A 100 percent pass rate was achieved by 64 INTI International College Penang (IICP) students who sat for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) 2012 exam, with 28 percent of them achieving an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 90.00 and above which places them among the top 10 percent of high achievers worldwide.

 

Lim Ching Yeong achieved the highest ATAR of 97.05 with distinctions in all the subjects she studied. She intends to pursue medical studies at a local university. Stanley Wong Xiang Yong and Lee Shan Neng achieved ATARs of 95.95 and 95.75 respectively to be in second and third positions at IICP.

 
Lim Ching Yeong (3rd from left), Stanley Wong (6th from left) and Lee Shan Neng (6th from right) with other NSW HSC high achievers and members of IICP’s management and faculty.
 

“NSW HSC is a fast-track course offering holistic education. The fantastic track record created by IICP’s stellar students past and present accentuates the high credibility of the course. Being the backbone of INTI’s consecutive achievements, the lecturers here are easily approachable and have never faltered in gearing students for success,” said Stanley, who has set his sights on ACCA qualification.

 

A total of 35 high distinctions and 149 distinctions in various subjects were obtained by the students. 20 students obtained 5 As in the subjects they took. In 7 subjects (Business Studies, Biology, Chemistry, English as a Second Language, Information Processes & Technology, Physics and Mathematics), IICP students achieved higher pass rates than that of the world.

 

Widely regarded as the most prestigious of the Australian matriculation credentials, NSW HSC is a qualification accepted by universities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, Canada, and India 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 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.

 

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 740,000 students globally.

 

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