Taylor’s College Tops South Australian Matriculation Programme Yet Again

77% of the world’s top achievers are from Taylor’s College

Taylor’s College South Australian Matriculation (SAM) students have once again proven that they are among the crème de la crème of the programme at a global level when they were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements by the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board of South Australia at the SAM Award Ceremony held at Taylor’s College recently.

A total of 743 SAM students from Taylor’s College Subang Jaya and Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas successfully completed the SACE Certificate of Education in December 2013. This group of exceptional students scored 34 out of the 44 Merits Awards presented by the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board of South Australia to SAM students worldwide in 2013. This number, a whopping 77%, is testament to the fact that a majority of the world’s top achievers are from Taylor’s College.

46% of them attained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 80 and above while 25% of them are ranked in the top 10% with an ATAR of 90 and above. Most impressively, nine students attained an impressive score of 99 and above.

Mrs. Quek-Lai Cheng See, Principal of South Australian Matriculation, Taylor’s College, congratulated the students for the well-deserved achievement. “The wonderful accomplishment that the students have achieved is another milestone for not only Taylor’s but most importantly the students and their families.”

“I hope that they will have a wonderful university experience and brilliant future ahead as they take their productive place as leaders in the global community,” said Mrs. Quek during her opening speech at the award ceremony.

The ceremony saw Dr. Neil McGoran, Chief Executive of SACE Board of South Australia presenting the SAM Worldwide Highest Subject Achiever to Mohammad Hasif-Irfan Shamsir Adlan (Accounting), Ynna Lee (Chemistry), Tan Tian Rong (English as Second Language Studies) and Rayner Goh Zong Xin (Physics).

Besides these four outstanding students, the ceremony also saw Ng Jen Wen being honoured as the recipient of the prestigious Chairman Award with an ATAR 99.70 while Lau Chloe was named valedictorian.

Lau Chloe is honoured to be chosen as the Valedictorian. “I have always been an outgoing person and as the President of SAM Student Council, I was given the opportunity to organise and lead numerous events. I picked up a lot of skills during this process that I can apply in my university days and later in my career. My year at Taylor’s College was a fruitful and enjoyable one indeed.”

“My parent initially discouraged me to participate in so many activities but today they are proud of me because Taylor’s College recognises my hard work and contributions, proving that we should be able to study hard and play hard at the same time,” added Chloe, who is planning to study Economics in the United Kingdom.

Tan Tian Rong, Khoo Tze Yun and Teo Pei Ching were the President Awards recipients for not only excelling in their studies, but also contributing significantly to Taylor’s and the community throughout their one-year study.

Tan Tian Rong is extremely thankful for what he learnt at Taylor’s College. “I was not the outgoing type back in high school but after joining the Think Tank Society in Taylor’s College, I have learned to express myself better in many ways.”

“I am graduating from Taylor’s as a very proud Taylorian. I must say that Taylor’s has great teachers who are fun, friendly and helpful yet so knowledgeable and posses such admirable teaching styles,” shared Tian Rong who is pursuing Accounting at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Lim Tou Boon, President of Taylor’s College, is proud to see such outstanding results from this cohort of SAM graduates. “At Taylor’s College, our goal is to equip our students to achieve their university and career goals through learning skills, life skills, as well as character and leadership development. The result has definitely demonstrated that the students have acquired the much-needed learning skills that will enable them to be a life-long learner.”

”I am certain they have picked up life skills and leadership skills as well during their time at Taylor’s which have prepared them well for their future success,” added Lim.

SAM is the most popular Australian-based Pre-U programme in Malaysia, opening doors for its students to enter top universities around the world including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Taylor’s College was the first to offer a SAM programme in Malaysia, and today, is the largest SAM centre in the world.