Ex­celling yet again

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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.

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