Stu­dents gain en­try to top uni­ver­si­ties

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

TO cel­e­brate the out­stand­ing re­sults of their A-Level stu­dents, HELP Univer­sity or­gan­ised a tea party for them and their par­ents at its main cam­pus in Pusat Ban­dar Da­mansara, Pe­tal­ing Jaya, Se­lan­gor. This was in con­junc­tion with the re­lease of the Edex­cel A-Level re­sults for the June 2013 ex­am­i­na­tion.

The re­sults showed an in­crease in the per­cent­age of straight As at­tained by the stu­dents from 40% in 2012 to 46.5% for this year’s ex­am­i­na­tion, or a to­tal of 135 stu­dents out of the 288 who sat for the exam. The over­all pass rate was 92%.

Stu­dents were also ac­cepted into top uni­ver­si­ties like Cam­bridge, Ox­ford, Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don, Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics and Stan­ford Univer­sity, many with schol­ar­ships from the uni­ver­si­ties or from JPA, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Bank Ne­gara and multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions.

At the party, HELP chan­cel­lor Datuk Paul Leong con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents on their out­stand­ing achieve­ments. He also paid trib­ute to their par­ents for nur­tur­ing them into achiev­ers and thanked them for en­trust­ing their chil­dren’s A-Level ed­u­ca­tion to HELP.

HELP vice-chan­cel­lor and pres­i­dent Datuk Dr Paul Chan also ex­pressed his joy at the stu­dents’ suc­cess, and hoped that the stu­dents would build on the strong foun­da­tion pro­vided by HELP’s A-Level pro­gramme and con­tinue to achieve aca­demic ex­cel­lence in their cho­sen course of study at univer­sity.

Dr Chan was con­fi­dent that a HELP stu­dent would be­come presi- dent of the Ox­ford Union one day.

HELP’s A-Level pro­gramme head Jahn Cheah at­trib­uted her high scores to the ef­fort of the lec­tur­ers, pop­u­larly known as the “A-Team”. Cheah ac­knowl­edged that the team is tops in the busi­ness. Apart from their wide ex­pe­ri­ence and teach­ing skills, the A-Level lec­tur­ers pro­vide per­son­alised coach­ing to im­prove stu­dents’ study and learn­ing skills.

At the party, the A-Level achiev- ers ex­changed re­sults with each other and traded in­for­ma­tion about the var­i­ous pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties they were go­ing to.

Calvin Yeoh, who scored three As* and one A, re­ceived of­fers of a place in four top uni­ver­si­ties: Ox­ford, Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don, Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics and Stan­ford Univer­sity. He has de­cided to go to Stan­ford to study Maths.

Twin sis­ters Cher­i­lyn and Jac­que­line Hoe both scored four As*. Their par­ents sent them to HELP af­ter their brother Jonathan suc­cess­fully com­pleted his stud­ies at the col­lege be­fore that and was ac­cepted into the Univer­sity of Queens­land.

Since HELP first es­tab­lished its A-Lev­els pro­gramme, it has grown by leaps and bounds. It was the first cen­tre to be named Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence by Edex­cel In­ter­na­tional UK for ex­cep­tional de­liv­ery of the Lon­don GCE A-Lev­els.

To­day HELP of­fers both the Edex­cel and the Cam­bridge A-Level ex­am­i­na­tions.

The next in­take for both Edex­cel and Cam­bridge pro­grammes is in Jan­uary 2014.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 032094 2000, e-mail mar­ket­ing@ help.edu.my or visit HELP’s web­site www.help.edu.my/.

HELP’s A-level stu­dents suc­cess­fully gained en­try to top uni­ver­si­ties in the US and Bri­tain.

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