Heng Wei receiving the Outstanding Learner Award for Economics from HE Treadwell, the UK High Commissioner to Malaysia and Steven McGill, Pearson’s Head of Partner Markets Asia
The HELP A-Levels Department continues to cement its position as the premier A-Levels programme in Malaysia when seven of its students were awarded medals by Pearson Edexcel for the highest scores achieved in individual subjects in the Edexcel International A-level exams in 2015.
The Pearson Medallion Awards Ceremony which was held on 5 September 2015, was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Education, P Kalamanathan. British High Commissioner Victoria Treadell was also present at the ceremony. The Pearson Medallion Awards is given to students who have achieved the highest scores in the world for specific subjects.
Out of the seven students, four students won the 2015 Pearson Medallion Awards for Accounting. They are Loh Qiao Wen, Ng Cheh Chee, Teoh Khai Jian, and Wong Wei Xin. Each year HELP students score the highest marks for Accounting and win medals, which is a remarkable feat, and is a testimony to the hard work of the students and the excellent teachers in the A-Levels department.
The other three students, Hushil Singh Sandhu, Heng Wei Ann and Foong Yue Kwang, won the 2015 Pearson Medallion Awards for Biology, Economics and Physics respectively.
The subject award tally for HELP students scoring the highest marks in their individual A-level subjects from 2004 to 2015 stands at an impressive 77, previously known as the World Awards.
In addition, HELP’s A-Levels Department was also honored for its achievements as the Best Performing Registered Training Centre (RTC) for 2014.
HELP Academy is the only centre in the country to conduct both the Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) and the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Both are top ranked examination boards and operate under guidelines for quality, standards and consistency specified by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) of the United Kingdom. This widens the choice for students and allow them to choose the system best suited to their needs.
HELP A-level’s students continue to score high in both IAL and CIE and have an excellent track record for admission to top universities such as The London School of Economics, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Stanford University, and Chicago University to name a few.
One of HELP’s students, Wong Tzer Chyuan, was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, to pursue Computer Science. He scored A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and A’s in Physics and Chemistry,
Vigneesh Ravindra who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science at London School of Economics (LSE), scored 3A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry, and A in Physics in his A-level examinations.
Lim Sheen Le, who is also studying at the LSE, achieved 2 A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, as well as A’s in Economics and Physics.
Sheen Le said: “I found the A-Level’s programme at HELP Academy to be one that provided me a strong foundation for my tertiary studies. The syllabus and structure gave me an excellent balance of academic rigour and flexibility. It also enhanced my ability to think critically and analytically which is of great use to me currently. I am indeed grateful to my lecturers at HELP Academy for their consistent guidance and support throughout my A-Level tenure.”
Vighnaa Kunendran, currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at University College London (UCL), plans to be a Data Scientist upon completion of his degree. He scored 2 A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and A’s in Physics and Chemistry.
Currently on a Maxis scholarship, Vighnaa feels grateful that he achieved his goal of entering a top UK university and attributes much of his success to the dedication of his lecturers.
Three outstanding students also gained admission to Cambridge University in the last two years.
Teh Kuok Ren, who obtained 4 A* in Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry was admitted for Medicine; while Cheyanne Xie is pursuing Chemical Engineering, and Andrew Foong is reading Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
“Admission to Cambridge University has become normal for our A-Level students,” said Datuk Dr Paul Chan, Vice-Chancellor and President of HELP University.
“This is possible not only because of the quality of the teaching, but also the coaching and the nurturing provided by our lecturers. Hundreds of students score straight A’s, but our students possess a certain edge over others; they display character, confidence and an intelligent mastery of subject that goes beyond the mere regurgitation of facts. This is crucial when they face the interviewers from Cambridge who have to separate the wheat from the chaff.”
Mr Jahn Cheah, Dean of the HELP Faculty of University Foundation Studies and Director of the A-Levels program, is especially proud of his students’ achievements.
“My lecturers’ track record of achieving outstanding results in the Edexcel exams has now been strengthened with their success in the Cambridge exams. They have the experience, dedication and an uncanny ability to bring out the best in the students. HELP is now the preferred A-Levels centre for students aspiring to enter top universities.”
Thus, HELP continues to trail blaze, pushing the boundaries for the A-level’s students to achieve their full potential, by gaining entry to top ranked universities worldwide.
For more information on HELP Academy’s A-Level’s programme, please contact Benjamin Chew, or Sheik Md Yazid at 03-20958791 ext. 5337 or 5367. Please visit our website http://www.help.edu.my for more information.