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About Us

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How it all came to be…

The college was founded in 2002 by Datuk Hassan bin Harun, a renowned Malaysian entrepreneur and private educationist.  An advocate of life-long learning, he is currently a member of Malaysian National Education Advisory Council. Since he started his career in 1960s, he has been involved in the founding and running of several private institutions of various levels in Malaysia including the establishment of Institut Teknologi Tun Abdul Razak (ITTAR), a junior college, and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR), the region’s first on-line English-medium private university.  The Ministry of Education, Malaysia, accredits both institutions.  Currently he is the founder–Principal of Wadi Sofia College.

A place to discover and to learn

Getting to know where to go…

Wadi Sofia College Sdn. Bhd (WSC) provides and operates pre-school, primary, secondary, pre-university and specialized educational and training services through its group of schools as follows:

  1. Wadi Sofia Kindergarten (WaSKid)
  2. Sekolah Rendah Wadi Sofia (SRWaS)
  3. Sekolah Tinggi Wadi Sofia (STWaS)
  4. Wadi Sofia International School (WaSIS)
  5. Wadi Sofia Centre of Languages (WaSCOL)

The college is incorporated as a private limited company under the Company Act of Malaysia.  The schools are registered either with the Malaysian Ministry of Education, or the Ministry of Human Resources.  All the schools are co-educational.

Our Schools

WADI SOFIA KINDERGARTEN

Wadi Sofia Kindergarten (WaSKid) is a bilingual pre-school, which uses English and Malay as the medium of instruction.  It follows the Malaysian Ministry of Education National Pre-School Curriculum.  The school takes in children ages ranging from 4 to 6 years old.  Our teachers are qualified and experienced.  The facilities are comprehensive including, computers, playgrounds and first-rate cafeteria.  Owing to the school’s natural setting amidst lush greenery in a large compound, children find the environment conducive and congenial.  They enjoy the space, which allows them limitless physical parameter.  The children are of diverse background and countries making our student population a truly an international one.

SEKOLAH RENDAH WADI SOFIA

Sekolah Rendah Wadi Sofia (SRWaS) is a primary school, which follows the Malaysian Ministry of Education Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Rendah (KBSR) or Integrated Primary School Curriculum.  It is a six-year program.  It is bilingual with the key subjects, namely English, Mathematics, Science and ICT taught in English.  Other subjects such as History, Geography, Moral and Religious Studies are in the Malay Language.  At the end of the 6th year, the pupils will be assessed through a public examination called Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) or Primary School Assessment.

On completion of UPSR, the pupils are able to continue their studies at secondary level whether in the national or international stream.  At Wadi Sofia, due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere, children adapt to the environment quickly and with ease.  Their language skills also develop naturally.  The Malaysian curriculum is compatible with the British-based curriculum, which essentially emphasizes the attainment of the 3R skills namely, reading, writing and arithmetic with fun. The blending of the two syllabi creatively has produced students, who are confident, versatile and happy.  By this approach, it meets both the Malaysian and British standards.

SEKOLAH TINGGI WADI SOFIA

Sekolah Tinggi Wadi Sofia (STWaS) is a secondary school, which caters to students who wish to continue their studies in the national stream.  The Malaysian secondary school programme is divided into two levels, i.e. the 3-year lower secondary and the 2-year upper secondary.

Lower Secondary

The 3-year lower secondary level is essentially bilingual where mathematics and science subjects are taught in English whilst arts subjects are taught in Malay.  This is an extension of the approach used at primary level.  On completion of lower secondary level, students are assessed through a public examination called Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) or Lower Secondary Assessment, which includes the test for high order thinking skills (PT3).  This assessment gauges the students’ competencies and inclinations, so that they may choose to join either the arts or science stream at the upper secondary.  This test is not meant as the final arbiter of the students’ future educational development.  However, it serves as a very clear indicator of the students’ potential and their possible educational career paths.

Upper Secondary

The 2-year upper secondary level is divided into two main streams, science and arts.  The students who show strong inclinations for technological and science subjects may choose the science stream, where the medium of instruction is English.  For this stream, except for Malay, History, Moral and Islamic Studies, all other subjects namely Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, ICT, English Language, English for Science and Technology are taught in English.

