, acquiring learning skills, life skills and leadership skills to succeed in university and beyond.”
Emily Chan Yin Teng, who gained admission into the University of Cambridge, scored 4As in the November 2014 exams and received the Top in the World award for Mathematics. She expressed her excitement on the offer, “I am so happy and can’t wait to start university. I believe that the life skills and leadership skills such as time management and interpersonal skills also help to build my confidence. I’ve always enjoyed learning and these additional skills allow me to learn new things every day.”
Grace Mah Yen Ru and Chua May Yean, who also received offers from University of Cambridge, shared their experiences from their studies, “Taylor’s College CAL is a very well-rounded programme and we get to participate in debates, discussions and team works where we continuously acquire new learning experiences,” says Grace.
May Yean shared some tips to do well in exams, “Prioritising time between studies and college activities are important. To achieve our goals, we are guided to stay focused and keep recharging ourselves, and learn to be interdependent learners, exchanging ideas and knowledge which also develop into a strong bonding exercise amongst peers.”
One of the recipient of Taylor’s College President Awards this year is Chong Cher Lynn, who scored an astonishing 5As in CAL November 2014 exams, is an active participant in community service projects. She led a team of CAL students to Borneo to help a community in need, based on their own initiative. “Taylor’s College supported us all the way, from the moment we submitted the proposal till the end of our project. The experience here allows me to have a clear focus on what I want to achieve and being able to learn to lead myself as well as others.”
As the largest independent centre in the world, the Taylor’s College Cambridge A Level programme (CAL) integrates the skills required with solid preparation for academic transition into top universities around the world.
Students are guided 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 studies and achieve their university and career goals.
Every year, Taylor’s College places more than 1,000 students into the top 200 universities in the world.
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015