Mark of distinction
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.
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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.