GCE Cambridge A Level Course In Penang, Malaysia | KDU

Cambridge A-Level

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The GCE A-Level has established itself as the “gold-standard” of pre-university qualification that meets the growing demand of top universities’ and educators’ entry requirements in today’s dynamic and globalised educational environment. Under the guidance of qualified, experienced and dedicated KDU Penang University College lecturers, our students have consistently gained top results in their A-Level examinations. They have also gained access into top international universities as well as obtained outstanding scholarship and awards.
KDU offers students the opportunity to take the Cambridge A Level Course in Penang, Malaysia through our Penang Campus. Based on the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus, the A-Levels is one of the most sought after and common foundation programmes. The programme functions as an entry pass for students to further their studies into the various undergraduate fields such as engineering, health science, law and more.
Strong fundamental knowledge is important regardless of what field you choose to pursue in the future. The Cambridge A-Levels programme is designed to equip students with the basic foundation required to further their undergraduate studies. By prepping them with the basic knowledge and skills, students will be well-equipped to undertake future programmes. As our students explore subjects in greater depth, they will be able to develop essential cognitive and critical thinking skills while learning how to apply these acquired skills in real-world situations. All these make sure that students are ready to further their studies into the various undergraduate fields available.
At KDU Penang University College, we offer more than just a learning opportunity. Our Cambridge A Level Course in Penang, Malaysia develops students who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged. These are necessary soft skills that will be invaluable in the modern working world. Our A-Levels graduates have been accepted at some of the world’s top universities such as the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of London, University of Manchester and more.
The 18-month long programme offers courses in both Science, Arts and Pre-Law. Students are given the choice of selecting their own preferred subjects based on available subject combinations. There will be three intakes annually – January, March and June.
Programme Structure
18 months
KDU Penang University College
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • General Paper
  • Further Mathematics*
*Classes for Further Mathematics may be opened if there are sufficient students.

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology**
  • General Paper
**The Psychology subject will only be offered in the January and March intake.
  1. Science and humanities students are recommended to take a minimum of 3 subjects according to available subject combinations.
  2. All students must also check with universities for specific entry requirements and preferred/non-preferred list of subjects, if any.
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
  • 14 Jan 2019
  • 25 Mar 2019
  • 17 Jun 2019
  • RM20,760
  • RM34,138

  • RM18,726
  • RM33,238

Fees will depend on their commencement dates

Talk to us about our easily accessible discounts and scholarships. Most students are successful in securing a significant reduction in their tuition fees, with KDU Penang in 2018 issuing more than RM7 million in scholarships! More information on our scholarships is available here.

Finance should not be a barrier to enrolling in this programme.
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / GCE ‘O’ Level
5 credits including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects.
Humanities / Pre-Law
5 credits. 
  • UEC
3 Credits (Min B6) in relevant science subjects
Humanities / Pre-Law
3 Credits (Min B6)
Local StudentPass English at SPM level or equivalent
International Student
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL PBT (410) / IBT (34);  or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3
*If English language requirements are not fulfilled (applies to Humanities only), students are required to sit for the English Placement Test and, based on the results, students will be advised to take the appropriate English course(s). Students are required to complete the Intensive English modules before the commencement of the GCE A-Level programme.