Academic News

Hwa Chong Students Inspire Holistic Excellence at the 2015 A-Levels

04 Mar 2016
Academic General

HCI has achieved its best results ever, since the first batch of Integrated Programme (IP) students took the A-Levels in 2007.
This cohort has done exceedingly well, scoring a record average UAP of 85.2. 6 out of 10 scored 3 H2 Distinctions and above.
Holders of the HCI Diploma with Distinction and 4 H2 Distinctions and better on stage with Principal Dr Hon Chiew Weng and Deputy Principals Mrs Chin Bee Kuan and Mr Chan Kwok Leong
Dr Hon Chiew Weng, Principal, Hwa Chong Institution says, “Congratulations to the Class of 2015! They have performed well in both academic and non-academic fields, such as serving an average of 115 hours in community service. This is the highest in the past four years. We are grateful for the strong guidance and unwavering support of our teachers and parents.”
Half of 19 H2 subjects registered significant improvements in distinction rates.
H2 Mathematics, H2 Physics, H2 Chemistry, H2 History, H2 Knowledge and Inquiry and H1 General Paper, recorded the most significant improvements in distinction rates, surpassing last year's cohort.
The following subjects have achieved outstanding results:
  • Close to 5 out of 10 scored distinctions for H1 General Paper (Record number)
  • Close to 8 out of 10 scored distinctions for H2 Mathematics
  • More than 6 out of 10 scored distinctions for H2 Chemistry
  • More than 7 out of 10 scored distinctions for H2 Physics
  • 7 out of 10 scored distinctions for H2 Biology
  • Close to 7 out of 10 scored distinctions for H2 History
  • 7 out of 10 achieved distinctions for H2 Literature
  • 7 out of 10 scored distinctions for H2 Knowledge and Inquiry


Besides their sterling academic results, the class of 2015 has also excelled holistically.

  • This cohort tirelessly and selflessly contributed back to the community, serving an average of 115 hours in community service.
  • They have continued Hwa Chong’s tradition of excellence with 47 World Championship Titles (2006-2016).
  • They also took home 47 Top 3 titles at the Interschool Sports Championships in 2015 and,
  • 14 Certificates of Distinction at the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival.


235 students in this batch were awarded the Hwa Chong Diploma with Distinction. These were students who demonstrated exceptional academic promise and excellence in leadership, community service and character. This is testament to the widespread culture of holistic excellence upheld by the Hwa Chong community.

To date, 17 Hwa Chong students have been offered provisional scholarships by the Public Service Commission.

Hwa Chong students have also been offered three Singapore Armed Forces Scholarships (provisional) and one Singapore Police Force Scholarship (provisional). See Brightsparks 'A' Level Results Release Special here

To highlight a few students, we have the following student leaders who demonstrated all-round excellence (sorted according to alphabetical order):

Bryan Tan Kwang Shing
  • President of Students’ National Education Council
  • Student Councillor
  • 2015 Singapore Police Book Prize
  • 2015 SAF Young Leader Award
  • 8 Distinctions
  • Bryan has been offered the PSC Scholarship (provisional).
Choy Yu Yong
  • School Representative for Fencing
  • 1 Silver and 1 Bronze SEA Games Fencing
  • 7 Distinctions
  • Yu Yong hopes to read accounting or business at a local university on scholarship.
Genis Phoa Jie
  • Recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Award for All-Round Excellence
  • Achieved 7th Placing at the 2015 SEA Games (Javelin)
  • Sectional Leader (Throws) in Track & Field
  • Volunteer at the Willing Heart’s Soup Kitchen
  • Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
  • 6 Distinctions
  • Genis hopes to pursue a course in healthcare in one of our universities.
Jina Lim Jia Xuan
  • Outdoor Activities Club Quartermaster
  • 2014 Fong Fook Chak Challenge Shield Winner
  • Organising Team Member of Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes Project Food de Joie
  • Nanyang Girls' High School
  • 7 Distinctions
  • Jina has been offered the SAF Scholarship (provisional) by the PSC.
Lee Zhe Xuan Etienne
  • 13th Hong Kong Wushu International Championship (Gold for Men’s Duel Event – Weapons)
  • 2015 Meritorious Sports Boy Award, Singapore National Olympic Council
  • 2015 SEA Games Gold Medallist Awardee
  • Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship Holder
  • 5 Distinctions
  • Etienne hopes to read Accounting or Business at a local university.
Lim Kar Shyard Joshua
  • President of CIP Council
  • Attained the Team Excellence Award at the 2014 Singapore Land Authority Geographic Information System Spatial Challenge
  • Represented Singapore at the 13th International Linguistics Olympiad held in Bulgaria (2015)
  • 7 Distinctions
  • Joshua hopes to read Law at Cambridge.
Low Ming Loon Danyon
  • President of Students’ Council
  • Singapore Police Force Book Prize Recipient
  • North West Community Development Council Outstanding All-Rounder Student Recipient
  • 7 Distinctions
  • Danyon has been offered the SAF Scholarship (provisional) by the PSC.
Lua Jiong Wei
  • NPCC (Received Unit Proficiency Award, Gold 3 times)
  • National Youth Achievement Award (Bronze)
  • President of Humanities and Current Affairs Society
  • Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit
  • Singapore Police Force Book Prize
  • SAF Young Leader Award
  • 7 Distinctions
  • Jiong Wei has been offered the SPF Scholarship (provisional) by the PSC.
Tan Wan Ning
  • Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Academic Excellence Awards (LEP)
  • Quartermaster Chinese Dance
  • 2015 Award Recipient of LEP Chinese Essay Writing Competition
  • Secretary-Treasurer of LEP Committee
  • Nanyang Girls' High School
  • 8 Distinctions
  • Wan Ning has received an unconditional offer from Fudan University to read Chinese Studies.
Teo Min Ru
  • 2014 Lee Kuan Yew All Round Excellence Awardee
  • 2014 Prime Minister Book Prize
  • 2014 Singapore Press Holdings-Ministry of Education Big Quiz 1st Place
  • Organizing Team Member of Community Involvement Project – Ambassadors for Nature (National Parks Board
  • Nanyang Girls' High School
  • 7 Distinctions
  • Min Ru has been offered the PSC Scholarship [Teaching] (provisional).
Wang Peixuan
  • Student Councillor
  • Achieved 3rd placing at the Sunway Debate Open 2014
  • Team Leader of Community Involvement Project – Inspire ‘14 Animenz Live!
  • Nanyang Girls' High School
  • 7 Distinctions
  • Pei Xuan hopes to read Law in the UK or Literature in the US.
  • Peixuan has been offered the SAF Merit Scholarship (provisional).
Yi Kuishuai
  • President of the Science Students’ Research Council
  • Chairperson of the Organisation Committee for the International Science Youth Forum
  • Achieved 3rd Place at the National Economics and Financial Management Challenge
  • Team Leader of Community Involvement Project – Walk the Dystance
  • 8 Distinctions
  • Kuishuai has been offered the PSC Scholarship (provisional).
Zane Chee Yong Wei
  • Chairperson, Social & Relations Committee Students’ Council
  • Representative at the Sunburst Youth Camp
  • 8 Distinctions
  • Zane has been offered the SAF Scholarship (provisional) by the PSC.


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