Remarkable A-Level Achievements from the Sunway A-team

Sunway College’s A-Level students achieved outstanding results during the June 2013 examinations. The A-Level students have always produced outstanding results, this time around with 99.65% passes and over 40% who scored straight A*/ As. This is the third year they have done exceptionally well.

Liew Ziqing, one of the 4A* achievers, have been accepted into The University of Cambridge to pursue his degree in Engineering. “I did not think of applying to Cambridge until I read an article of Oh Coyin, my senior from school who had successfully transferred to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the newspapers. Oh Coyin also studied the A-Level programme at Sunway College. Her success encouraged me to look beyond my imperfections as I applied to study at Cambridge,” he added. Ziqing is fully sponsored by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) to study at the University of Cambridge.

Ziqing also recently represented Malaysia in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Russia and came home with a bronze medal.  “Sunway’s A-Level programme prepared me well for this competition. I am grateful to Leong Lai Wan, my Sunway A-Level teacher for giving me a strong foundation in physical chemistry, enabling me to achieve my full potential during the theoretical examinations,” said the 2011 Math and Logic Competition runner-up who received a bursary worth RM 16, 000 to pursue his studies at Sunway College. He was also awarded “Top in Malaysia” for AS-Level Mathematics at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. Ziqing’s trip to Russia was also sponsored by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF).

From left to right: Elizabeth Lee, Liew Ziqing, Carol Wong, Director of A-Level Programme, Sunway College; Cheng Mien Wee, Director of Pre-University Studies, Sunway College.

Calvin Chung Jia Hao who also scored 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, is planning to pursue his studies in Medicine at International Medical University (IMU). He attributed his success to the different teaching methods used by the A-Level teachers. He said, “For instance, my Biology teacher uses a multimedia presentation to explain something in detail whereas written notes are preferred for Mathematics.” Calvin is also a recipient of the JCF Entrance scholarship.

Yap May Yi, also scoring 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology is heading to Monash University, Sunway Campus to pursue a degree in Food Science and Technology. Attributing her sisters as role-models, May Yi says she was guided well not just by her sisters but the A-Level teachers who were incredibly dedicated. “Our Biology teacher even conducted extra classes to help us understand the materials better,” she shared.

The Sunway A-Level achievers with their teachers.

Lee Kin Onn is heading to University of Bristol, UK to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. The 4A*s student was also a recipient of the JCF Entrance scholarship. He said, “The programme is challenging but our lecturers and friends provide the extra support you need. If anything, determination is more important than intelligence,” he said. Although he plans to go into the Engineering field, Kin Onn intends to contribute to society first. “If possible, I would like to volunteer as a teacher with Teach for Malaysia,” he added.  Twelve students at Sunway College scored 4A*s.

Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group said, “I thank the teachers for having done such a good job. They know the knowledge they are imparting to you inside out. In fact, one of them taught me, so you can imagine the amount of experience they have. This is why I want to pay tribute to the teachers and the team and of course to you, students who have done exceptionally well.”

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