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FAQs : A-LEVEL CAMBRIDGE PROGRAMME

 

  1. What is the A-level Cambridge Programme?

 

The A-level Cambridge programme is an international academic programme administered by University of Cambridge Assessment International Education, which is a department of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

 

  1. What is the difference between the IB programme and the A-level programme?

 

The IB programme is another international academic programme administered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) which is situated in Geneva, Switzerland. Both programmes are accepted by international universities for admission of students into professional degree programmes such as medicine and engineering.

 

  1. How long is the A-level programme?

 

The A-level is a 2-year international programme.

 

  1. What are the types of degree programmes sponsored by MARA through the A-level programme?

 

BSc (Honours) of Engineering and Accounting .

 

  1. When will the students sit for their A-level exams?

For intake 2017

Level 1 (Advanced Subsidiary, AS )        -           May/June 2018

Level 2 (Advanced Level, A-level)           -           June 2019

 

  1. What are the subjects that will be taken in the A-level programme?

 

All students must take a combination of at least 3 subjects to fulfill MARA and university requirements:

 

Engineering           :           Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

Accounting                    :   Mathematics, Economics and Accounting

 

Besides these subjects, students also take English for the IELTS certification, Computing (Engineering only) and Religious Studies which are assessed at the college level.

 

Studemts are also required to write one Mini Thesis (2000 - 2500 words) based on the students own research, of which the subject and title are decided by the student, but monitored and supervised by a lecturer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What are the conditions that need to be fulfilled for a student to go overseas?

 

The student must get a minimum of 13 points (3A’s  or  2A’s and 1B or 1A and 2 B’s) from 3 subjects offered at the A-level programme to get sponsorship by MARA.  The student also has to attend and pass the Biro Tata Negara course and meet the English proficiency requirement by the university such as IELTS

 

                              A  = 5 points

                              B  = 4 points

                              C  = 3 points

                              D  = 2 points

                              E  = 1 point

 

  1. If a student gets less than 13 points, what will happen to them?

 

Students/ parents have to find alternative programmes for further study. However , MARA will assist students to find  placement in local universities for a similar course.

 

  1. How long has Kolej MARA Seremban been offering the A Level programme?

 

This July 2018 intake is the nineteenth batch.

 

  1. How was the performance of the A-level students previously?

 

Previously, on the average, between 80 % of our students pursued their studies overseas.

 

  1. How is the teaching and learning conducted in KMS?

 

Classes are kept small with the maximum of 25 students and learning is through group discussions, lectures and tutorials.

 

  1. Do students have to buy text books?

 

Text books and other reference books can be bought at the College’s Cooperative Shop.

 

  1. Do students have to pay any examination fees?

 

MARA will pay all examination fees but if students are repeating a paper then they will have to pay the examination fee for the paper concerned.

 

 

  1. Who can we contact to get more information about our son/daughter while they are at KMS?

 

The Director, Deputy Director (Student Affairs & Academic Affairs), A level Examination Officer can be contacted at 06-7622372 or fax: 06-7634891 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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