INTI’s Cambridge A Level Students Excel in Exams

September 15, 2022

INTI’s Cambridge A Level students once again proved their excellence in the Cambridge International A Level examination. The 98 percent passing rate achieved by INTI International College Penang (IICP) students in the May/June 2022 exams clearly attest to the quality of education INTI offers students to enable them to successfully move on to the next stage of the education journey.

Opening speech by Hemalatha Murugiah, Chief Executive of INTI International College Penang.

The 27 students who scored between three to four A’s or A*’s in the exam were recognised in an awards ceremony at IICP for high achievers. Among those celebrated were Chan Yi Tian, Maximus Simon Lee, and Cheah Wei Jun as top achievers, while Isaac Goh Cheng Ern and Rhowan Ho Rui Yang were awarded for top in subject.

Dinash Kandasamy, Head of the Centre of Excellence for Pre-University Studies, presenting awards at the ceremony.

“The results were fantastic and I am so proud of what the students achieved despite the obstacles. Their perseverance got them through the exam with flying colours,” said Dinash Kandasamy, Head of the Centre of Excellence for Pre-University Studies, at the event.

Meanwhile, in her speech, Hemalatha Murugiah, Chief Executive of IICP praised the students for their ability to overcome the challenges from the pandemic.

Hemalatha Murugiah, Chief Executive of INTI International College Penang, presenting a token of appreciation to Ng Kim Huat, Country Director Malaysia and Brunei for Cambridge Assessment International Educational.

“The past year was marked by challenges of a global pandemic and our students have had to learn at home, in front of screens. Everyone has gone above and beyond to get through it all,” she said, adding that lecturers and staff of the college also contributed to making online lessons and remote teaching plans a success.

Chan Yi Tian, 19, who was awarded Top Achiever for achieving 4A*, shared that good time management was instrumental in helping to ensure adequate time for studying and activities.

Chan Yi Tian, who scored 4A* in the Cambridge A Level exam, was awarded Top Achiever and Top in Chemistry.

“It was tough, especially since we had to spend the first year mostly having virtual classes. We made it through, and I feel very lucky to have supportive friends and helpful lecturers at INTI,” said a grateful Yi Tian.

Isaac Goh Cheng Ern, was proud of all the efforts he made for the A Level examinations. The 19-year-old who was top in Physics and Mathematics and overall Top Achiever, said he intends to pursue Mechanical Engineering and aspires to be an engineer one day.

The High Achiever and Top in Physics & Mathematics awards recipient Isaac Goh Cheng Ern aims to be a great engineer.

“I can’t thank my parents enough for their encouragement and support as I pursued my A Levels,” said Isaac who finds INTI’s classes to be engaging .

High Achiever award recipient Rhowan Ho Rui Yang believes that self-discipline and time management are the key to success. His father, Friisco Ho, expressed pride in Rhowan’s accomplishments and growth.

“I’m glad and very proud that his persistence and dedication has been awarded by such a great achievement. Learning online was difficult, and so was time during the movement control order, but lecturers at INTI were incredibly helpful and accommodating,” he said, adding that he hoped Rhowan’s scores would push him to greater heights.

Rhowan Ho Rui Yang attributed his success to discipline and good time management.

The Provisional Cambridge AS & A Level results were released on 11 August 2022 where a total of 76 students from INTI International College Penang sat for the A2 Level exam and 72 students sat for the AS Level exam in May/June 2022. Of this, 31 (73.8%) students obtained at least 4 ‘A’s and 45 (59.2%) obtained at least 3 ‘A’s for their A Level certificate. Meanwhile, 11 (26.8%) students obtained at least 4 ‘a’s and 27 (37.5%) students obtained at least 3 ‘a’s for the AS Level certificate.

The awards ceremony, held on 26 August 2022 at INTI International College Penang’s Multipurpose Hall, was attended by students, parents, lecturers and the Country Director of Malaysia and Brunei for Cambridge Assessment International Educational, Ng Kuat Him.