The arts stream students will continue to be taught in English and Malay.  In the arts stream, subjects like General Science, Mathematics and ICT continue to be taught in English and Malay.

At the end of the two-year program students will sit for an examination called Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or Malaysian Certificate of Examination conducted by the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate, a legacy of the British University of Cambridge Examinations Syndicate which was the main assessment institution prior to Independence and the early period of Independence.  SPM is equivalent to the British O-Level or IGCSE, and is recognized and accepted all over the world.  Malaysian students who pursue higher education overseas are admitted mainly on the basis of SPM and/or STPM qualifications.

Pre-university

On completion of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), the natural next step towards tertiary education for most Malaysians is to pursue the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) or Higher School Certificate of Malaysia, which is the A-Level equivalent.  This programme is offered at selected government secondary schools, private schools and colleges.  It is divided into two streams, science and arts.  The science stream is entirely in English.  All STPM candidates must sit for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET), which is a prerequisite for university admission.

WADI SOFIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Wadi Sofia International School (WaSIS) is a co-educational primary and secondary school, approved and licensed by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.  Its offers programs based on the British curriculum leading to IGCSE or ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level examinations (Cambridge International Examinations).  During the entire duration of schooling before IGCSE or ‘O’ Level examinations, students will undergo regular school-based assessments strictly conducted in line with the British curriculum.  WaSIS is a recognised and registered Cambridge International Centre.

With IGCSE qualification a student may continue his studies at A-Level, an internationally recognized qualification to pursue tertiary education in my English speaking countries

Recently, the Malaysian Government further liberalised its education system.  It now allows Malaysians to enrol in international schools without restriction.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES FOR STUDENTS FROM NON ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES,

e.g. THAILAND, LAOS, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM, INDONESIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Wadi Sofia Centre of Languages (WaSCOL) offers language courses of various levels. Foreign students, who do not have any knowledge of the English Language, and want to pursue English-medium schooling in Malaysia, will have to undergo a conversion course.  At Wadi Sofia such foreign students are accepted at two levels, i.e. at Secondary 1 (12-year old) and at Secondary 4 (15-year old).  The transition programs are called Junior Transition Class (JTC) and Upper Transition Class (UTC) respectively.  The objective of these programs is to prepare international students to pursue studies in the English Language, and adjust and adapt to the Malaysian environment. To strengthen its English program WaSIS offers a top-up Cambridge English subject, called ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to every pupils at all levels for both streams, national and international. This subject provides a common platform of immersion, which facilitates the interaction and communication of the children with one another. This condition ensures the seamless development of English proficiency.

  1. Junior Transition Class (JTC)

Students wishing to enroll in this programme must have completed six years of elementary education in their native country and their age must be about 11 years old.  JTC is essentially an intensive program, which emphasizes the mastery of English Language to prepare them for secondary and tertiary education in the English medium.  It is an 8-month programme.  On completion of this program the student will join Secondary 1 and will remain in the school until he finishes ‘O’ Level, which covers a total of 5 years i.e. eight months in JTC, three years in lower secondary, and two years in upper secondary (IGCSE or ‘O’ Level).  Student intake for this program is in April or May every year. Students who want to enter direct into a regular class, like Secondary 1, will have to undergo an English placement test.

The subjects taught are:

a) English Language, encompassing:

i. Communication Skills

ii. Grammar & Writing Skills

iii. Listening Skills

iv. Reading, Vocabulary and Comprehension

b) Malay Language

c) Malaysian Studies (taught in English)

2. Upper Transition Class (UTC)

Students wishing to enroll in this program must have completed three years of lower secondary education, and are within 15-year old age group.  UTC is a very intensive program, which is devised to ensure candidates are adequately prepared to pursue upper secondary schooling entirely in the English Language.  This is an 8-month program.  At the end of the program the students will be placed in Secondary 4, and continue through Secondary 5 leading to IGCSE or ‘O’ Level.  A student taking this route will remain in school for 3 years.  By this route, the student’s mastery of the English Language would be adequate to pursue pre-University and tertiary education in the language.  Student intake for this program is in April or May every year.

