Sunway College A-Level students reach the top of the world

TWO Sunway College students were awarded first place and given the title Best Across by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) for their excellent academic performance.

Students who achieve an A grade and attain the highest cumulative total standard marks over a set of subjects are honoured with the Best Across award.

Khor awarded Top in the World, Top in Malaysia and Best Across by CAIEKhor awarded Top in the World, Top in Malaysia and Best Across by CAIE

Lucius Khor Zhe Yi received the good news from Sunway College director of the A-Level programme Ruth Cheah.

“A call from Cheah woke me up. I was dumbfounded and excited when she delivered the message. I sat on my bed speechless as she explained everything to me.”

Khor was awarded Best Across Four while achieving Top in the World for Mathematics and Top in Malaysia for Chemistry.

Attributing his success to his teachers, he says: “All of my lecturers provide plenty of resources and past year papers to aid in our preparation. The tutorials conducted helped strengthen my understanding of the concepts presented.”

He recalls his physics lecturer jumping in with deep concepts and explaining them systematically, which only motivated Khor to further his reading using external resources.

“The lecturers put a great emphasis on explaining techniques and methods to excel in the external examinations. It made me more confident in answering questions during the test.”

Chai awarded Top in the World, Top in Malaysia and Best Across by CAIE for A2 LevelChai awarded Top in the World, Top in Malaysia and Best Across by CAIE for A2 Level

Meanwhile, Chai Zi Yang was awarded A2 Level Best Across Three while achieving Top in the World for Mathematics and Top in Malaysia for Physics.

This is Chai’s second consecutive Best Across award after his Best Across Four award early this year.

Sharing the same sentiment, Chai too attributes his success and positive experience at Sunway to his lecturers.

“My teachers were helpful and very approachable, so I never felt uncomfortable asking them questions.

“Online learning was something new and challenging for the teachers. Fortunately, the teachers adapted to the situation and overcame the issues quickly to avoid hindering our education,” he says.

A total of 11 A-Level students from Sunway College received 15 prestigious awards from CAIE, which acknowledge their outstanding performance in the June 2021 Cambridge examination series.

Six Top in the World award recipients in mathematics are Devaassenan Mahenthiran, Foo Zi Yee, Lee Zhi Ying, Michelle Teo Zhi Yee, Tan Jing Er and Tan Ping.

Meanwhile, Brenda Yeoh Wai Jeng was Top in Malaysia for Accounting and Tan Hong Jun for Further Mathematics, while Lim Yee Cheng Jonathan received the High Achievement Award for Thinking Skills.

Sunway College continues to produce the highest number of Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in Malaysia, with some 390 awards to date.

The A-Level programme was also named as the No.1 provider in the country by the Cambridge Assessment International Education office of Malaysia.

The institution achieved an astonishing 100% pass rate and 61.3% straight A* and As in the last May/June examination.

Students received a congratulatory memento personally autographed by the British High Commissioner to Malaysia His Excellency Charles Hay MVO, presented by Sunway A-Level programme director Ruth Cheah.

To recognise and commend the students who have achieved the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for their relentless dedication and hard work, the A-Level programme director Ruth Cheah has personally hand-delivered a congratulatory memento, signed by the British High Commissioner to Malaysia His Excellency Charles Hay MVO to the students and their families.

“It brings me such great joy to witness the world class success of our Sunway A-Level students who have emerged as top in the nation once again despite the trying learning circumstances in this pandemic time they had to go through,” said Sunway College’s Cheah.

“The dedicated and committed lecturers with many years of experience form a major part of the equation for the success attained.”

Sunway College CAIE programme is an ideal platform to secure a place within the world’s top universities such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Harvard University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley among others.

It is also a pioneer in Pre-U Leads – a co-curricular programme to nurture students’ holistic development by equipping them with necessary life skills beyond their academic achievements.

In addition, #CampusWithAConscience is the fundamental spirit at the heart of Sunway Campus Life as it educates, encourages, and engages all aspects of the diverse community to adopt a lifestyle and conscientious efforts that truly reflect a society determined to create a better living environment for this generation and generations to come.

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