Award winners pose together at ceremony’s end.
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 Sept 2015 – Seven A-Levels students from HELP were awarded medals by Pearson Edexcel for the highest scores achieved in individual subjects in the Edexcel International A-Levels exams among A-Levels centres in Malaysia.
Loh Qiao Wen
Ng Cheh Chee
Teoh Khai Jian
Wong Wei Xin
Hushil Singh Sandhu
Heng Wei Ann
Foong Yue Kwang
The Pearson Medallion Award was previously known as the World Awards, given for the highest scores in the world in specific subjects. HELP students won an impressive 70 of the World Awards from 2004 to 2013, when the split between the GCE and the Edexcel IAL exam boards resulted in Pearson now giving the Medallion Award to students scoring the highest mark in single subjects in Malaysia.
The subject award tally for HELP stands at:
Accounting – 27
Law – 15
Chemistry – 10
Physics – 9
Biology – 7
Further Maths – 5
Maths – 2
Economics – 1
English Literature – 1
Total – 77
English Literature and Economics are the odd ones in the list. Despite the small number of students opting for Eng Lit, the A-Levels Department scored a spectacular World Award for the subject in 2006 (won by Natalie Lim Yen Kuan).As for Economics, HELP managed to win an award for the subject only in 2015 (scored by Heng Wei Ann).HELP’s A-Levels Department was also honoured by Pearson Edexcel for its achievements. It was recognised as a Centre of Excellence for delivering Pearson Edexcel international qualifications, and as Best Performing RTC for 2014.
The Pearson Medallion Awards ceremony was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Education P Kamalanathan, with the UK High Commissioner Victoria Treadell in attendance.
Photos from the awards ceremony
Heng Wei Ann receiving the Outstanding Learner Award for Economics from HE Victoria Treadell, the UK High Commissioner to Malaysia, and Mr Steven McGill, Pearson’s Head of Partner Markets Asia. She gave the A-Levels Department its first ever Pearson Edexcel top award in Economics. Wei Ann gained admission to Manchester University to study Economics, but has now switched to Physics.
Hushil Singh Sandhu – Outstanding Learner Award for Biology. Hushil scored 1 mark short of the perfect score in A-Levels Biology. He obtained 4 Straight As. Hushil is now studying Medicine at the International Medical University (IMU), where his mother is a faculty member and his father, Mr Harminder Singh is a lawyer.
Loh Qiao Wen – Outstanding Learner Award for Accounting.
Ng Cheh Chee – Outstanding Learner Award for Accounting.
Teoh Khai Jian – Outstanding Learner Award for Accounting.
Mr Jahn Cheah, Dean of the Faculty of University Foundation Studies at HELP, receives the certificate and plaque honouring the achievements of the A-Levels Department in nurturing its students to excellence.
Mr Jahn Cheah with twin honours conferred by Pearson Edexcel.