Is A Level the Same Everywhere? Here’s How This College Is Doing It Differently
Sure, A Level uses a standardised curriculum but it's not conducted similarly at all colleges.
Updated 28 Aug 2023
The Cambridge A Level programme one of the most internationally recognised pre-university programmes in the world.
Since it's a standardised curriculum that's administered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), does it really matter which college you go to? Is A Level the same everywhere or are there some colleges that help you stand out from the crowd?
With over 50 years of academic experience, here's how this top pre-university college in Malaysia is giving you the right ammunition to excel in both your studies and your career goals.
#1. There’s an impressive University Placement Centre that gets you access to the world’s top universities
Do you dream of attending some of the top universities in the world such as the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and Imperial College London?
At Taylor’s College, your dreams are one step closer to becoming a reality!
Thanks to the Taylor’s University Placement Centre, you’ll be able to get through the tedious university application process with ease. The centre provides personalised consultation on entry requirements, university expectations and the application process, offers advice on interview preparation and gives you opportunities to engage with top universities worldwide.
Don’t just take our word for it — Taylor’s College has the credentials to back their claims. With more than 250 global partners and 20 years of experience, they have successfully placed over 7,000 graduates in top universities around the world including the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Melbourne and many more. So rest assured that you are in good hands!
#2. Their A Level curriculum includes learning skills training so you can take on any challenge thrown your way
Did you know that active learning skills is one of the top skills required in the future?
As part of their A Level programme, Taylor’s College will help you identify and discover different learning skills that can help you succeed academically and beyond. These critical skills, known as IsCoRe — Independent learning skills, Collaborative learning skills and Research skills — will mould you into a more confident person who can take on any task thrown at you.
You can think of it as tools in your arsenal that you can whip out depending on the situation. Struggling to ace Biology? Independent learning skills will teach you how to analyse your weaknesses so you can concentrate on specific study areas. Is a subject matter too complex for your understanding? Having the right research skills will allow you to find and evaluate useful information that’s relevant to your topic.
It’s no secret that A Level will demand a whole lot from you. But with Taylor’s Cambridge A Level, you can bet you’ll gain more than just academic success.
#3. You can boost your grades through their academic consultation and FLAME programme
For those vying for competitive degrees such as medicine and law at top universities, there can be a lot of pressure to ace these subjects.
At Taylor’s, you’ll be given ample support to pass your exams with flying colours.
For starters, academic consultation is offered to every student to address immediate areas of concern. For those struggling to keep up, there are enrichment classes that cover the subject material at a different pace compared to the normal classroom. In addition, revision modules and peer-to-peer tutoring are also available to boost your chances of scoring good grades.
To help you settle into college life, you'll also be assigned a mentor as part of the First-Year Learning and Mentoring Programme (FLAME). Not only will you have a safe space to reach out academically, but you'll also get support for your wellbeing to achieve your learning goals.
This means that if you ever find yourself falling behind on your lessons or needing guidance on how to improve your grades, Taylor’s College is 100% behind you to back you up.
#4. They can help turn your wildest design and business ideas into reality
A Level may open doors to many universities but it takes more than great results to stand out. Once you enrol at Taylor’s, this will be the least of your worries.
As part of their unique Taylor’sphere ecosystem, you can nurture your craft and creativity through the Taylor’s Me.reka Makerspace (TMM) and BizPod. These places can help you turn your wildest ideas — be it a product or a business idea — from concept to reality.
At TMM, you can fabricate your own products with 3D printers and laser cutters, make your own robots at the electronics lab and explore the field of gaming and machine learning through their Virtual Reality lab.
Inspired by successful student businesses that started in university a la Facebook, Snapchat and Reddit? The Taylor’s BizPod will give you access to successful mentors in the startup industry with an incubator programme to boot to help you embark on your entrepreneurial journey.
By taking advantage of these unique spaces at Taylor’s, you’ll be equipping yourself with an arsenal of future-proof skills. Not only will it increase your chances of getting into top universities but it’ll also amplify your value in the eyes of potential employers.
DID YOU KNOW
Taylor’s is the first institution to incorporate social innovation and entrepreneurship modules into their education programmes. Learn all about Taylor’sphere’s holistic learning ecosystem here.
#5. They make online learning fresh and exciting
Let’s face it — online learning can be a hit or miss.
Having established their Virtual Learning Environment in 2011, you can be confident that Taylor’s is miles ahead when it comes to e-learning tools and innovations.
At the forefront is the award-winning Taylor’s Integrated Moodle e-Learning System (TIMeS), an online platform that allows you to access course materials, take tests and quizzes and submit assignments — anywhere, anytime. It doesn’t stop there. To spice things up, you can also earn digital badges when you complete required activities, making your learning experience fun.
Missed a lecture? Don’t sweat it. With the ReWIND lecture capture system, you can fast-forward, rewind or skip to any lecture segment you want. Not only that, but Taylor’s also has a neat Lightboard Video Technology where lecturers can produce recorded videos of themselves explaining a concept, model or process on a brightly illuminated “learning glass”.