The subjects taught are:

a) English for Academic Purposes

b) English for Science and Technology

c) English Literature

d) Malay Language

e) Malaysian Studies (taught in English)

2. Summer English Camp (SEC)

The Summer English Camp is 28-day program held in April every year.  This programme is intended for children, who want to be exposed to English language, especially the beginners.  The program includes classroom and outdoor activities such as excursions to interesting educational places such as Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya-Cyberjaya, the futuristic and state-of-the-art new administrative capital of Malaysia.  This entire programme is conducted in English.

Facilities

Fees

National Secondary School

Form 1 – Form 5

 AgeOne Time Fee (RM)Yearly Fee (RM)Semester Fee (RM)
DepositRegistrationAdministrationICTTuitionScience LabHostel
RefundableNon RefundableOptional
FORM 112-132,000.001,000.001,000.00500.004,800.00n.a.5,250.00
FORM 213-14
FORM 314-15
FORM 415-162,000.001,000.001,000.00500.004,800.00500.005,250.00
FORM 516-17

Note

  • 2 semester per year
  • Fee does not include examination fees and text book

International Primary School

Year 1 – Year 6

 One Time Fee (RM)Yearly Fee (RM)Semester Fee (RM)
DepositRegistrationInternational Student ChargeAdministrationTuition
RefundableNon RefundableNon Citizen
YEAR 11,500.00500.002,000.00500.002,500.00
YEAR 2
YEAR 3
YEAR 4
YEAR 5
YEAR 6

International Secondary School

Transition Class (JTC/UTC)

 One Time Fee (RM)Yearly Fee (RM)Semester Fee (RM)
RefundableNon RefundableNon CitizenAdministrationICTTuitionHostel
DepositRegistrationInternational Student Charge
Transition Class (JTC/UTC)1,500.001,500.002,000.001,000.00500.003,000.005,250.00

Year 7 – Year 9

 One Time Fee (RM)Yearly Fee (RM)Semester Fee (RM)
RefundableNon RefundableNon CitizenAdministrationICTTuitionHostel
DepositRegistrationInternational Student Charge
YEAR 7 (Secondary 1)2,500.001,500.002,000.001,000.00500.004,800.005,250.00
YEAR 8 (Secondary 2)
YEAR 9 (Secondary 3)

Year 10 – Year 11 (IGCSE)

 One Time Fee (RM)Yearly Fee (RM)Semester Fee (RM)
RefundableNon RefundableNon CitizenAdministrationICTTuitionHostel
DepositRegistrationInternational Student Charge
YEAR 10 (IGCSE)2,500.001,500.002,000.001,000.001,000.005,400.005,250.00
YEAR 11 (IGCSE)

A-Level

ModuleOne Time Fee (RM)Yearly Fee (RM)Semester Fee (RM)
RefundableNon RefundableNon CitizenAdministrationTuitionHostelScience Lab
DepositRegistrationInternational Student ChargePer subject
3 Subject2,500.001,500.002,000.001,000.006,000.005,250.00300.00
4 Subject6,700.00

“The Most Conducive Environment in Malaysia to Conduct Cambridge English Language Assessment”

Hall of English Language Examinations2013

“A Haven of Learning”

Cambridge University Students’ Union2013 Publication

“An Oasis of Learning”

Cambridge University Students’ Union2014 Publication

“Inspiring leadership & innovation”

Cambridge University Students’ Union2015 Publication

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Locations

Wadi Sofia

Binjai, Kubang Kerian,
16150 Kota Bharu,
Kelantan,
MALAYSIA

The college’s modern purpose-built campus is located within a 18-acre botanical garden in a village 15 km from Kota Bharu (pop. 450,000), the peaceful and colourful capital town of Kelantan state, which is situated on the pristine and beautiful north eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is clean and safe with 24 hours security

Kota Bharu is served by five national airlines, namely Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo Air and Rayani Air with more than 42 flights daily. A network of highways and a railway also connects it. It is is only 25 minutes from the nearest white sandy beaches of Kelantan or 20 minutes to the modern local domestic airport, which is directly connected to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), only 50 minutes flight to the south west. There are also flights between Kota Bharu and Kuching, Penang, and Johor Bahru, Malaysia’s southern most city and gateway to Singapore.

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