Cambridge A Level

Taylor's College
Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Qualification
Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
Contact the university / college
Intakes
February April July August
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 10,476
Total tuition fee (foreign)
$ 14,309

About this course

The Cambridge A Level is a widely recognised pre-university qualification around the world. The programme is based on the UK education system and is highly sought after by students after SPM.

With over 50 years of academic experience, Taylor's College has established itself as the Best Pre-University in Malaysia for this programme. Our curriculum and track records in academic excellence has resulted in the successful placement of our students into top universities of their choice.

Entry Requirements

• SPM

SCIENCE: Pass with minimum of 5 credits including English
Note: Prerequisites apply for Sciences, Mathematics and Literature in English

HUMANITIESPass with minimum of 5 credits including English
Note: Prerequisites apply for Mathematics and Literature in English 

• O Level

SCIENCE: Pass with minimum of 5 credits.
Note: Prerequisites apply for Sciences, Mathematics and Literature in English

HUMANITIES: Pass with minimum of 5 credits.
Note: Prerequisites apply for Mathematics and Literature in English

• UEC

SCIENCE: Pass with minimum 3Bs including Mathematics, English and one Science subject
Note: Prerequisites apply for Science subjects

HUMANITIES: Pass with minimun 3Bs including Mathematics and English

• OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Any other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline. Readers are responsible to verify the information by contacting the college's Admissions Department.

Curriculum

EXAMINATION STRUCTURE

Our Cambridge A Level programme offers a 100% exam-based assessment in divided into two stages and is ideal for applicants looking to pursue competitive degrees like Medicine and Pharmacy; or seeking entry into top universities in the world, especially in the UK.

The two stages in this A Level programme are:

  • Stage 1: Advanced Subsidiary (or better known as AS Level) : forms the foundation of A-Level,
  • Stage 2: A2 Level : covers more complex topics in your chosen subjects

Each stage contributes 50% towards your final grade.

 

SUBJECT OVERVIEW

We offer 12 subjects in this pre-university programme. Students are advised to choose a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 A Level subjects from there. When choosing what to study, pick subjects that you’re comfortable with or in line with your strengths. 

Accounting

Students can apply their accounting knowledge and understanding in order to analyse and present information, give reasoned explanations, and make better decisions. The syllabus covers the essentials such as the recording of financial information, accounting principles and control systems. Learn how to raise capital by shares and loans, study the preparation of cash flow statements, and more.

Biology

Study a combination of theoretical and practical studies that leads to an understanding of the biological molecules and cells. In the advanced subsidiary level, the syllabus covers the energy transfers in and between organisms, how organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment, genetics, populations, evolution, ecosystems and the control of gene expression.

Business

Students will understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. The syllabus covers economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues. It also develops a critical understanding of how organisations work and the markets they serve.

Chemistry

The subject provides a thorough understanding of key concepts, an in-depth knowledge of chemistry’s most important themes and strong practical skills. Among other topics, the syllabus covers atoms and forces, experiments and evidence gained, patterns in chemical behaviour and reactions, chemical bonds, as well as energy changes.

Computer Science

Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science. Topics covered include information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development, and relational database modelling. Students will gain computational thinking and problem-solving skills that can help develop computer-based solutions.

Economics

The syllabus covers a range of basic economic ideas, including an introduction to the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the measurement of employment and inflation, and the causes and consequences of inflation. Students also study the price system, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development.

Further Mathematics

The syllabus develops a set of transferable skills. These include the skill of working with mathematical information, as well as the ability to think logically and independently, consider accuracy, model situations mathematically, analyse results and reflect on findings. Learners can apply these skills across a wide range of subjects and the skills equip them well for progression to higher education or directly into employment. Learners will find that the additional time spent studying this subject will support their understanding of A Level Mathematics.

Law

The syllabus provides sound knowledge and understanding of law and its institutions in an ever-changing society. Students gain lifelong skills, including knowledge and understanding of the English legal system, Contract Law and Tort Law. They will also master the ability to analyse realistic scenarios and develop a greater command of language to express interpretation, reasoning, comment and judgement.  

Literature in English

Students can appreciate and respond to literature in English through reading and critical analysis of texts on the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. Set texts are offered from a wide range of different periods and cultures. Students will develop skills of writing creatively and persuasively, using appropriate styles, and in researching and managing information. 

Mathematics

Students will have a solid foundation in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. It helps to develop logical and reasoning skills that will be useful even in non-mathematical arenas. The topics covered include Pure Mathematics, Mechanics (for science students) and Probability and Statistics.

Physics

The syllabus provides experimental and practical science studies, enabling students to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge. The topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, deformation of solids, particle & nuclear physics, quantum physics, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction.

Psychology

The syllabus encourages an interest in and appreciation of psychology through an exploration of the ways in which research methodology. This includes the number of important research studies and application of psychology. The syllabus uses a wide variety of assessment techniques that will allow learners to show knowledge and understanding. The emphasis is on the development of psychological skills as well as the learning of psychological knowledge. AS Level provides solid understanding of psychology in areas of cognitive, social, biological and learning. A Level explores how psychology can be applied in in range of contexts such as abnormality, consumer behaviour, health and organisations.

 

RECOMMENDED SUBJECT COMBINATIONS

If you have an idea which bachelor’s degree you’d like to pursue next, consider these subject combination recommendations:

Core Subject: Mathematics and Chemistry

3rd and 4th Subject Selection

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Literature in English
  • Computer Science *
  • Economics
  • Psychology *

* Subjects not available for June Special Semester

 

Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Sciences *
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Dentistry *
  • Education
  • Engineering **
  • Environmental Science
  • Hospitality
  • Law
  • Mass Communication
  • Material Science and Surveying
  • Medical Courses*
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Veterinary *

Notes:

* Biology is required for Biomedical Sciences, Dentistry, Medical Courses and Veterinary.

** Physics is required for Engineering.

 

Core Subject: Biology and Chemistry

3rd and 4th Subject Selection

  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Psychology *

* Subject not available for June Special Semester

 

Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Accounting*
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Dentistry
  • Economics*
  • Education
  • Engineering**
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Sciences*
  • Hospitality
  • Law
  • Mass Communication
  • Material Science and Surveying
  • Medical Courses
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Veterinary

Notes:

* Mathematics is a requirement for Accounting, Economics and Health Science.

** Mathematics & Physics are required for Engineering.

 

Core Subject: Mathematics and Physics

3rd and 4th Subject Selection

  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics

 

Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

  • Engineering
  • Actuarial Science
  • Mathematics

 

Core Subject: Mathematics and Economics

3rd and 4th Subject Selection

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Further Mathematics
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science

 

Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Management Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Politics
  • Psychology

 

No Core Subjects

Any 3 or 4 Subjects Selection

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Literature in English*
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Economics

* Subject not available for April intake.

Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

  • Education
  • English
  • Hospitality
  • Law

 

Notes: 

* The subject choices are based on general entry requirements and feedback from universities. Students are encouraged to discuss their study plans with counsellors before arriving at a decision to ensure that the learning needs are met.

* Taylor's College may remove a subject given the circumstances where the student numbers are too small or due to situations beyond our control. Students will be counselled to opt for another subject.

  • Media Studies
  • Mass Communication
  • Politics
  • Psychology

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