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Mr Jason Walker

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Head of Physics

Mr Jason Walker has been the Head of Physics of BSKL after spending four years at Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar where he worked in various roles including Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Curriculum Coordinator and Head of Middle School Science. He has been teaching physics for eight years and previously worked for a prestigious engineering company assisting a vast number of manufacturers, distributors and OEMs across the EMEA region to recruit senior level executives. It was here where Jason learnt what it takes to become a CEO for a wide range of engineering organisations from global conglomerates to local SMEs. This unique experience shapes much of his philosophy and teaching. 

 

I graduated from a PGCE in Science education specialising in physics from Keele University in 2011 and worked in the UK for 4 years at an outstanding academy trust school where I took on a variety of roles including Head of Careers and Work experience. Since moving internationally in 2015 I have taught for four years at Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar in various roles including physics teacher, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, and Curriculum Coordinator. I am passionate about all things engineering and do my utmost to facilitate opportunities both inside and outside of the curriculum for students to develop engineering-based skills.

For my last three years at Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar, I was the main contributor to the annual Oxbridge Engineering Workshop where students encounter and develop various skills required to succeed in an engineering domain. Since moving to BSKL, I have been leading the physics department through significant change and working with the amazing physicists here and my past students, already in place, to help BSKL students apply and secure places at some of the most prestigious universities on the planet.

 

My parents are both British and whilst my father was in the British Army, me and my sister were born in Germany on a military base. After my birth, our family moved back to the UK and that is where I remained until I moved internationally. I am an avid triathlete and cyclist. I often enter in as many races as I can attend, where I compete for a place on the podium in most races. I am also a passionate safety advocate and helped initiate a cycling club locally here in Damansara that has safety and community embedded in its core values. I have started and sponsored an amateur cycling team and hopes to compete in all Asia stage races over the coming years.

When not cycling around Malaysia or racing, I also enjoys 'trying' to play golf on KL's famous golf courses and hiking to remote places. After graduating, I wanted to pursue a career in teaching, but put this on hold when he had the opportunity to work in a very demanding but lucrative profession in the commercial engineering area. The passion I had for teaching never subsided and after 3 years I explored the possibility of leaving the corporate world and its benefits behind by completing my PGCE in physics. Since making the switch h I have not looked back, and now enjoys each moment where I get to engineer and deliver curriculums that help my students learn the skills needed to be successful, not only in the exams, but also the future job market.