Cambridge Assessment International Education

Duration:
1.5 years

Intakes:
January, March, July

Campus:
HELP Damansara

Level of Study:
Pre-University

Faculty:
Department of A-Levels

Course Code:

About this course

  • CAIE is a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group (UCLES) and a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Cambridge International AS and A Levels are taken by over 175 000 students in more than 125 countries every year.
  • There are 350 000 entries for Cambridge International A Level annually and growing.

HELP A-Level Scholarship Scheme 2020

HELP A-Levels is a Winner! Whether you score 1 A or 10 As we have a Scholarship just for you! Our A-Level Scholarship Scheme 2020 gets you into the most affordable, established and globally recognised pre-university programme with renowned for its teaching quality. Our A Team of lecturers with proven track records will nurture you for admission to:
  • World ranked universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, Australian National University, LSE, Imperial College London, King’s College London
  • Leading private and public universities in Malaysia.

No Interview is required. This scholarship is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarships can be awarded based on mid-term, trial or provisional exam results . If the final SPM/O-level results are better, the scholarship amount will be increased; if lesser, the amount will not be affected. * Terms & Conditions Apply

Total Course Fees

RM 35,000 (4 subjects), RM 28,000 (3 subjects)

Subject Listing

MINIMUM 3 OR MAXIMUM 4

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry or Law
  • Physics or Accounting
  • Biology or Economics
  • Further Mathematics or English Literature
 

Assessment

100% EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS IN 2 PHASES

  • Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level)
  • A2 Level
 
EXAMINATION SESSIONS
  • May/June
  • October/November

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

SPM / O-Level:
5 Credits (with a pass in Bahasa Melayu & Sejarah for SPM students) or equivalent qualification.

Academic Pathway

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University College London
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • Thr University of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • National University of Singapore
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Austrialian National University
  • Havard University
  • Stanford University
  • Princetion University
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of California
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University College Dublin
  • and many more

