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Footballer Nicholas Yong Among Top GCE ‘O’ Level Performer

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Football Academy’s Nicholas Yong Chung Wai proved he is as adept in juggling a football as he is with his studies by emerging amongst the top GCE "O" Level performers in Singapore for 2012.

Nicholas scored 8 distinctions, along with an L1R5 aggregate score of 6 points, and is the School’s top GCE "O" Level student-athlete, among 70 who sat for the examinations in 2012.

He achieved a perfect score for the 8 subjects he sat for – English, Chinese, Biology, Chemistry, Combined Humanities (Geography), Physical Education, Elementary Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.

Nicholas has been among the top 3 in his level for the past three years. On the pitch, he was part of the team that won three back-to-back National Schools Football Championships, from 2009 to 2011. He represented Singapore at the Asian Schools Under 15 Football Championships in 2011, and had previously played for the Singapore Under 13 and Under 14 teams.

Principal, Mrs Deborah Tan, said: "We are delighted with Nicholas' performance, and so are his peers. What we like about Nicholas is, while he is quick-witted, focused and unwavering in giving off his best to football, studies and leadership responsibilities in School and Boarding, he is also a genuinely warm young man with an affable disposition."

Marissa Ng Xue Ting of the Badminton Academy scored 9 distinctions and an L1R5 aggregate score of 7 points. Marissa’s 9 distinctions equal the achievement of Elizabeth Hwang Jia Yuan, who sat for the 2011 GCE “O” Level Examinations. Elizabeth was a member of the National Under 17 Netball team in 2011.

The 70 student-athletes who took the 2012 GCE "O" Level examinations had entered the School with PSLE T-Scores ranging between 160 and 258. Among them, swimmer Koh Xiao Li, whose PSLE T-Score was 186, scored 5 distinctions and an L1R5 of 11 points; netball player Olivia Chen Yutong entered the School with a PSLE T-Score of 174 and scored 4 distinctions and an L1R5 of 14 points.

The School saw 100 per cent passes in 13 subjects – Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese Language, Pure Geography, Higher Malay Language, Malay Language, Physical Education, Physics, Science (Physics/Chemistry), Science (Chemistry/Biology), Tamil Language and Chinese B. 

Our student-athletes scored distinctions higher than the national average in 13 subjects – Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese Language, Combined Humanities, Pure Geography, Malay Language, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Science (Physics/Chemistry), Science (Chemistry/Biology) and Tamil Language.

All 70 student-athletes are eligible for polytechnic education, with 95.7 per cent qualifying for junior college/pre-university education.

 2012 Top Student-Athletes

 

Rank

 

Student-Athlete

 

Sport Academy

 

L1R5

 

No. of Distinctions

1

Nicholas Yong Chung Wai

Football

6

8 (8 A1s)

2

Marissa Ng Xue Ting 

Badminton

7

9

3

Jermaine Liang Cui Han

Track and Field

8

7

4

Khor Ting Fang

Netball

9

7

5

Beverly Julia Chua

Table Tennis

10

6

6

Koh Xiao Li

Swimming

11

5

7

Farhana Md Thair

Track & Field

12

5

7

Max Ang Yi Neng

Swimming

12

5

7

Nicole Lum An Qi 

Track & Field

12

5

10

Lee Mei Shuang

Sychronised Swimming

12

4

10

Olivia Wu Su Han

Netball

12

4

12

Stanley Lam Hao Yuen 

Swimming

13

5

13

Fang Jan Fatt

Table Tennis

13

5


For full story of Nicholas Yong Chung Wai, click here.

For full story of Marissa Ng Xue Ting, click here.

For full story of Jermaine Liang Cui Han, click here.

For full story of Koh Xiao Li, , click here.

For full story of Olivia Chen Yutong, click here.


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