Taylor's 'A' Level achievement


  • Education
  • Sunday, 07 Sep 2003

TAYLOR'S College's Cambridge 'A' Level students have attained a pass rate of 96.3%, the highest since 1992. A total of 618 students sat for the examination in June. 

The students collectively obtained 943As. Of these, 37 obtained 5As, an increase of 42% compared to last year. The number of students who scored four As increased by 51% to 74 students, while 179 students obtained 3As. 

A 100% pass rate was recorded in both Computing and English Literature. Seven out of the 12 ‘A’ Level subjects offered at the college had a more than 90% pass rate. 

Significant improvements in the percentage of passes were also recorded in Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English Literature, Business Studies, Mathematics, Physics and Sociology. 

Meanwhile, Taylor's College clinched the top position in an international mathematics contest which replaces the DesCartes competition. 

A total of 13,689 international students took part in the contest organised by the University of Waterloo. Out of 132 Taylor's students who participated, 75 obtained certificates of distinction.  

 

o IT WAS a joyous occasion for 863 Taylor's College graduates who were awarded their degrees on Aug 16, some with distinctions and awards. 

High achievers Thashalini Kanagenthiran, Lisa Kho and Maria Gerardine Maria Alphonsus obtained distinctions in the mass communication programme. 

Dean's List recipients Eng Hui Ann, Wong May Yee and Tang Mun Ling were from the business programme.  

Among those present at the graduation was Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir, whose son graduated from Taylor’s School of Hotel Catering and Tourism. 

At a separate ceremony, the University of Technology Sydney Alumni Association Malaysian Chapter awarded about RM1,200 worth of book vouchers to four students in Taylor’s Business School for their good academic achievement. 

 

o THEY had three objectives: to develop leadership skills, to foster closer relations between students and staff, and to appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature. 

Members of Taylor’s Business School Council achieved these and much more at a four-day leadership camp in Pulau Redang during their recent semester break. For the first two days, the 35 students underwent gruelling leadership training. 

“I learnt and discovered first-hand how to organise leadership games and motivate individuals to grow together as a group,” said Vivien Ng, 18. 

“It was a very exciting trip and I am truly amazed with the Blue Sands Bay which glows in a fluorescent blue, but fades after coming into contact with humans,” said Soh Jia Yee, 18, adding that they enjoyed snorkelling, diving, fishing, jungle trekking, and playing beach volleyball.  

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