Get the edge
MORE HELP A-Level achievers continue to win scholarships from top-ranked universities. To name a few, Harvard, Cambridge, Australian National University, Imperial College London, University of Southern California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford have offered places for HELP A-Level students, with many being awarded scholarships.
In 2016, a total of 18 students were admitted to top medical schools in Malaysia, UK and Ireland.
The growing number of achievers is a source of pride to HELP and HELP University vice-chancellor and president, Datuk Dr Paul Chan, congratulates both lecturers (popularly known as the “A Team”) and students for their exceptional dedication and hard work in continually maintaining high standards, “The key to the impressive list of achievements and coveted scholarships is the excellence of the teaching team, headed by Jahn Cheah, who has over 35 years of experience as a Maths teacher. As the Faculty of University Foundation Studies Dean, he is a great leader.”
A total of 85 World Awards have been given to HELP A-Level students who attained the highest grades worldwide in specific subjects.
HELP University has also been declared winners of the Malaysian Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) award for 12 years running.
HELP is the first centre in the country to offer full programmes for both the Edexcel International Advanced Levels (IAL) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
While both are top ranked examination boards, the IAL is a modular system that allows students to re-sit any unit for a better grade (without penalty, limited re-sit per unit only) without having to repeat the entire level as with CIE’s linear system.
HELP was declared the “Best and Biggest A-Levels Centre in the World” at the Edexcel World Conference in Hong Kong on March 16, 2011.
HELP’s acclaimed Annual Drama Production by the English Literature Department, so well received by schools and the public, is such a great success that Datuk Johan Jaafar of the New Straits Times commented, “Creativity knows no bounds. Students need such activities to prove their capabilities. Theatre is after all the best vehicle to test the limits of experimentation, self-esteem, tenacity and more importantly, teamwork.”
HELP’s A-Levels programme not only nurtures students to achieve academic excellence but also equips them with strong leadership and organisational skills, useful knowledge and rich experiences through participation in the unique Getting the Edge (GTE) programme.
Cheah explains, “Soft skills like those acquired through our GTE programme will always play an important role in determining the achievers accepted by top-tier universities, many of which not only look for academic excellence but also for effective speakers and leaders of the future.”
HELP students who entered Cambridge University have attributed their success at the admission interviews to the speaking and articulation skills they acquired in the GTE programme.
Among the successful admissions in one year alone are 18 for Imperial College London, 39 for University College London, 24 for University of Edinburgh, 16 for London School of Economics (LSE), 60 for Manchester University and 58 for University of Bristol.
Avinaash Subramaniam was admitted to Harvard University on a Faculty scholarship.
Tan Wei Jian, 4A* Achiever and winner of two World Top Awards, was accepted into Imperial College London as a JPA scholar, while Calvin Yeoh Kai Yuan, an A-Level achiever, was offered admission to four top universities – Stanford, University College London, London School of Economics and Oxford University. Calvin finally chose Stanford.
■ For more details on the next A-Levels intake in July, call 03-2094 2000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit HELP’s website http://www.help.edu.my.
Jubilant top HELP A-Level achievers celebrating their results.