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Since its inception, Taylor’s College has provided a platform for countless Malaysian youths to achieve their full potential. The launch of its first offering (an Australian pre-university programme) in 1969 established the college as a pioneer in pre-university studies in Malaysia.

SACE International, formerly known as South Australia Matriculation (SAM), is one of Malaysia’s most popular pre-university programmes. It awards students with the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), paving their way to top universities around the world. 

Learn more about the SACE International programme here.



Cancellation of Stage 2 Northern Hemisphere (NH) Cycle Examinations

SACE Board has announced the cancellation of the Stage 2 NH examinations scheduled to be held from 29 April to 6 May 2020, due to developments surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supports from SACE Board

Stay up-to-date with how the SACE Board is supporting students, schools and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our latest communications and resources as they become available.

Announcement to SACEi Northern Hemisphere (NH) 2019/20 Students

A message to students from the Chief Executive, SACE Board of South Australia regarding SACE Completion and Results Release.

Announcement to SACEi Southern Hemisphere (SH) 2020 Students: Aug 19 and Jan 20 intakes

A letter from the Chief Executive of SACE Board of South Australia to students of the Southern Hemisphere 2020 cycle. For our Aug 19 and Jan 20 students who are scheduled to sit for the SACE Final Examination in November 2020.

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> 2568 Graduates Achieved

ATAR 80 and above (2011 – 2018)

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> 4810 Graduates

placed into 201 universities worldwide (2011 – 2018)

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7 out of 10 Highest Subject Achiever Award

were from Taylor's College (2018)


International Recognition

The SAM/SACE International qualification is internationally recognized by top universities in the world.

Be a Productive Leader in Your Field of Interest

We emphasise on helping students to discover their interest and empower their potential.


• SPM / O Level

SCIENCE: Pass with minimum of 5 credits including English

Note: Prerequisites apply for Sciences and Mathematics

HUMANITIES: Pass with a minimum of 5 credits including English

Note: Prerequisites apply for Nutrition and Mathematics


SCIENCE: Pass in UEC with minimum 3Bs including Mathematics, English and one science subject.

HUMANITIES: Pass in UEC with min 3Bs including Mathematics, English.


Any other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government.



Our SACE International programme follows a linear structure, where students study 5 subjects throughout the entire programme duration. As this programme offers 70% college-based assessment and 30% external assessment, students will learn to manage continuous assessments from the subjects. The school-based assessment is sent to the SACE Board of South Australia for moderation at the end of the examination. While each subject’s continuous assessment can contribute to up to 70% of their total grade, students must be consistent with their work without neglecting the 30% of the final examination.

All assessments and grades are converted into the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) at the end of the programme.


What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score is calculated based on the student’s results at the end of the programme. This score is calculated based on the four highest scoring subjects, and 50% from the 5th highest scoring subject.

As ATAR is a rank and not a mark; it provides a measure of a student's overall academic achievement as compared to his or her peers. This means that the student’s overall percentage from the five subjects will be used to show his or her ranking relative to others. For example, an ATAR of 90 means you performed better than 90% of your peers who took this programme.


Through this subject, students learn how to manage their own financial affairs. They gain knowledge and skills related to accounting processes for organisational and business applications. They also develop a greater understanding of accounting concepts and standards along with their use to generate financial reports.

Stage 2 subject code: 2ACG20
Credits: 20


Students explore the dynamic nature of biological science and use investigative skills, knowledge and understanding to critically and creatively find solutions to biologicals issues which impact their lives, society and the environment.

Stage 2 subject code: 2BGY20
Credits: 20


Students develop and extend their understanding of how the environment is chemically constructed and the impact from its interaction with human activities. Students explore and understand science as a human endeavour to address major real-life challenges now and in the future (for example, in energy use).

Stage 2 subject code: 2CEM20
Credits: 20


Students learn about the structure and operation of various economic systems. They develop an understanding of how economic systems and institutions help satisfy people's needs and wants. Students analyse, evaluate, and apply economic models. They make forecasts about economic change and evaluate issues in local, national, and global settings.

