Yes, lab sessions are compulsory for all the 3 sciences.
The sessions are scheduled into student’s timetable at 2 hours/week/subject
The programme conducts both formative and summative based assessments. Formative assessments give the teacher and student important feedback on progress.
Summative assessments are evaluations of learning achievement.
The summative assessments include class test, semester and trial examinations.
The formative assessments will include quizzes, assignments, learning tasks, learning logs, presentations, research projects and surveys based on the requirement of specific subjects.
There are 4 levels of support provided within the programme which is currently under the purview of our Student Success Unit. The descriptions are as stated:
Cambridge A Levels @ Taylor’s is a 1.5 year programme consisting of 3 semesters (6 months each).
The current CAIE syllabus requires students to understand the depth of the curriculum and apply the knowledge gained in real time scenarios. As such, students are expected to equip themselves with the necessary skills to collaborate and learn independently.
Although the syllabus does not specifically prescribe industrial visits as the outcomes the knowledge to be gained can be obtained via various activities which may include a whole range of problem based learning, onsite experiential learning and collaborative learning activities. These channels are provided for in the scheme of work that is prepared for each intake by the relevant departments.
The Cambridge A Levels has been recognised as the gold standard University preparatory programme which allows students entry into any top universities in the world. The rigor of the curriculum prepares a student to face the challenges of any intended course and is a benchmark for Universities.
The programme will initiate a diagnostic test to ascertain the proficiency level for students and as a follow through, IELTS workshops will be offered by the General Studies Department for students who need to upgrade their English proficiency level at students own cost.
Students are encouraged to meet their lecturers regularly and in cases where specific attention is required, advance appointments for personal consultation can be made via the Student Success Unit.
A class test as part of the summative assessment mode provides evidence of your current capabilities and is a yardstick to your potential in the final examinations. Students should treat it as a preparation platform to meet the actual needs of the examination and expectation of universities.
At this level, students are streamed based on their subject choices and not their academic results.
Our A Level students will find the diversity in their subject groupings an advantage in terms of the learning process.
We truly believe that the cohesiveness and competitiveness in a classroom is key to the growth of any student and the diversity of the classroom environment provides the opportunity for the growth mentioned. As autonomous leaders, students are encouraged to grasp the opportunity to engage, participate in collaborative learning and become peer leaders.
Entry into any university would require a minimum of 3 subjects at A Levels.
The choice of subjects would depend on the type of career or an area of interest that a student intends to pursue later at University. It is wise to decide on a particular stream to ensure a successful start.
Students are also required to take note that entry into top universities would require additional criteria as stated below:
Students are required to complete and pass the modules for graduation purposes.
The college offers a wide range of CCA & ECA activities which are optional.
Students are encouraged to participate to develop their soft skill capabilities and leadership skills which are key to their university application processes.
Other facilities would include:
The Taylor’s Placement Centre plays a vital role in placing students in universities of their choice. The centre is further supported by the Cambridge A Level (CAL) Placement Unit which works with students on:
The transport service for students who have opted for accommodation with Taylor’s is currently provided for.
There are currently 69 clubs & societies available for students to choose from based on their interest and capabilities
The Student Development Centre currently conducts student recruitment drives for clubs and societies during the Orientation week to expose new students to the various opportunities that are present.
The Cambridge A Level (CAL) programme is currently 100% examination based and requires students to perform well in the written examinations to achieve good grades. All internal assessments are utilised as a measurement tool for both the student and the teacher so that adjustments can be made. The internal assessments are not part of the final examination but certainly do inform the important forecasts which form the basis for university offers. One cannot underestimate the power of the internal assessments (formative assessments).
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