16 Jul - 5 min read
The period of transitioning from school to work is important for acquiring knowledge and skills that are needed for real-world success. After secondary school, the prospect of pursuing our dream careers can be exciting. “Which subjects should I take?” or “How should I prepare for the working world?” we may ask ourselves.
No matter the choice of our career, we know that the world is ever-changing thanks to technology development and what is in demand today may no longer be needed in the future. Hence, it is vital that we learn skills and knowledge that will prepare us for any unexpected circumstances — to be future-ready.
Charterhouse is one of the original seven schools in British public education with a 400-year history. Charterhouse Malaysia will be the first Charterhouse school to open in Southeast Asia and will offer a curriculum that focuses on developing students to become future-ready individuals. It is now offering A-Level courses for students aged from 16 to 18 years old for its new intake starting on 23 Aug 2021.
Let’s find out how Charterhouse Malaysia helps students reach their full potential in school, work, and life!
The Cambridge Advanced Level or A Level is a pre-university programme conducted by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), United Kingdom. The Cambridge A-Level is considered by some the ‘Gold Standard’ of international pre-university qualifications and is the gateway to prestigious universities worldwide.
Charterhouse Malaysia’s curriculum prepares students for the Cambridge International A-Level examinations and applications to universities in the UK, US, Australia, and around the world.
At Charterhouse Malaysia, students are taught by professionals who have been chosen for their experience teaching ‘A’ Levels and are capable of not only helping students to secure good grades but also coaching students through their university application process.
Students are taught in small classes with a maximum of 12 per class where independent study and research are highly emphasized.
The old phrase, “change is constant” rings particularly true in the 21st-century working world. Technology is enabling new norms like working from home and everywhere we go, it is teeming with new trends, ideas, and products.
At Charterhouse Malaysia, the educational programme is deliberately and thoughtfully designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that will enable them to successfully navigate through constant change.
First, it will build students’ ability to exercise the full breadth of their intelligence so they will know how to learn and succeed in a rigorous academic environment while also having the confidence to move easily in global communities with strong language skills and cultural knowledge.
Secondly, it teaches students the flexibility to respond to changing situations with imagination and creativity. Lastly, the school will instill the importance of ethical qualities in students so they will become individuals who will make a difference and contribute to society.
A well-rounded education does not only help students achieve good grades but also engage them in meaningful activities, support their interests, and teach transferable life skills. A school day in Charterhouse Malaysia is designed to provide students with opportunities to collaborate and develop leadership.
For example, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, students will get to build important skills through the Independent Learning Programme, community outreach initiatives, and extra–curricular activities.
The Independent Learning Projects (ILP) form an integral part of Charterhouse Malaysia’s curriculum and gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of a subject through their own research project.
Charterhouse Malaysia also teaches students to solve problems using ‘design thinking’, an innovative process widely used by scientists, inventors and innovators. It involves five phases – empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test. When students have mastered these skills, they can apply them to solve any problem.
Another key feature of Charterhouse Malaysia’s curriculum is the “Spectra Smarts” programme. Each week a different aspect of human intelligence is explored by studying sources of wisdom from around the world including Chinese philosopher Confucius and others, so students learn to recognise and think deeply about human intelligence in its various forms.
One of the most rewarding parts of attending university is the sense of community we get from meeting our peers, learning, and overcoming challenges together. Located in Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Charterhouse Malaysia’s campus is fitted with modern, open, creative, and community learning spaces, giving off a college campus vibe.
All students will automatically become members of the Charterhouse Forum which is a platform for students to explore opportunities to take on leadership roles or to be active team members, and to have a substantial impact on the Charterhouse Malaysia community and beyond.
On the other hand, the Charterhouse Learner’s Portfolio is an online platform where students are able to showcase their learning journey. They can share instances of how they creatively approached challenges and overcame them. Through their actions and participation in school and the community, they may inspire others to do the same.
The modern workplace has developed to become so progressive that, in order to thrive, graduates will need to be able to think critically, solve problems, innovate, and inspire. An education that can help prepare your children for an ever-changing future could be worth investing in.
Charterhouse Malaysia is currently offering the Founding Carthusian Award to students who will be selected based on their merits. Students who are successfully conferred at the institution will benefit from a RM60,000 fixed annual fee promotion. The course’s original fee is RM99,000 per year.
So, if you want to give your children a well-rounded education that combines 400 years of formal education with structured learning activities, you can consider Charterhouse Malaysia and take advantage of its promotion.
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