Sunway University A Level
Sunway University A Level; Sunway College has been preparing students since 1994 for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced-Level qualification through examinations set and assessed by Cambridge International Examinations.
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 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.
Sunway University A Level Intakes
The Sunway University A Level are normally in January, March, July and September
June and November
Duration of Sunway University A Level
15 months – 21 months
Entry requirements of the Sunway University A Level
Five (5) credits in SPM, O-Level or
equivalent with at least credit in SPM
English or its equivalent.
Key Benefits of the Sunway University A Level
Outstanding Track Record
Sunway has enjoyed established tradition of academic excellence and track record of good results since the 1990s. Our overall pass rates have been consistently above 98% and in 2012 we achieved a 100% pass rate with 45% of our candidates scoring straight As and A*s. Sunway students have also been awarded Top Student Awards by Cambridge International Examinations annually.
The Sunway A-Level programme is proud to be one of only three Cambridge International Fellowship Centres in Malaysia, and one of 60 Fellowship Centres worldwide.
University Placement Assistance & Guidance
Our A-Level students have successfully gained admission into many world-class universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, the London School of Economics, Imperial University College London, Harvard, MIT, NUS, NTU, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University.
Excellent Preparation for University
The A-Level curriculum offers comprehensive coverage in the breadth and depth of subjects. Students are assessed on their mastery of content, and the ability to think critically and apply knowledge to solve problems. Students taking science subjects will also be assessed on their practical and laboratory skills.
A Wealth of Qualifications, Experience and Commitment
Many of Sunway’s lecturers have taught the A-Level programme for many years, and they provide invaluable resource and advice to students to achieve good grades and secure admission into prestigious universities.
Caring & Effective Mentoring
Each A-Level student has an academic mentor who will guide and monitor his or her academic progress, advise, and prepare references for applications to universities. A constructive mentor-mentee relationship is fostered as part of the course.
Structure and programmes of the Sunway University A level
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:
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
||Pre-Engineering & Pre-Science
||Pre-Business & Pre-Law
* 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.