Top Of The World

Taylor's College Students Sweep an Impressive 41 Awards at the Cambridge Learner Awards 2013

Taylor’s College broke its outstanding academic record yet again when its students were called more than 40 times to receive their awards from the Cambridge International Examinations for their excellent results in the June 2013 AS Level and A Level examinations, at the annual Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

Taylor’s College students swept away a remarkable 32 out of 44 ‘Top in the World’ awards presented to the Cambridge AS Level and A Level students and won 41 out of the total of 80 awards in the AS/A Level category, making Taylor’s the top recipient at the award ceremony. These awards are presented annually by Cambridge in recognition of the exceptional performance of those learners who have been awarded the highest marks in a subject.

Dr. Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, Southeast Asia and Pacific, Cambridge International Examinations was impressed with the outstanding performance of Taylor’s College. “The Cambridge A Level examination result is a golden ticket to top universities and successful careers. Its robust assessment made the examination really tough for the candidates.”

“Taylor’s College has been recognised for their achievements every year and I congratulate the College for being very consistent in producing top students in the examinations, contributing a significant number of top achievers from Malaysia this year,” added Dr. Schmidt.

The students won 32 ‘Top in the World’ awards in Accounting, Chemistry, Law, Literature in English, Psychology and Mathematics; as well as five ‘Top in Malaysia’ in Biology, Business Studies, Computing, Physics and Thinking Skills in the AS Level examinations in addition to ‘Top in Malaysia’ recipients in Computing and Sociology in the A Level examinations.

Most impressively, Taylor’s College students Lee Gah Man and Fun Ming Yee were awarded the joint first place in Malaysia in the ‘Best Across Four Cambridge International AS Levels’ award.

Fun Ming Yee, a student from Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas is on cloud nine over the results. “I am the type of student who studies hard but also plays hard, and I prefer to understand the concept rather than just remembering everything in the book blindly. Achieving this remarkable result is totally beyond my expectations.”

“Back in secondary school, I wasn’t a top student but I truly believe I have chosen the right path by selecting subjects that I am passionate in. The ever helpful teachers at Taylor’s College who have not only guided me, but are also great mentors and friends are certainly the reason behind my achievements,” said the bubbly Penangite who added that she values her close relationships with her teachers at Taylor’s. She is also Top in the World in the subjects Accounting and Mathematics.

Sharyn Wong Yi Jien, who topped the world in Law and Literature in English subjects in the AS Level examinations, was also extremely grateful to her teachers who had assisted her in her studies at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. “I am very happy and excited with the results as law and literature are my true passion and I have always paid extra attention to these two subjects.”

“I have my experienced teachers to thank for the achievement because they have cultivated the passion in me and have been amazingly patient in explaining the difficult questions I had, even on their personal time outside the classroom,” added Sharyn, who is looking forward to study law in the United Kingdom.

Lim Tou Boon, President of Taylor’s College was extremely proud of the success of the students. “The Outstanding Learner Award is a very prestigious recognition to students who have done exceptional well in their examinations and the number of recipients from Taylor’s College this year is simply astounding. It is a reflection of our innovative and holistic approach to learning and the reason why we remain the top choice for pre-university studies.”

“I would like to congratulate and acknowledge the students and teachers who had worked very hard to make this accomplishment possible!”

Apart from Taylor’s College, Garden International School, also a school under the Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) also walked away with six awards at the Cambridge International AS Level and A Level examinations. It also won 14 awards in the Cambridge IGCSE examinations, including the ‘Best Across Eight Cambridge IGCSEs’ award.

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for five to 19 year olds. Its qualifications are recognised by universities and employers worldwide.