Kolej Yayasan UEM or KYUEM is a fully-residential sixth form college that runs the Cambridge A-Level programme at its 51 acre site in Lembah Beringin, Selangor. It is supported by Yayasan UEM (UEM Foundation) a not-for-profit entity of the UEM Group, one of Malaysia's leading conglomerates.
KYUEM is approximately 50 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur by the North-South Expressway. The College was established in 1998 and is modeled after top boarding schools in the United Kingdom. Indeed, the College was established with the assistance of Winchester College, one of the best-known boarding schools in the United Kingdom. Like any top boarding schools in the United Kingdom, KYUEM provides quality education, with excellent facilities and teachers and a very broad range of co-curricular activities. It ranks among the best in Southeast Asia in terms of academic performance but it all also well-known for producing well-rounded students.
Over the years since its first graduating batch in 2000, KYUEM students have frequently won Top in the World and top in Malaysia Awards in the CIE Cambridge Brilliance in Malaysia Awards.
In addition to producing excellent results consistently in the CIE A-Level Examinations since 2000, KYUEM has also had a 90 percent success rate in placing its students, mainly in the top ten UK universities, the Irish universities Medical Consortium and the Group of Eight Universities in Australia.
In 2010, over 98% of the 249 students who graduated from KYUEM obtained conditional offers from leading universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, University College London and Warwick.
KYUEM offers the Cambridge University A-Level programme as preparation for entry into the world's best universities. Besides highly ranked universities in the UK, students also go on to highly ranked universities in Australia, Ireland and the United States. Recent graduates have gone to Stanford University, California, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas, Austin.
KYUEM has a team of well-qualified and highly experienced teachers, nearly 40 percent of whom are expatriate teachers, mainly British. The teachers are carefully selected to further develop the academic and other talents of our students. KYUEM's teachers are housed in apartments on-site. All teachers are also tutors, with pastoral care responsibilities. Therefore its teachers know more than just the academic grades of their students.
Much of the teaching and learning is enquiry-based. One important facet of this approach to learning is that students are encouraged to take responsibility for their studies and organise their time effectively. In this way they are being prepared for university life and routine, often in marked contrast to what is experienced in school.
KYUEM offers a traditional curriculum, offering subjects that are well-regarded and well-known by the traditional universities to which its students aspire. The core curriculum consists of Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, History and Literature. In addition, it provides several less traditional subjects to smaller groups of students, where the academic training is both strong and general.
KYUEM has a very high success rate in preparing and placing students to read Medicine, Engineering, Accountancy, Economics, Actuarial Science, Law, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Information Technology, Architecture and Bio-Technology and many other programmes at university level.
Admissions into its A-Level programmes are in January and July. The 18-month programme starts in January, whereas the 24-month programme commences in July.
KYUEM is expecting to admit international students starting July 2012 and welcomes talented students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds to apply.
Academic Facilities & Resources
KYUEM has excellent modern, state-of-the-art facilities including three information and communication technology (ICT) laboratories with full Internet access; ten science laboratories, a Research Centre with ICT facilities; classroom teaching facilities; two large lecture halls; a 1000-seat hall; a large sports hall with a gymnasium and squash courts; tennis, netball and basketball courts and large playing fields and a 50-metre swimming pool.
Student Support Services & Student Development Activities
KYUEM offers a wealth of pastoral experience to its students. It has a house system where there are four houses and students become members of one these houses. Each house is led by a Housemistress or Housemaster. They are assisted by House Tutors who look after the welfare of students. The students, therefore, have allegiance to a relatively small unit (their house) in the school and this provides healthy competition in the extra-curricular life of the College.
The campus can accommodate almost 500 students, in a mixture of single-storey chalets and apartment blocks. There is a dedicated health clinic with nursing staff always on-site, together with a formal dining room, informal cafeteria, television rooms and accommodation for sundry activities, such as music practice and student council offices.
KYUEM is equally ambitious in developing the lives of its students outside the classroom. Our extensive facilities provide each and every individual with a wide selection of activities that enable them to explore their potential in a diversely interesting way. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is internationally recognised and the majority of students obtain at least a Bronze Award. Some have gone on to achieve the more challenging and prestigious Silver Award. Sports activities include football, hockey, rugby, tennis, badminton, squash, swimming and martial arts while other activities are organised through language societies. A Creative Club, Animedia Club, Rotaract, a College Yearbook and student magazine, 'Veritas', Drama Club, and Debating Society all flourish.