|1.||An interactive and innovative way of learning|
|Incorporating North American ideas of education in a student-centred, interactive environment, the CPU programme provides students with the skills that are essential for successful entry into university. Upon completion, students receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is accepted for university admission in Canada as well as Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States and others around the world.|
|2.||A challenging and rigorous programme|
|The CPU programme will keep students constantly challenged throughout the entire course of their studies. CPU’s assessment is based on 70% continuous internal assessment, and 30% final examination. With regular term tests, varied assignments and class presentations taking place throughout the semester, students will be groomed into well-rounded individuals with the performance-based skills and the right attitude to meet the challenges at university.
Scholarship bodies such as the Public Services Department (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA)) and the Council of Trust for Bumiputeras (Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)) prepare their scholars for university education via CPU, where they mature into individuals with critical-thinking abilities, presentation skills and a good command of English.
|3.||Innovative and interactive teaching strategies|
|From group work to independent research units and from traditional to cutting-edge teaching styles, Taylor's CPU teachers make every class a dynamic and interactive learning experience. Teachers use a variety of teaching and learning strategies consistent with the latest developments in education and preparing them for the learning style at university. CPU is also pioneering the blended learning style at Taylor's, where students learn and complete their work using online methods.|
|4.||Flexible subject combination|
|CPU is a semester-based programme. Students normally spend one year studying in the programme, taking a minimum of 2 semesters and 6 subjects throughout the entire programme. This is split into 3 subjects per semester, giving students greater ownership over their progress throughout the programme. Students have the flexibility to extend their studies by another semester if they decide to take more preparatory subjects to prepare themselves for university.
With 27 different subjects from the areas of English, sciences, business, social sciences, mathematics and computing studies, students are given the flexibility to mix and match, creating a subject combination to match their interests. Of course, as a pre-requisite for entry into specific degree courses at university, subject packages will be recommended to the student with the option of 1 to 2 subjects that are entirely up to the student’s choice.
|5.||Continuous internal assessment|
|Continuous assessments internally allow students to be constantly appraised by their own teachers, who get to know them and teach them on a day-to-day basis. The teachers will set tests, assignments, examinations and other forms of assessments that the students must complete. Assessment is based on clear and rigorous guidelines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Each teacher also monitors closely the academic progress and attendance, providing counselling when required. Academic Progress Reports are sent to parents each semester and parents are encouraged to meet with teachers to discuss their child's progress.|
|The Ontario Ministry of Education in Canada sends an inspector annually to Taylor’s. This is to ensure that the high standards of the Ontario education are strictly adhered to at Taylor’s.|
|7.||Emphasis on English language proficiency|
|In addition to taking 3 subjects in the first semester, students are required to successfully complete a pre-requisite subject in English (ENG4U). If more help is required, Grade 11 subjects are available to bring the student's English proficiency to an appropriate level for their studies in CPU and at university.
Furthermore, with a faculty of 80% Canadian teachers being native English speakers, CPU provides the right environment to nurture and develop a student’s command of English on all levels (writing, listening and speaking).
|8.||Instilling a sense of responsibility|
|As part of the graduation requirement, every student has to complete 10 hours of community involvement activities while in the programme. The programme will assist students in the arrangement of their community activities.|
|9.||Academic guidance and pastoral support|
Surf on to our Start Ahead, Stay Ahead section to know more or download the Start Ahead, Stay Ahead guidebook here.
|10.||University Advisory and Support Services (Placement Centre)|
|Specialised counsellors at the Taylor's Placement Centre provide assistance to students who require guidance on university placements, accommodation, as well as assisting students with their application to universities in the Canada. Canadian universities visit Taylor’s College regularly to hold briefings and exhibitions for the benefit of the students. Our Canadian Placement staff has over 40 years of combined experience in counselling on Canadian education.
For more information, click here to visit Taylor's Placement Centre.