The Truth About Our Obsession With Grades

No doubt, grades are tremendously important. They are a tried-and-tested method of judging a student’s ability and performance. The grades students receive on assessments inform a teacher’s teaching and are the basis on which teachers adjust their teaching and learning methodology. They help teachers evaluate which sections of the syllabus need further reinforcement and which […]

Exam Success

Increasingly we hear arguments that exams do not matter, do not measure ability accurately, or that they place undue pressure on students. However, it is our view, that society has not changed significantly to embrace a reduction of exams, let alone its removal or replacement. As Mrs. Chong, Head of Secondary at elc International School Sungai Buloh Campus, […]

The values of education at elc International School

elc International School was established more than 30 years ago with a dream to bring affordable international education to Malaysia. What started as a humble enterprise with only 5 students and 6 teachers including the principal herself, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, elc boasts of thousands of alumni who are well-established across the globe and continue to make […]

Why is Maple Leaf Kingsley International School a popular choice for Secondary Schools in Malaysia?

Secondary school education gives young people a broader view of the world beyond their homes and communities. It helps teenagers grow socially and academically while developing lifelong skills. According to UNESCO, “Secondary  education  is  the  school  for  young  adolescents, a  very  crucial  age  where  important  knowledge,  skills,  attitudes  and values are acquired for the rest of their […]

A-level Education: A Quick Guide for Students and Parents

What are A-Levels? The Advanced Level, or A-Level, is a pre-university qualification equivalent to other programmes such as the Australian Matriculation, Canadian Pre-university and Malaysian STPM. Since its inception in 1951, the highly sought-after UK-based qualification conducted by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has provided students with in-depth knowledge and key skills that are essential […]