Develop critical thinking skills and a deep understanding of subjects


Based on the prestigious University of Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) syllabus, the A Levels program is the passport for students as they begin to shape their future. Its international recognition paves the way for our students to gain entry into undergraduate degree programs such as medicine, law, engineering and more.

Since its commencement, A Levels students at UOW Malaysia KDU have gained acceptance into top universities such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, University of London and more.

The CAIE GCE A Levels curriculum gives students the chance to build strong fundamental knowledge as they explore subjects in greater depth, develop essential cognitive and critical thinking skills, and learn the ability to apply their skills in real-world scenarios.

At UOW Malaysia KDU, we develop Cambridge learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged – equipped for success in the fast-changing modern world.

What is Cambridge A Level?

The A Level, also known as the GCE Advanced Level, is a pre-university program that is based on the British education syllabus. It is administered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and aims to prepare students for a university degree. In Malaysia, the A Level course takes 15 to 24 months.

This program is 100% exam based and you will be required to take a minimum of 3 to 4 subjects. You will gain in-depth knowledge on the subjects that you choose and once you pass your A Level, you can head off to university with confidence.

Why Study A Level?

The Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications, especially for the CIE GCE A Level program. Around the globe, it enjoys a reputation for academic excellence. It is part of the Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

While there are many programs available in Malaysia that aim to help you prepare for university, the A Level has always been one of the most popular. Here’s why:

  • It is globally recognized by universities – The A Level is known for its high standards and is recognized by universities in the UK, Australia, Singapore and the United States. 
  • A Level resources are readily available – There are plenty of study materials available on the internet such as past year papers and revision questions that will help you to prepare for exams. 
  • It lets you keep your options open – Upon the completion of the A Level, you can choose to continue your studies in a wide range of fields. Comparatively, certain pre-university programs will only enable you to continue in the field that you have chosen. Thus, the A Level is a good option if you’re not very sure what degree you want to pursue in university. 
  • It gives you in-depth knowledge – As you only take 3 to 4 subjects, you will cover your chosen subjects extensively. 
  • Fast Track into a Law Degree – The CIE GCE A Level is the fastest and most sensible route for students intending to pursue a law degree. Students will study two subjects (Business and Law) in a 1.5 years duration, as compared to one and a half to two years in the regular A Levels program.

Open Distance Learning (ODL) A level (coming soon)

Open & Distance Learning (ODL) is an education system model in which all the teaching and learning activities among students and lecturers will be conducted by means of the internet, Learning Management System (LMS), and live streaming platform. Due to the implementation of movement control order/lockdown, most educational programs are now conducted virtually by the various online platforms and this method of learning


Program information

Our graduates have continued on to some of the best universities in the world.

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • London School of Economics
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College, London
  • National University of Singapore
  • …and many more.



A proven track record with consistently excellent performance.


Cambridge A-Levels Examination Results 

Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than 50%
A scorers in 7 out of 9 subjects
MAY – JUNE 2018
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than 50%
A scorers in 8 out of 8 subjects
MAY – JUNE 2017
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than 50%
A scorers in 6 out of 10 subjects
MAY – JUNE 2016
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than 50%
A scorers in 7 out of 11 subjects
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than 50%
A scorers in 5 out of 11 subjects
MAY – JUNE 2015
Straight A’s scorers
Scored at least 1A / 1A*
More than 50%
A scorers in 6 out of 11 subjects


A Holistic Learning Experience 


Good Student-Faculty Ratio
Class sizes for formal subjects are limited to 30 foundation studies students to optimize learning and interaction.


Amazing Pastoral Care
Our commitment towards providing students with a strong support system include consistent review and tracking of student performance, out-of-classroom consultations for academic support and counselling, and personal guidance.


Semester Mixers
The lunch mixers, held every semester, serves as the perfect platform for the pre-university & foundation studies faculty and students, both newly enrolled and current, to mingle and get to know each other, and in the process, build camaraderie, embrace diversity and foster inclusion.


Pre-United Club
The club constantly organizes activities and fundraisers that engage the community and are aimed towards a good cause.

1½ and 2 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town

Science (3 or 4 subjects)

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics *
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics


Arts (2, 3 or 4 subjects)

  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Literature in English**



* Further Mathematics – minimum 10 students in a class
** Literature in English is available in July intake only

Intake dates


15 January 31 March 16 August
Estimated fees
Local students

RM33, 380 (Arts)
RM36,155 (Science)
Coming Soon (ODL A level)

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International students

RM40,780 (Arts)
RM43,555 (Science)
Coming Soon (ODL A level)

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*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / O Levels :
Min. 5 Credits inclusive of English and Mathematics*

Min. 5 Credits inclusive of English


3 Credits inclusive of English and Mathematics

3 Credits inclusive of English


Other Year 11 qualification :
Case by case, subject to evaluation by the School


For students who pursuing a degree in Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy upon graduation, student must have B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/ Additional Mathematics and another subject.

For students who are taking the Further Mathematics, students are recommended to have at least a B for Additional Mathematics at the SPM Level.

For students taking Chemistry, Biology and Physics, subject pre requisites are a must.

English Requirement

Local Student :
Credit (SPM / 1119 / UEC / O Levels examination)


International Student :
Band 5.0 in IELTS; or a score of 42 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or score 47 and above for Pearson English Test


If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.