Because I used to be in ur shoes
I'm a student in KYUEM, formerly known as Kolej Matrikulasi Yayasan Satu, formerly known as Kolej Matrikulasi Yayasan Saad.. There's a whole history behind the two name changes in the college's short history, but let's save that for later..
Come this 13th July, our batch will be the seniors welcoming some 200+ new students into KYUEM.. Yup, I agree that it's kinda hard to find info abt our college, mainly because we still haven't got a fully functioning website yet
That's one of the few grouses we have abt this place..
For the incoming juniors, KYUEM is basically a leading private college in Malaysia which isn't really as popular as Taylors or Sunway but nevertheless sends more than 90% of its students to top UK universities i.e. Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Imperial College, etc.. One of our previous seniors got the highest Biology marks in the world so you should be prepared for some fierce competition in terms of academic results.. If you're used to be being the best student, etc. in your previous school, never make the assumption that you're still the best because you'll find almost every best student from around the country becoming your new classmates.. 90% of students are scholarship holders so be prepared to work your butt off
Curriculum : 2-yr Cambridge (CIE) A-Levels.. Considerably longer than some 18-mths courses in Taylors or Sunway, but most sponsors send their students for 2-yr preparation courses for entry to top UK universities.. Application to universities in US, Aus, NZ, etc. are rare @ non-existent.. I advise you do a little bit of research on what A-Levels are all abt (e.g. difference between AS and A2) and what combination of subjects will you need to meet most entry requirements for your future degree courses in UK.. You can freely choose which A-Level subjects you would want to take.. Classes in KYUEM are small.. The largest would be 20 students per teacher, the smallest would be 3 students
Accomodation : 4 students per chalet.. Each has 4 individual rooms, 2 toilets and 1 air-conditioned common room, equipped with an Internet-enabled computer.. Male and female chalet areas are separated by a football field.. Chalets are divided into houses, not unlike the system used in schools.. Inter-house competitions are aplenty..
Food : 3 meals served daily at the Dining Hall.. Not unlike SBP-style food service using multi-compartment dining trays but there are a few staff on hand to serve the food and make sure you don't take more than your share
Wednesday is when Western breakfast and dinner is served
There's also a cafeteria should you choose to be picky
Sports : Multipurpose Hall (MPH) has facilities for every sport imaginable; badminton, table tennis, squash, basketball, tennis, netball, volleyball, chess, etc.. There's an Olympic size swimming pool that's under maintenance and hopefully would reopen by July..
Clubs : Too many to mention.. There'll be a sports, clubs and societies registration day so knock yourselves out..
This is basically what you would need to know about living in KYUEM.. If you have any doubts, you can refer to Student Services or any seniors.. Remember to make your seniors your friends.. hehehe.. It'll make your life a whole lot easier.. There'll be a one-week induction for juniors where you'll learn a lot more abt KYUEM..
Welcome to KYUEM