1. What is EDU Dynamics Academy?
EDU Dynamics Academy (EDA) is a newly established learning institution located at Bandar Bukit Raja, Klang providing an alternative education in a holistic manner for secondary students using the home-schooling concept. It prepares its students to excel in their academics and to master living skills such as morals, ethics, communication skills with emphasis on the development of personal integrity and values.
2. What programmes does EDA provide?
EDA provides the Cambridge IGCSE programme for students attending years 7 – 11, (Forms 1 – 5) under the ever increasing popular home-schooling concept that many Malaysian parents are leaning towards. Apart from teaching regular lessons under the Cambridge IGCSE programme, it also provides training for its students under the EDA Enrichment programme where various living skills with emphasis on special study and communication skills are provided.
3. Are students allowed to enrol mid-way of an academic year?
Ideally, students should enrol at the beginning of a new academic year; however, this may not be possible for some. Hence, EDA accepts such students mid-way of an academic year and our educators go the extra mile to assist these students to attain the desired levels.
4. Does EDA offer the KSSM curriculum taught at government schools?
No, EDA does not offer the KBSM curriculum. At EDA only the Cambridge IGCSE Programme is offered for those who intend to take this alternative route.
5. How is EDA different from other learning centres?
EDA takes a different approach towards education by providing the EDA Enrichment Programme to all its students; this programme encompasses Communication & Social Skills, Business & Marketing, Art & Design, Health & Fitness and Sports & Recreation to provide additional impetus to the regular academic studies.
6. Are students with behavioural or learning disabilities accepted?
EDA does not have a special programme for such students. However, at EDA, we are of the view that what is considered to be a disability or behavioural difficulty is often related to advancing to a higher level of study, without overcoming some misunderstanding at an earlier stage in the course of their education. When such misunderstanding is resolved, the student is able to progress well in his/her studies.
7. Is EDA a licenced learning centre?
Yes, EDA through its sister company Pusat Tuisyen Bakti Ikhlas is a licenced learning centre, currently authorised by the Education Department to run, among others, the Cambridge IGCSE programme.
8. Do you have any religious affiliation?
No, EDA does not have any religious affiliation. EDA respects the religious faiths of every student and shall at all times be secular in nature. EDA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, nationality, sex, disability, or age in administering student admissions or any of its policies, programmes or activities.
9. Are the educators at EDA qualified?
All Educators at EDA are subject specialists and are provided additional training as an Accredited Cambridge Educator, besides undergoing the EDA Enrichment programme over a period of time.
10. Is the Cambridge IGCSE qualification recognised?
The Cambridge IGCSE programme is a popular international qualification, leading to a globally recognised and valued certificate accepted at most private universities and employers worldwide, including Malaysia.
11. What is the age group of students eligible to join this programme?
Students between the ages of 12 to 17 can join the programme at EDA; they are eligible to register for the Cambridge IGCSE examinations from age 14 onwards. However, students outside this age group maybe admitted on individual merits.
12. Can a student complete the whole IGCSE Programme in 4 years or less?
Yes, provided the child’s academic performance meets the minimum requirements of Cambridge. The entire IGCSE programme is conducted in English and proficiency in the English language is a pre-requisite to do well in this programme. Further, it is advisable for the child to complete the full syllabus of each subject to gain a stronger foundation and complete the whole programme in 5 years.
13. Are the tuition fees fixed for the duration of the child’s studies?
The published fees shall remain for the duration of that year, but the Academy reserves the right to revise the fees as appropriate. However, any increase in fees will be kept to a minimum to ensure affordability at all times.
14. Are there other activities apart from the regular studies?
Yes, there are interesting extra curricula activities carried out from time to time under the EDA Enrichment programme. Currently, physical education activities are scheduled weekly with indoor and outdoor games. Apart from that, EDA shall be organising educational excursions at least once yearly.
15. What are the arrangements for food during lunch and tea breaks?
Currently, the students are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks for their lunch and tea breaks; they shall have their meals at the dining area within the premises. Alternatively, the Academy can engage catering services, as needed.
16. Does the Academy provide transport for the students?
Yes, transport can be arranged upon request.
17. What are the security features provided at the Academy?
The Academy is fitted with a closed circuit television (CCTV) and secured auto-gate, both of which are monitored at all times; students are not allowed to leave the premises until their parent or guardian arrives to pick them up after classes.
18. Does the Academy provide remedial classes for the slower students?
The Academy follows a regular daily time-table from 8.30am to 4.00pm for the core subjects and provides additional classes for weaker students in specific subjects from 4.00pm until 5.20pm at no additional cost. The Academy is of the view that its students shall not need to take up additional tuition classes elsewhere.
19. Does the Academy conduct tests?
Yes, an entrance test is conducted prior to enrolment to assess the student’s academic level. Regular tests will be conducted in class on each subject with a major assessment at the end of each term to evaluate the progress of every student. The parents will be informed of their children’s academic progress during a “Parent-Teacher-Student” session at the end of each term.
20. When does the Academy observe its holidays?
The Academy observes all gazetted public holidays as well as Saturdays and Sundays. Apart from that, the Academy is closed during the holidays observed by the main-stream schools.