Top in the World Mathematics and Top in Malaysia History

 
Wong accepting her certificate at the awards ceremony that was held recently. Hooi grinning proudly as she accepted her certificate.
  
KDU is proud of the achievements of these two students.  
PETALING JAYA, 1 December 2015 – Two students from KDU College’s Cambridge A Levels programme did the college proud when they bagged two top awards at the recent Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards.
 
The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, conferred by the Cambridge International Examinations, celebrates the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. Cambridge places learners at the centre of their international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.
 
Two of KDU’s students, Wong Jian Lin and Hooi Wei Cheng received the ‘Top in Malaysia – History’ and ‘Top in the World - Mathematics’ awards respectively.  Wong and Hui proudly accepted their certificates of award at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony, held recently.
 
For Wong, the award came as a delightful surprise. “I was quite surprised when I found out, but delighted too.  I find History a really rewarding subject, and I am glad the extra effort I put in has translated into this award,” she commented.
 
As for Hooi, achieving this award has always been something that she set within her sights. “To be awarded such a merit is truly an honour. This award in Mathematics means a great deal to me, as Mathematics is a subject that needs careful attention, and one can easily get marks deducted from careless mistakes,” she recounted, feeling a little pressured with setting that goal for herself.
 
“Sure, there were some insecurities in in striving towards that goal, but my support system is great, and they kept me on track, especially my mother who is a Mathematics teacher,” she further explained.
Both top scorers are feeling particularly optimistic about the future, and credited their lecturers at KDU for aiding and guiding them to reach this height. “The best thing about the lecturers is that they’re very supportive. During the times I was losing motivation, they motivated me to practice and finish past year questions and kept going,” said Hooi.
 
“Personally, I'm really thankful for the extra time and effort the teachers have invested in us. Another contributing factor is also the fact that we're always encouraged to ask questions and discuss ideas, which actually contributed to me learning better,” said Wong.
 
Looking ahead, Wong has her future set in motion. “I’m excited to say that I’ll be heading to the UK next year to study architecture!” she said with a grin. Meanwhile, Hooi has her future plans laid out too. “I am now preparing for A2 and applying for entry to a Canadian University. I have chosen to pursue Chemical Engineering for my undergraduate studies,” stated Hooi.
 
Head of KDU’s School of Pre-University Studies, Ms. Sathyavathy Rasanayagam said that the awards recognised the talent, dedication and commitment of both learners and lecturers. She said, “It is extremely rewarding to congratulate our students, as well as our academic staff, who have worked so hard to achieve tremendous success in the Cambridge May/June 2015 examinations. The results are a reflection of the enormous talent in Malaysia, not only amongst learners but also within the teaching profession. The students have a bright future ahead of them, and I wish them every success in their future.”
 
The Cambridge A Levels programme, offered at KDU’s iconic Damansara Jaya campus, is based on the prestigious University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus. It is internationally recognised for entrance into undergraduate degree courses such as medicine, law, engineering and more. The programme provides a solid foundation of fundamental knowledge, and assessments are based on one’s mastery of subjects and one’s ability to apply them in real-world scenarios. Students will be equipped with essential cognitive and critical thinking skills which are necessary to pursue and excel in any degree programme.