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Two score big in A-levels


TOP MARKS: Tan Tong Min and Jason Thum Ka Tseng were both the highest scoring Malaysians in their respective field of study

JOHOR BARU: TWO Cambridge GCE A-Level students from Sunway College Johor Bahru (SYCJB) were recently awarded the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, Malaysia by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) board.

Tan Tong Min, 19, gained the highest overall marks in Malaysia for Best Across Four Cambridge International A Levels in the November 2012 Cambridge examinations.

Tan who is a full-scholarship recipient of the Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship was overwhelmed by her results. She thanked her lecturers for their guidance outside the classroom.

"I chose to pursue the A-Levels programme here because the campus has a conducive study environment and on-campus lodging is available at the college's hostel," said Tan who is keen to pursue her undergraduate studies in food science.

Another award recipient was Jason Thum Ka Tseng, 19, who came up top in Malaysia in the Cambridge International AS Level Biology subject in the November 2012 sitting.

"When I was younger, my parents had taught me about anatomy, immune systems and human cell functions and ever since, I have been very interested in biology," said Thum.

As pharmaceuticals is his first choice of study, Thum explained that the A-Level programme gives him an edge as it emphasises knowledge, understanding, reasoning ability and skills.

"The college has established a tradition of academic excellence in the A-levels programme, which is a globally recognised pre-university qualification."

According to Sunway head of pre-university programme How Pei Lin, the students have consistently obtained good results.

"Many of them have successfully enrolled in undergraduate programmes at renowned universities worldwide," said How.

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(From left) How Pei Lin, Tan Tong Min, Jason Thum Ka Tseng and Sunway College A-Levels coordinator Pearly Ng.

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