TWENTY-THREE Sunway College Cambridge A-Level students received a staggering 30 accolades at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards – doubling the number achieved by the previous batch.
The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards issued by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) celebrate the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in more than 10,000 schools in countries worldwide. The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards hold the highest benchmark in the A-Level education.
Sunway A-Level students were awarded Top in Malaysia and Top in the World for their outstanding performance in the A-Level November 2021 CAIE examination series.
Two students were awarded first place and received the Best Across titles for achieving an A grade; they attained the first highest cumulative total standard marks over a set number of subjects.
“I’m very honoured to receive the awards,” said Fu Chuan Zhe who got Best Across Four for CAIE A-Level and achieved the Top in the World for both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
“The past few years have been challenging and it’s very heart-warming to see how everyone has excelled despite the hardships. I’m grateful to my lecturers, family and friends who have supported me throughout my journey,” said Fu.
Tan Hong Jun received the Best Across Three award for CAIE A Level and achieved Top in Malaysia for Further Mathematics.
Making us proud on the world stage
Tan Juin who was one of the Top of the World recipients scoring excellent marks in Mathematics said the healthy competition between peers has pushed them to improve themselves.
“Experienced lecturers, helpful peers and a conducive study environment provided me with an excellent experience during my A-Level studies at Sunway College,” said Tan.
The other Top of the World recipients for Mathematics are Caitlin Kua Jie Xin, Ng Wai Hoe, Pe Hao Jie, Qi Junxiang, Lucius Khor Zhe Yi, Michelle Teo Zhi Yee and Tan Ping.
“I fell in love with biology after the first few classes. My lecturer put in a lot of effort and time into explaining all the details and I found it to be extremely interesting. Sunway also provides a lot of additional informative talks and webinars to help students explore other topics that may not necessarily be in the syllabus, in which I have gained a lot of insight from. I’m glad that I chose to pursue A-Level in Sunway,” shared Kua.
Teo added: “Sunway A-level programme is well-organised with systematic and interactive course learning that creates a conducive and inspiring environment to pursue my studies. The dedication of all lecturers who are always prompt to clear doubts also provide additional practices and lectures which greatly supported my achievements today.”
“Not only are the lecturers efficient in teaching, but they also pay great attention to each student to make sure everyone is keeping up and doing well. It was easy to focus on my studies as everyone around me was motivated to study and do well,” said Tan Ping.
Kua, who also secured a Top in Malaysia for Physics, shared that the A-Level science subject provides a well-rounded programme structure, with a syllabus covering a wide range of topics.
Other recipients of the Top of the World titles are Mah Hoew Yang for Biology; Ang Pei Ping for Chemistry; and, Lee Ming Jie and Ng Jia Qi for Economics.
“From being someone with no prior knowledge in Economics, to now rank among the few to receive a Top in the World award for the subject, I owe it all to my Economics lecturer, Ms Cherilyn Low who poured her heart and soul into equipping me with knowledge,” said Ming Jie.
Hoew Yang also expressed his gratitude towards his lecturers, “I would like to thank my lecturers if not for them I would not have attained my success today.”
Stephanie Tee Kay Anne, who secured the Top of the World position for Literature in English said her lecturer Audrey Lee has always motivated and improved her writing style, deepening her understanding and love for the subject.
“Sunway College Library – my favourite place on campus – is also a haven for avid readers such as myself; the wide range of books, journals, and articles available to aid my research in the subject has certainly been instrumental in propelling me towards my achievements,” said Tee.
The High Achievement award recipients are Cheong Rong Jet for English Language; Wesley Pu Chern Hsiong for History; and Ong Heyang for Thinking Skills.
Making the nation proud
Chloe Tan Jia Yi who won the Top in Malaysia award for her outstanding performance in Accounting said that her lecturer Helen Khoo was always available to answer her questions even outside working hours.
“She never gave up trying to clarify my doubts, no matter how long it took for me to grasp the concept,” said Chloe.
Other Top in Malaysia awards recipients include Aaron Kan Wai Hoong for Accounting; Lim Jing and Ng Wai Hoe for Chemistry; Tan Jing for Economics; Lim Jing and Patrick Yee Tang Young for Psychology; and Ang Pei Ping for Biology.
Kan said: “My lecturer was always ready to answer questions in and out of classes which helped me strengthen my understanding of the subject. I was taught the techniques to tackle each question in the best way possible.”
Concurring, Tan Jing opined: “The Covid-9 pandemic has been a challenging time for both learners and lecturers. However, the lecturers have done their best to make learning as accessible as possible. I am thankful to my biology lecturer, Nicholas Lai, who was one of the best teachers I have ever met. His energy and passion for teaching was evident in class.”
Ng said: “Studying in Sunway College has been an amazing experience. From the beautiful campus to the excellent teachers and the friendly students, (it) has been one of the highlights of my life. A special shout out to my teachers who are the most patient and understanding of all the teachers I've had before.”
According to Sunway College Cambridge A-Level programme director Ruth Cheah, the outstanding achievements of Sunway A-Level scholars are extremely impressive.
“This is made possible by the students’ dedication and our lecturers’ years of experience who are willing to go beyond boundaries to assist and prepare their students,” said Cheah.
Sunway College A-Level holds a remarkable record of 62.2% achieving straight A*/As and 100% passing rate with over 420 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards to date.
Sunway College is also pioneering Pre-Leads – a co-curricular programme to nurture students’ holistic development by equipping them with necessary life skills beyond their academic achievements. This approach helps to create all-rounders who are well equipped for success in life.
For more information, visit my.sunway.edu.my/preu.