St Andrew's celebrates "All-Rounders" of the 2019 GCE A-Level Examinations!
A total of 810 students sat for the examinations held in Nov 2019 with 93.6% of them achieving at least 3H2 passes including GP.
We are proud of ALL our students. While we cannot highlight them all we have chosen these Saints below as the epitomes of the Saint Spirit and student. They have done us proud not just with their results but because they represent the very best qualities of exemplary Saints demonstrating their ability to balance both academics and co-curricular activities.
Rita Tan Mei Ying (18A05) was a tenacious and disciplined student who was driven to achieve her dreams. She balanced her responsibilities as a member of Saints Advocate with her academic pursuit where she was consistently on the honour roll. As an avid singer, she represented the college in the National Xinyao Competition in 2018, where she clinched first place in the Solo Category Competition. With her talent, she also showed compassion in caring for the community, singing and entertaining the elderly at the St Andrew’s Nursing Home on a weekly basis as part of her role as a member of the Saints Advocate Vocal Task Force. Despite some family challenges when she was taking her preliminary examinations in 2019, she managed to do very well topping her class. Rita achieved straight A for History, Economics, Chinese Language and Literature offered at H2, A for Project Work at H1 and C for General Paper and Math at H1.
Isaac Chung De Wei (18S20)was an all-rounded Saint who exemplified diligence and dedication in all that he did. As the President of the College’s Choir and the Assistant Civics Group Representative of his class, Isaac balanced his time well and excelled in multiple ways. As Choir President, he helped to plan and execute choral performances, induction camps and inter-College exchanges. Isaac’s coaching of the male voices and overall dedication helped the College Choir attain the Certificate of Distinction at the 2019 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. A dedicated learner in every way, Isaac immersed himself in research projects, such as a nine-month attachment in the NUS Advanced Robotics Centre, during which he developed a novel method of optimising convolutional neural networks used for training of autonomous vehicles and wrote a scientific paper which was reviewed by NUS researchers. Issaac also participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2018 that was graced by entrepreneurs, scientists and Nobel laureates. While Isaac was consistently placed on the school’s honour roll for his academic excellence, he did not neglect helping his classmates do their best too. Isaac had a high regard for the welfare of his peers, and organised various study sessions for them, often conversing privately with them to find out how they were doing. One with a big heart for others, Isaac led the Choir on their Christmas Carolling and Visit to the St Andrew’s Nursing Home to bring joy to the elderly and prepared welfare packages for construction workers. Isaac achieved straight As for Chemistry, Physics, Math and Economics at H2, A for General Paper and Project Work at H1.
Solaiy Meyapan (18S01) was a mature and considerate student with a quiet confidence and an exemplary character. He was a motivated student who sought opportunities to continually improve himself. On top of the academic rigour of the A-levels, he participated in the College’s Model United Nations where he was awarded the Best Delegate. During his school holidays, he also volunteered to join Beacons Consulting for a work shadowing programme and was passionate about learning beyond what was required for the Examinations. Solaiy also strived for excellence in his Co-Curricular endeavours. While he was new to Track and Field, he trained hard to improve his timing for his sprints. Despite the keen competition, he clinched 3rd place in the 200 metres sprint at the National School Games (2019) A Division (Boys). He also helped the Track and Field team to achieve 4th placing in the 4x400 metres relay. Beyond his performance, he was also the Head of Logistics for the team and supported the team by managing the inventory and ensuring the equipment were in good condition for his team mates. Solaiy achieved A for Chemistry and Math at H2, A for Project Work at H1, B for Physics at H2, B for Economics at H1 and B for General Paper at H1.
Shareen Kaur (18S02) was a sociable and amiable young lady, who sought to make the best out of her two years in St Andrew’s Junior College. She was a passionate footballer who served as the goalkeeper of the Girls’ Football Team, where she displayed admirable tenacity and perseverance throughout all the rigorous and tiring training sessions. Despite the heavy training schedule, Shareen managed to achieve consistently good academic grades. She displayed a positive attitude in learning and was self-driven in pursuing improvement - Shareen could often be seen making use of her breaks to study. For her outstanding performance in the JC1 Final Exams, Shareen was placed on the Honour Roll and was awarded the MOE Edusave Bursary Award. Shareen achieved A for Chemistry and Math at H2, B for Physics at H2, A for Economics at H1 and B for General Paper and Project Work at H1.
We would like to place on record our thanks to all those who have contributed to the success of our students. We especially thank the Board of Governors and all staff of the College, and finally we give thanks to God from whom all our blessings flow.
Up and On!