Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar (KTJ) has developed a wide and varied programme of activities and events to support students in the final year of their IGCSEs with the transition onto further education, careers and life beyond.
Programme leader and Head of KTJ Sixth Form, Emma Davidson, said: “Form 5 marks a very important time of a student’s life. At this stage, young people are expected to make significant decisions about their future. Do they pursue further studies? What qualifications should they consider? Do they want to go on to study at university? Our dedicated Form 5 Transitions Programme encourages students to consider different careers, qualifications and places to study which are a good match with the educational institution and also are a good fit with the student’s individual interests, learning styles and personality.”
The Form 5 Transitions Programme began in November 2021 with Morrisby testing, a psychometric assessment designed to give students an idea of their strengths and preferences. In January and February, students were introduced to a variety of post-IGCSE options through mentoring sessions and webinars hosted by Emma Davidson and KTJ’s Higher Education and Careers Guidance Counsellor, Susan Renaud. AUG student services and Sunway Education Group were invited to talk about non-A Level options, whilst the Sixth Form Experience event gave parents and students detailed information on KTJ’s prestigious A Level programme.
KTJ hosted an A Level Taster Day to help students decide which subjects they may want to study beyond IGCSE, and parents were invited to one-on-one consultations with Academic Staff and the Senior Leadership Team to discuss their child’s options. Informal Cafe Counselling has also been offered on the KTJ campus for any students or parents who require further support and guidance.
Principal of KTJ, Dr Glenn Moodie, said: “The Form 5 Transitions Programme is designed to give students the opportunity to make the best decisions for their future. Whilst we look forward to welcoming some of our Form 5 students into KTJ Sixth Form next year, we also know that other students will go on to study or find successful careers in other fields, institutions and countries. Our emphasis on the development of well-rounded, global citizens equips students with the skills and knowledge required to excel in an increasingly changeable world.”
Parents who are interested in learning more about KTJ’s Sixth Form can book a visit and request a personal consultation with Dr Glenn Moodie or Emma Davidson. A bespoke tour of the 80-acre campus will also be provided, which will include the academic, boarding and sports facilities. More information on the subjects on offer at KTJ can be found in the A Level Subject Choices Handbook. KTJ’s also provides a generous Sixth Form Academic Scholarship which awards a 25% to 75% reduction on tuition fees for students with outstanding academic ability and/or potential. The deadline for applications is 1 April 2022.