Taylor's College Students Bring Home an Impressive 1,543 As in the Cambridge A Levels November Exam Results
Taylor’s College Cambridge A Level students collectively scored a total of 1,543 As (1,008 of them being A*) in the November 2013 Cambridge International Examinations, an all-time high achievement for the college.
This outstanding achievement reflects the results of an intentional focus on enhancing the quality of the Cambridge A Level (CAL) programme offered by Taylor’s College at both its Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas campuses.
Taylor’s College President Mr Lim Tou Boon expressed his pride about the overall standing of the students who sat for the November exams.
“I am proud of their achievement as this is evidence that our focus on teaching and learning innovations for student success is yielding positive results. We had 368, or 60% of the students attaining 3As and above in this examination, an increase of 300 students compared to the previous year’s results,” shared Mr Lim Tou Boon.
Students from the graduating class have gained admission into prestigious universities in the United Kingdom like University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics, and University College London. Students were also accepted into top Australian universities like University of Melbourne and Australian National University.
During the graduation ceremony, Mr Lim also presented three outstanding students from both campuses with the President’s Award for their record of excellence in both academic and extra-curricular activities.
Karen Yung and Elden Choo Ee King from the Subang Jaya campus as well as Nareen Kaur Sidhu from the Sri Hartamas campus were honoured by Taylor’s College for their contributions to the Taylor’s community.
“At Taylor’s College, we ensure that students not only get the best learning experience through our focus on the mastery of learning skills in order to achieve exceptional academic results, but we also create opportunities that will cultivate their life skills and learning skills. These three students are testament of this success,” added Mr. Lim Tou Boon.
Karen, who had received offers to read law in the United Kingdom, aims to open up a centre for those in need of legal and professional advice after she completes her education.
Elden, who aspires to be a businessman, also aims to impact the local community he will be a part of by becoming a philanthropist.
For Elden, studying at Taylor’s College has allowed him the opportunity to learn how to think independently and creatively, a skill that he plans to fully utilise throughout his university life and the next phase of his life.
Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas student, Nareen, shared that her time at Taylor’s allowed her the opportunity to learn how to be flexible in her approach to learning.
“Lecturers made their classes a platform to enable students to learn how to think outside the box for their studies. This allowed me the experience of increasing my critical thinking skills,” said the petite girl who, throughout her studies at Taylor’s, coordinated 40 clubs in her role as the director of clubs and societies. She was also the assistant project manager for the Taylor’s Jog for Hope event in the first semester of her studies.
The Taylor’s CAL programme is offered both at the Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas campuses. Widely recognised as a pre-university centre for excellence, Taylor’s College has placed more than 7,500 students into the Top 200 universities of the world in the past seven years.
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for five to 19 year olds. Its qualifications are recognised by universities and employers worldwide.