INTI International College Penang (IICP) students once again claimed a place among the top academic achievers in the world. 22 students from IICP have made it into the Distinguished Achievers list for their 2011 New South Wales Higher School Certificate results, placing them in the top band of a HSC course.

 

Tania Loke Suat Mei is a Distinguished Achiever for all 5 subjects she studied. Tania received the Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence Medal for scoring high distinctions in Chemistry, English as a Second Language, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 and Physics. She has an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 99.55 and will be pursuing a double degree in Physics & Political Science at the University of Western Australia.

 

4 students scored 3 high distinctions each. They are Lai Yuanrui (Chemistry, English as a Second Language and Mathematics Extension 1), Darryl Lim Jun Zhi (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics), Lim Sook Yin (Chemistry, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2) and Yap Meng Hui (Chemistry, Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1).

 

25 percent of IICP students achieved straight As in all the subjects they took. 100 percent passes were recorded in 8 subjects (Accounts, Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, English as a Second Language, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 and Physics). 50 percent and more As were achieved in Accounts, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2. 10 subjects (Accounts, Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, English as a Second Language, Information Processes & Technology, Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2), achieved higher pass rates than that of the world.

 

“The outstanding performance reflects the hard work of our students during the year. I am very proud of their achievements and the dedication of our lecturers and staff in helping them to realise their full potential,” said Mary Ng, INTI’s Vice President of Pre-University Studies.

 

Widely regarded as the most prestigious of the Australian matriculation credentials with more than 66,000 candidates having successfully undertaken the programme this year, NSW HSC is a qualification accepted by universities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, Canada, India and Singapore as well as Malaysian private universities into popular degree courses in medicine, pharmacy, engineering, business, IT and more.

 

Entry into universities depends on the ATAR, a measure of the student’s overall performance in comparison with all students taking the NSW HSC. Comparable with the Cambridge A Level, NSW HSC can be completed in 11 months. At IICP, a wide range of subjects is available in the sciences and commerce, and students may combine subjects from the two for broader options in tertiary studies.

 
Tania Loke (3rd from left) with fellow high achievers (from left) Mah Meng Jern, Ng Le Yu, Yap Meng Hui, Lai Yuanrui and Lim Sook Yin.
 

An attractive feature of NSW HSC is the assessment system which comprises 50% internal assessment based on assignments and projects at IICP and 50% on an external final examination set and marked in Australia. The assessment marks awarded by IICP are moderated against the final examination marks. The average of these two marks is used to determine the ATAR.

 

Upon completion of NSW HSC, usually more than 25% of INTI’s students take up medical studies at first class universities like the University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Adelaide, Monash University and locally at International Medical University, Penang Medical College, Melaka-Manipal Medical College and Monash University Malaysia.

 

Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution’s over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 675,000 students globally.

 

Financial aid is available to students applying for Foundation studies at INTI. INTI Edu-Assist is a new scheme for new applications for the January and February 2012 intakes. It offers a partial grant on tuition fees to PTPTN loan recipients and applicants of Foundation programmes with the objective of minimizing the out-of-pocket tuition fees that students are required to cover.

 

For further information on NSW HSC, please call 04-6310138.