A Level Sunway University College

A Level Sunway University College

Sunway College has been preparing students since 1994 for the A Level Sunway University College – General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced-Level qualification through examinations set and assessed by Cambridge International Examinations.

A Level Sunway University College – Cambridge is the world’s largest provider of international educational qualifications with more than 1,100 examination centres across the globe. More than 50 such centres are currently operating in Malaysia alone. Any centre which proves its worth through a superior delivery system that produces excellent results in the biannual examinations is accorded the status of a Fellowship Centre. Only three centres in Malaysia have attained this elite status and Sunway University is one of them!

The GCE A Level qualification places emphasis on in-depth knowledge, deep understanding, strong reasoning abilities and critical thinking. It is arguably the most widely recognised pre-university qualification in the world, readily accepted as proof of superior academic ability for entry into world-class universities around the world.

The Cambridge A-Level curriculum provides a firm bedrock of fundamental knowledge by guaranteeing comprehensive coverage in the breadth and depth of each subject offered. Students are assessed for their mastery of subject matter, their application of knowledge and understanding to everyday scenarios and their ability to think critically in unfamiliar situations. In the Sciences, a fair part of the assessment involves the demonstration of laborator-based skills.

Intakes

January, March, July and September

Examinations

June and November

Duration

15 months – 21 months

Entry requirements

Five (5) credits in SPM, O-Level or
equivalent with at least credit in SPM
English or its equivalent.

Cambridge GCE A-Level Programme

Structure

The Cambridge A-Level curriculum provides a firm bedrock of fundamental knowledge by guaranteeing comprehensive coverage in the breadth and depth of each subject offered. Students are assessed on their mastery of subject matter, their application of knowledge and understanding to everyday scenarios and their ability to think critically in unfamiliar situations. In the Sciences, a fair part of the assessment involves the demonstration of laboratory-based skills.

Assessment & examinations

The A-Level syllabi are divided into the AS Level, which is the first half of the programme and forms the foundation of A-Level, and the A2 Level which is the second part of the syllabus and covers more advanced topics; each level contributes 50% towards the final A-Level grade.

The examination papers at both the AS and A2 Levels are set and marked by examiners from Cambridge International Examinations.

1.5-year programme AS examinations End of Semester 2
( 3 semesters ) A2 examinations End of Semester 3
(4 semesters) A2 examinations End of Semester 4

 

Choice of subjects

The A-Level subjects offered are:

Accounting

Biology

Chemistry

Economics

Further Mathematics

Mathematics

Law

Physics

Psychology

Students are advised to choose a minimum of three (3) or a maximum of four (4) A-Level subjects. Thinking Skills is off ered at AS Level only. We encourage students to consider Thinking Skills as a fourth or additional subject to strengthen their university applications.

Pre-Medicine & Pre-Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
Pre-Engineering & Pre-Science

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics*
  • Economics
Pre-Business & Pre-Law

  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Psychology

* To be taken as a fourth subject in addition to Mathematics; offered to the January and July intakes only.

Throughout the course, students are advised, counselled and given help on university applications and placement. While at Sunway we provide counselling and guidance to our students in choosing appropriate subject combinations, students are strongly advised to carry out whatever research is necessary, as tertiary course requirements can change over time, and universities can differ greatly with regard to standards and preferences.

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