Mark of dis­tinc­tion

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STU­DENTS of Ad­vance Ter­tiary Col­lege ( ATC) and medal­lists at the 2016 Rio Olympics have one thing in com­mon – they are of­fi­cially world- class.

After at­tempt­ing the re­cent Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional A- Lev­els Ex­am­i­na­tions in June 2016, the A- Lev­els stu­dents have emerged with podium- fin­ish wor­thy re­sults, stand­ing head and shoul­ders above the field of com­peti­tors.

Prin­ci­pal and CEO Dr Danny Choong praised the can­di­dates for their hard work and achieve­ments.

“It was a joy to see so many young peo­ple achieve such pos­i­tive re­sults and ful­fil their po­ten­tial,” he said. “This year, the ma­jor­ity of our pupils achieved at least one top grade and many of the AS and A- Lev­els groups have achieved all their grades at C and above,” said Choong.

He and the rest of the ded­i­cated team of lec­tur­ers at ATC were proud of the stu­dents this year, as they not only passed the ex­ams but went be­yond ex­pec­ta­tions.

Top scor­ers tak­ing their place among the “Pan­theon of World Beat­ers” for the CIE A- Lev­els 2016 re­sults in­clude Oh Wan Cassandra ( 2A* s, 1A), Leow Wen Bin ( 2A* s, 1A), Me­lanie Yap Mei Rong ( 2A* s, 1A), Siah An Gel ( 3As), Teng Huey Yi ( 2A* 1A) and Tham Cheng Yee ( 2A* s, 1A & 1B).

It is ATC’s phi­los­o­phy that all pupils should have a re­ward­ing ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

This year’s A- Lev­els re­sults has been a re­flec­tion of that.

The joy ATC stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence in their aca­demic ful­fil­ment is ev­i­dence of the per­sonal ex­cel­lence and sat­is­fac­tion of these stu­dents when they put in the right ef­fort and re­ceive the right guid­ance. And ATC pro­vides world- class guid­ance in sev­eral ways – one of it is its lec­ture- tu­to­rial method­ol­ogy.

ATC en­deav­ours to en­sure its stu­dents get a holis­tic and seam­less view of the sub­jects by hav­ing dif­fer­ent lec­tur­ers con­duct the tu­to­ri­als and lec­tures.

This helps pre­vent the stu­dents from be­ing stuck in a one- di­men­sion and al­low their minds to take in the scope and grandeur of the academia.

A fo­cus on past exam papers dur­ing tu­to­ri­als also en­sures its A- Lev­els stu­dents are well- ac­quainted with the ex­ams.

In the words of one of its shin­ing stars, Melody Tham ( A A* A* B): “I think the most im­por­tant thing is to get guid­ance from the lec­tur­ers when­ever I have any prob­lems about the sub­ject. Prac­tis­ing past year papers is equally im­por­tant.”

Learn­ing at ATC does not stop in the class­room – its staff are al­ways willing to go through what­ever queries that may trou­ble a young stu­dent’s mind, be it aca­demic or oth­er­wise.

ATC is also well equipped with a fully stocked li­brary par ex­cel­lence, a study room, and a cut­ting- edge com­puter room that al­lows stu­dents ac­cess to any in­for­ma­tion they may need.

Also, the A- Lev­els stu­dents are of­ten taught by lec­tur­ers who have spent years teach­ing grad­u­ate level pro­grammes.

ATC as­sures ev­ery A- Lev­els stu­dent is raised to an even higher level.

For more in­for­ma­tion, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

ATC A- Level Top Achiev­ers 2016 ( from left) me­lanie yap, An­gel yap, melody Tham, Cassandra Oh, Teng huey yi, Joyce Lee, moira Lau and Leow Wen Bin.

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