Stage 2 subject code: 2EMS20
Credits: 20

English as an Additional Language

This subject focuses on the development and use of skills and strategies in communication, comprehension, language and text analysis, and text creation.

Students develop confidence in creating texts for different purposes. Students will broaden their understanding of sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of English through their study of texts and language. They develop skills for research and academic study.

Stage 2 subject code: 2EAL20
Credits: 20

Legal Studies

Explore the heritage and dynamic nature of the Australian legal system. Students learn how it responds and contributes to social change. They also gain insight into law-making, dispute resolution processes, and the administration of justice. They investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society. Students reflect on and make informed judgments about the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian legal system.

Stage 2 subject code: 2LEG20
Credits: 20

Mathematical Methods

Mathematical Methods helps students develop a strong understanding of calculus and statistics. Through functions, derivatives, integrals and mathematically modelling physical processes, students gain a deep understanding of the physical world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change. Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation.

Stage 2 subject code: 2MHS20
Credits: 20


Students investigate the latest scientific information on nutrients as well as social and environmental issues in nutrition. They explore the links between food, health, and diet-related diseases. They also investigate methods of food production and distribution that affect the quantity and quality of food. Students gain insight to factors that influence food choices and reflect on issues related to nutrition with an inclusive perspective.

Stage 2 subject code: 2NUT20
Credits:  20


Students will study the laws and theories that govern the motion and behaviour of objects and matter, from the smallest sub-atomic to the largest cosmos. They gather evidence from investigations on how physics help improve the world and develop solutions to our everyday problems. Students will learn the finer details of experimental data collection, how to critically analyse and interpret data collected, and understand the use of scientific apparatus.

Stage 2 subject code: 2PYI20
Credits: 20


Psychology enables students to understand behaviours of their own and others. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve the outcomes and quality of experience in various areas of life, such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure. Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, as well as developing their analytical and critical thinking skills.

Stage 2 subject code:  2PSC20
Credits: 20

Specialist Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics helps deepen students’ mathematical knowledge, skills, and understanding. It provides opportunities for students to develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments, proofs, and models. Students will study functions and calculus which are employed in tertiary courses such as mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science, and physical sciences. Specialist Mathematics is designed to be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.

Stage 2 subject code: 2MSC20
Credits: 20


When enrolling into this pre-university programme, it is important to carefully select the right combination of subjects to help you progress in your academic journey.

If you haven’t made up your mind yet on which degree to pursue next, try asking yourself which field of study you are interested in the most – Arts, Science, or Business? From there, it will be easier to figure out the right subject combination for SAM/SACE International:

English as a 2nd Language, Mathematical Methods, Chemistry, Biology

5th Subject Selection


Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

* Physics is a requirement for Engineering

English as a 2nd Language, Mathematical Methods, Chemistry, Physics

5th Subject Selection


Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

* Specialist Mathematics is required for Actuarial Science; preferred for Engineering.

English as a 2nd Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

5th Subject Selection


Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

Health-related courses

Note: Mathematics is a requirement for Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Medicine, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences

English as a 2nd Language, Economics, Legal Studies, Psychology

5th Subject Selection


Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

English as a 2nd Language, Mathematical Methods, Economics

4th and 5th Subject Selections


Taking these subject combinations will allow you to pursue a career in:

* Specialist Mathematics is required for Actuarial Science



* The subject choices mentioned above are based on general entry requirements & feedback from universities. Students are encouraged to discuss their study plans with counsellors before arriving at a decision to ensure that learning needs are met.

* Taylor's College may remove a subject from the guide given the circumstances where the student number is too small or due to situations beyond our control. Students will be counselled to opt for another subject.


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Approximate Total Fees
(Local Students):

RM 24,950 (Jan / June Intake)

RM 27,780 (Aug Intake)

Approximate Total Fees
(International Students):

USD 9,330 (Jan / June Intake)

USD 10,325 (Aug Intake)

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Fees will be reviewed annually. For the avoidance of doubt, Taylor’s reserves the right to revise the fee payable for any given semester.

*Fees exclude additional costs which varies according to programme.