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HELP대 A레벨졸업생 캠브리지 런던정경대 입학

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아래 글은 HELP대학 GCE A Level졸업생중 2명이 캠브리지, 29명이 런던정경대학(LSE)에 합격했다는 소식입니다.

"A" Levels the Gold Standard

HELP University Colleges recent 2007 Edexcel A-Levels results speak for themselves. Our students set an unprecedented world record by winning 26 World Awards from Edexcel International for Accounting, Law, Chemistry and Physics.

HELP had a 97% passing rate, with 1 out of 2 students scoring As for Maths, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Accounting.

Besides the two students who were accepted into Cambridge University, 29 students were accepted into the London School of Economics and Political Science. According to a source from the LSE, it is the most number of students ever accepted from one single school for an intake, another record for HELP.

22 students went on to study medicine and dentistry, and 28 managed to secure places to pursue actuarial science. Not to mention the various scholarships clinched by these outstanding students.

What are the secrets behind their success? We believe it is mainly due to our excellent teachers, understanding the curriculum, proper guidance and pastoral support, and the right sort of training and grooming to enter top universities.

Mr Francis Dunn-Yu, an accounting lecturer at HELP, stresses on the utmost importance on being able to connect well with the students, and the ability to be relevant to them. "A good teacher needs to know where the students are in terms of the curriculum, their background, and their grasp of the knowledge of the topic. It is only then are you able to help them out individually," he says. "You need to teach with love as well, if the students see if you teach with love, they will be attracted to you. You need to come down to their level."

"It is also important to start preparing the students for the exams early, and to shape them as soon as possible. I do this by throwing them into the deep ocean, and let them face the reality, which in this case, the actual exam questions," Dunn-Yu says. "They need to be exposed to exam questions early, so they will have time to adjust." Dunn-Yus students won some of the World Awards for accounting.

Jackyn Oh, 19, one of the World Award winners for accounting, and is now studying Economics at the LSE said that its important to practice lots of exam questions, and to do as many as possible. "You need to study consistently, review after each lesson, and pay attention in class," says Jacklyn. "The lecturers are there to guide and teach you, but they can only help you so much, the rest is up to you."

Mr Jahn Cheah, Director of the A-Levels Department at HELP says that he is very proud of the students and what they have achieved. "We are A-Level about the Rest! Our excellent results are a testimony to the hard work and good teaching we have here at HELP University College," says Cheah.

HELP University College is also the largest Edexcel A-Levels Centre outside of the United Kingdom, and has more than one thousand students. It was the first London GCE A-Level Centre to receive the Centre of Excellence Award in 2004.

The facilities for the A-Levels programme are good. Mr Ian Reed, former General Manager of Edexcel said that HELPs Curie Science Laboratories are of world standard. HELP is particularly strong in the sciences. Students have opportunities to study with physics lecturers, such as Mr Ling Toh Woon, who has won numerous awards for his innovations. Mr Ling and his students have won awards for many years from the Malaysian Toray Science Foundation for their inventions.

Classes at HELP are kept small, and there is a good pastoral care system in place to help students achieve their targets and dreams.

Students are also encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, and the A-Levels students are one of the most active group of students on campus.

Students are also able to sit in for free for one semester of A-Levels English Literature classes to help them improve their language abilities, as well as their reading, knowledge and exposure to the social sciences.

HELPs English Literature lecturer, Caroline Gnanu-Arun feels that English Literature is very much relevant today. "Literature explores such a wide range of issues. Students are encouraged to be frank and opinionated, because that is the only way they can delve deep into the message the authors try to convey. Critical thinking becomes imperative," says Caroline.

One of Carolines students, Natalie Lim, who is currently studying Law at Kings College, London, was one of the top ten scorers in the world for the 2006 A-Levels English Literature paper, an achievement noteworthy as the nature of the subject makes it difficult to score, unlike Mathematics.

The next intake for HELPs A-Levels programme is on 21 March 2008.