Excelling yet again
BEING one of the premier providers of the A- Levels programme in Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College ( TAR University College) has consistently delivered outstanding performance in A- Levels examinations since the institution offered the programme in 1987 via its Centre for Pre- University Studies ( CPUS).
As with previous years, the pass percentage for the May/ June 2015 batch remained high at 88%, with 25% of the total number of students who took the examination achieving excellent results of 2As 1B and above.
Four students scored 4A* s in the A- Levels May/ June 2015 examination. Two of them, Goh Siok Wei and Wong Joyen, take their time to share their recipe for success.
Apart from scoring 4A* s, Goh was the best overall performer in A- Levels ( Science) and also won the CPUS Top Achievement Cup.
Asked about the motivation behind her achievement, Goh says, “High selfexpectation drives me to push myself to the limit and have no regrets. I always try my best to do everything that matters to me.”
Goh is currently reading biological sciences at the Nanyang Technological University ( NTU) in Singapore.
Wong, who was in the same stream as Goh, also strongly believes in doing her best.
“Have faith, believe in yourself and work for it,” says Wong, who aspires to be a dentist.
Both students paint a beautiful picture of their fulfilling experience studying at TAR University College.
“The lecturers are good, friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. I can always count on them for counselling purposes whenever I have any doubts or queries even after lectures,” says Wong.
Goh gives credit to the extensive learning facilities at TAR University College for contributing to her fulfilling experience.
“The laboratories are well- equipped, hence students can familiarise themselves with proper experimental apparatus and materials during practical classes,” she says.
Wong says that other facilities such as the library and cyber centre were really helpful when she needed to source for books, study and do research.
“As for recreation, the sports complex and gym are great places to work out a sweat and to relax,” she adds.
Goh holds the same sentiment as Wong when it comes to the provision of recreational facilities at TAR University College.
“TAR University College certainly caters to every need when it comes to students’ wellbeing and educational needs,” says Goh.
During the A Level High Achievers Certificate and Trophy Presentation Ceremony held in August last year, Wong, who was one of two valedictorians, dedicated her deepest gratitude to her lecturers in the A- Levels programme.
Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, president of TAR University College, vouches for the quality education that TAR University College students receive.
“CPUS is a springboard and gateway to achieving one’s dreams of a bright future. Over the years, many students have received top placing in the world and in Malaysia for mathematics, further mathematics, economics, accounting, business studies, Chinese language and general paper,” says Dr Tan. “These excellent results will provide access to world- renowned universities both locally and abroad, such as the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, Australian National University, University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore and NTU, to name only a few.”
Interested individuals can visit TAR University College Open Day from March 1 to 20 from 9am to 5pm at all its campuses. Alternatively, you can visit TAR University College’s booths at major education fairs.
For more information, visit www. tarc. edu. my.
Goh says TAR University College’s quality learning facilities contributed to her fulfilling learning experience.