Methodist College Kuala Lumpur: All about high-achievers
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:53
These traits, coupled with its 28 years of academic excellence, have allowed Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) to earn itself a reputation as a college that nurtures students, not just to succeed academically but also be confident, sociable and responsible individuals.
This is evident from the background of students admitted into MCKL every year.
They include head prefects, club presidents, team captains, state debaters, music talents and sportsmen who have excelled at international competitions even.
.Besides being a former school captain and Interact Club community director at Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur, Samantha Ng is also a fan of the arts, having played the lead role of the school's production of The Sound of Music last year as Maria von Trapp.
Upon joining MCKL's A-Level science programme in January on a full scholarship, she immediately got involved in the college's various clubs and activities.
"Though I hope to achieve good results in my A-Levels examinations to propel me in the right direction, I'd love to have fun in between and foster great friendships too!" said Samantha, who hopes to be a paediatrician.
.For Nicholas Joel Thompson, it took him no more than two months after joining MCKL to be appointed as Social and Culture Committee Leader of the college's Leo Club and a member of the football club.
The former SM Sains Kubang Pasu student seems to be a natural at balancing his academics and extra-curricular activities.
"I want to study medicine and the college has a proven A-Level track record; students from MCKL have studied abroad and locally," he said on why he chose MCKL.
Back in school, Nicholas was the head of its Prefectorial Board discipline bureau, basketball club president and a UM Research Expo competition bronze medal-winner.
He enrolled in MCKL on a merit scholarship based on his excellent forecast SPM results.
.To serious debater Mikella Theseira, discipline is one key factor in selecting a higher learning institution to further studies.
"I chose MCKL because it offers excellent scholarships and has very good discipline," said the former Selangor school debater from SMK Convent Kajang.
.Dhivakaran Nair from Methodist Boys' Secondary School Kuala Lumpur, shares Mikella's view on the importance of discipline in college.
"MCKL has very good discipline standards that provide a vital foundation for tertiary studies. "Also, the lecturers here are very dedicated in making their students perform," he added.
.For Shawn Foong Wai Lund, course flexibility and teaching quality are critical factors in college selection.
"I prefer the flexibility of the Edexcel A-Level programme here and I heard good reviews about the Further Mathematics lecturers," the former SMK Damansara Jaya Chess Club president and SUKMA water polo player said.
.Another two high-flyers are Benjamin Ying who obtained 11 As in his IGCSE O' Level exams, and Khoo Kah Meng, the former editor-in-chief of SMK Bandar Puchong Jaya's (A) school magazine.
The duo had enrolled at MCKL after hearing rave reviews on the college from friends who had attended the college.
About 75 per cent of MCKL students are currently studying on some form of scholarship.
MCKL's 98 per cent overall pass rate, with an average of one in four students scoring at least three As in the GCE ALevel exam, is testimony to its academic excellence over the years.
For details on MCKL's March/July intake or other enquiries, call 03-2274 1851, email ask@ methodistcollegekl.edu.my or visit www.methodistcollegekl. edu.my.