FAQs

  • CAIE is a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group (UCLES) and a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Cambridge International AS and A Levels are taken by over 175 000 students in more than 125 countries every year.
  • There are 350 000 entries for Cambridge International A Level annually and growing.
  • Getting The Edge (GTE) for Personal & Leadership Development: In order to cultivate leadership and organisational skills, students are encouraged to participate in the prestigious GTE programme. Under this programme, students get to work closely with our most experienced lecturers on various winning science projects, participate in creative writing and drama workshops, challenging yet fun mathematic workshops and to develop the technological skills through the multimedia workshops.
  • Centre of Excellence: The Department of A-Levels at HELP University College was accorded the Centre of Excellence award by Edexcel International, UK for exceptional delivery of the London Examinations GCE A-Levels, in recognition of HELP’s superior facilities, outstanding quality of teaching by qualified and experienced lecturers, and for the excellent pastoral support available to their students.
  • The A-team: HELP A-Level lecturers are not only experienced, but also dedicated. We have an indisputable great team of lecturers to guide and motivate our students to strive for excellence
  • Superior Facilities: HELP offers state-of-the-art facilities, especially the Curie Science labs, which are equipped with top quality apparatus and safety features. These labs are acclaimed to be among the best in the world by the A-Levels Biology Chief Examiner from the UK.
  • Outstanding Track Record: 39% of our students scored outstanding straight As and attained an impressive passing rate of more than 90%. Many are also admitted to prestigious universities worldwide with scholarships.
  • University Placement Service Centre: Dedicated staff from this centre to assist A-Level students in their application for admission to universities worldwide and in their bid to secure scholarships.
  • Unique Pastoral Care: Each A-Level student at HELP is assigned to a mentor, usually a lecturer, who serves to monitor and guide the student on academic performance and also advise on application for university admission. A team of counsellors from the Center of Psychology also provides a range of mental health and leadership programmes and personal counselling services for A-Level students at HELP.
  • Students take the A-Level examinations conducted by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) in two phases: AS Level and A2 Level.
  • AS Level will account for 50% of the marks while Advanced Two (A2) Level the other 50%.
  • Students who complete the correct pattern of AS level units (usually 2 or 3 units at this level, depending on the subject) will be awarded an AS level certificate.
  • A2 refers to the final stage of A-Levels. Students who have successfully completed AS units in a subject move on to do A2, which are of a higher standard.
  • Completing the correct sequence of subjects at both AS and A2 level means students have finished a full A level in a subject.
  • University places often need a number of grades at A-Level (so both AS + A2 in a subject) but completed AS awards also attract UCAS points and are often counted towards university entrance.
  • Academic system: The Cambridge A-Level programme follows a staged assessment route to A Level by taking the AS Level in one examination session and completing the final A Level assessments at a subsequent session. Some papers are actually practical papers, in which you have to do experiments and answer related questions. The Edexcel A- Level programme follows a modular system. Most Edexcel A-Level students would sit for 1-2 papers per subject at the end of every 5 to 6-month period.
  • Examination board: Edexcel and CAIE are both examples of UK examination boards which provide a range of exams and qualifications. All exam boards operate under the guidelines produced by the JCQ (Joint Committee for Qualifications). There is no difference in the level or degree of difficulty between the examination offered by Edexcel and CAIE. The specifications of syllabuses might differ but both of them are recognized by colleges, universities and employers all around the world.
  • Examination fees for Cambridge A-Level are lower than its Edexcel counterpart.
  • The CAIE is internationally recognized by universities around the world including all UK universities and over 450 US universities including Harvard, Yale, MIT and Stanford.
  • At HELP, there are packages of subject combinations for students keen to pursue a career in Law, Accounting, Medical Science and Engineering. These combinations will provide students with a balanced mixture of subjects to meet the entry requirements at university level. Our counsellors and staff will assist students in choosing the best subjects to prepare them for their university studies.
  • The number of A-Levels you take depends on a number of things. In particular, it can depend on the reason you are taking A-Levels. If you are taking the A-Levels as a stepping stone to university, then the number you take may depend on what the university requires or the number of UCAS points you need to get into your course. You should check with the universities you are thinking of targeting to see how many they want you to have.
  • For UK universities, students need a minimum of two A Level passes. At HELP, students need to choose a minimum of 3 A Level subjects and maximum of 4 subjects.
  • Nine different subject syllabuses are available. All subjects are offered at both AS and A2 Level.
  • Critical Thinking Skills or Social Skills are basically subsidiary papers and non-traditional subject – not an entry requirement into universities.
  • Some colleges impose this subject to have their lecturers fulfil their annual workload hours.
  • At HELP, our A-Level lecturers have been trained to infuse the Critical Thinking Skills in each subject offered. This exposes you to real life scenarios via “stretch and challenge” approach adopted in the teaching and learning effort. Learning becomes much more interesting as you are able to relate to the knowledge acquired to real life application of it.
  • No. However, unit 3 of science subjects is a practical examination in which students are assessed based on their laboratory skills. The practical is conducted up to 2 hours under controlled conditions. The whole unit is marked by CAIE.
  • For sciences, you need to take three units to be awarded an AS Level Certificate and five units to be awarded an A Level Certificate.
  • However, for other subjects such as Accounting, Mathematics, Economics and English Literature students need to take two units to get an AS Level Certificate and four units to get an A Level Certificate.
  • To get an A Level Certificate for Further Mathematics, students are required to take all the two units at A2 level.
  • Results for May/June sessions are issued in August
  • Results for October/November sessions are issued in January
  • Fees are paid according to the number of subjects a candidate enters.
  • Date of registration for each session is uploaded at HELP portal for students.
  • You can discuss your options with your subject lecturer. It is possible to retake subjects.
  • However, students unsatisfied with any of their individual units must re-sit the entire level.
  • Also, some university courses, such as medicine, sometimes require students to have taken all their AS or A2 units in a single sitting without any re-sits.
  • It might be worth considering having the paper remarked.
  • You require an average of 90% in your both AS and A2 units to qualify for an A*. If a student scored very highly in AS and only got grade A in A2, but overall uniform mark scale (UMS) is 90% or above, it’s an A*
  • CAIE has its own website which gives access to a very wide range of support materials. You can download for free the syllabuses and past papers from the CAIE website. CAIE offers curriculum support materials specifically designed for students on the Cambridge Students website: http://www.cambridgeinternational.org

Why A-Levels @ HELP?

 
  • HELP has coached A-Level students to enter the world’s top universities
  • Holder of the highest record 101 World Top Awards together with another 37 National Awards
  • Unique Pastoral Care: each student is assigned to a mentor who monitors and guides him or her on academic performance and provides advice on applications for university admission.
  • ..and many more