STPM’s top performers attribute good results to online courses and hard work
Last year’s physics post by Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) was the “easiest”, at least for SMJK top scorer Jit Sin, Cheong Lee Hong.
“Many of my friends found the physics paper very difficult, but I thought it was the easiest to grade as I studied the detailed theories in depth and worked hard on the questions for the year.
I thought he would most likely reappear, âhe said.
Cheong, who earned a GPA of 4.0 in his science subjects, said he worked hard to make his subjects easier by focusing on formulas.
He attributes his excellent results to his review discipline of five to six hours a day.
âI decided to study meticulously because I didn’t do very well on my SPM exam,â said Cheong, who lives in Permatang Tinggi.
In fact, Cheong got 7A and 3B in his SPM, but he was going straight for Ace.
He remembered that his experience in Form Six was difficult because of the online classes only, but it motivated him to instill even harsher discipline.
âBut the key to my success was my relentless pursuit of perfection. I knew the six hour review a day would pay off, âsaid the 20-year-old, adding that he had taken math and chemistry lessons.
Cheong’s goal is to obtain an engineering degree from a local university in the field of mechanics or electrical and electronics.
For 20-year-old Chong Hui Li, also from SMJK Jit Sin in Bukit Mertajam, who earned a 4.0 GPA in Arts, it was only two hours a day of revision every day for her.
âI am a very attentive student and I will not leave the classroom without getting answers from my teacher to all of my questions.
âI come from a middle class family. I have two sisters and our father teaches us that only good results will help us enter a local university.
âMy teachers have supported me a lot. I divide my time well between the online courses and the daily review, which ultimately helped me to excel, âshe said.
Chong, from Bukit Tengah, said she would apply for a business management degree from a local university because of her passion for business and leadership training.
School principal Ang Kooi Looi said this was the fifth year in a row the school achieved 100% pass, with six students scoring 4.0 GPAs, 13 with 4A, 17 with 3A and 10 with 2A.
Chin Wei Liam of Tanjung Tokong, who studied at St Xavier’s Institution and earned a GPA of 3.67, noting 3As and 1B, is embarking on a career as a teacher which he finds rewarding.
âI have always observed my teachers and diligently followed their instructions in class and find teaching to be a very noble profession.
“I’m happy with my results because it was difficult to take online classes without being physically with our teachers, but I managed to get by,” he added.