Academic News

Hwa Chong Class of 2016 Sustains Tradition of Excellence

24 Feb 2017
Academic General






The class of 2016 has achieved excellent results again and we are very proud of our students.


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, Mr Chan Kwok Leong, Dr Chung Wen Chee, Dr Melvyn Lim

Dr Hon Chiew Weng, Principal, Hwa Chong Institution says, “Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on their excellence! We are proud that they have performed well not just academically, but holistically too. For example, they have actively served society, serving an average of 106 hours in community service. We are very grateful for the strong guidance and unwavering support of our teachers and parents.”

60% of H2 subjects recorded significant improvements.

10 subjects have recorded the best performance in the last five years. These include H1 General Paper, H2 Economics, H2 Chemistry, H2 Biology, H2 Literature in English,  H2 Geography and H2 Computing.

Besides their sterling academic results, the Class of 2016 has also excelled holistically.

  • 306 students have been conferred the Hwa Chong Diploma with Distinction
  • This cohort tirelessly and selflessly contributed back to the community, serving an average of 106 hours in community service;
  • They have continued Hwa Chong's tradition of excellence with 49 World Championship Titles (2006-2017); 
  • They also took home 51 Top 3 titles at the Interschool Sports Championships in 2016 and;
  • 14 Certificates of Distinction for Performing Arts at the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival.


To date, 11 Hwa Chong students have been awarded provisional Public Service Commission Scholarships. Loh Jia Yi has also been conferred the provisional Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship. She is the second female student from Hwa Chong to be conferred this scholarship.

173 students have been offered scholarships to pursue their undergraduate studies in local universities such as NUS, NTU, SMU, and SUTD.

Even before the release of the GCE A-Level results, 12 students have been admitted to Peking and Tsinghua Universities for bicultural excellence. Three students have also received conditional offers from Fudan University

This year, a record number of 52 Hwa Chong students have received offers to Cambridge and Oxford University. Over 600 offers have also been made to Hwa Chong students from top US and UK universities such as Harvard, Brown, NYU, Imperial, LSE, and King’s College London.

Celebrating Holistic Excellence:

Audrey Hau Wei Yee

  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
  • Chairperson of PubCo, Students’ Council
  • Best Delegate at the 2015 Middle East Institute Summit
  • North West CDC Oustanding All-Rounder Student Award
  • Awarded provisional PSC Scholarship to Read Political Science.
  • 7 Distinctions


Benjamin Tan Kye Jyn

  • President of the Students’ Council
  • Represented the school at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair and achieved Team 2nd Position and Special Award
  • Attained A*STAR JC Science Award, North West CDC Outstanding All-Rounder Student Awards, A*STAR JC Science Award, SAF Young Leader Award, SPF Book Prize
  • Awarded the provisional Public Service Commission (Open) Scholarship.
  • Received a conditional offer to read psychology at Cambridge
  • Hopes to read medicine at the local universities
  • 8 Distinctions


Bryan Yan Kai Jie

  • 4th Placing at World Schools Debating Championships 2015
  • Student Editor of Hwa Chong Publications Society
  • Facilitator of SL Project – Camp Re:Act
  • SAF Young Leader Award, EDB Promising Young Leader Award, JTC Book Prize
  • Received a conditional Offer to Read PPE at Oxford.
  • 6 Distinctions


Cheong Jia Yang, Alex

  • Vice-President, Publications Society
  • EDB Promising Young Leader, Singapore Police Book Prize Award
  • First placing, Intelligent Ironman Creativity Contest
  • Hopes to pursue medicine at the National University of Singapore
  • 7 Distinctions







Heng Wei Shin

  • Treasurer, College Students’ Council
  • First placing FPSP International Conference
  • Intends to pursue a course in Accounting/Finance at a university in the United Kingdom
  • 5 Distinctions

Janessa Dai Min Yi

  • Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • Silver Medal Winner at 2015 SEA Games (Gymnastics Artistic Women’s Team)
  • Captain of National Team
  • SNOC Sportsgirl Meritorious Award 2016
  • HCI Sportsgirl of the Year 2015.
  • Hopes to read Life Sciences at University of California.
  • 5 Distinctions


Joseph Johnathan Zhao Zhiwei

  • Track & Field Captain
  • CCA Council President
  • Captain of Combined Schools Team at ASEAN Schools Games
  • Attained first position for both Long Jump and Triple Jump in the ASEAN Schools Games
  • Hopes to pursue a course in Medicine or Engineering at the National University of Singapore.
  • 5 Distinctions

Kevin Jerrold Chan

  • Fencing Captain
  • Team 1st Placing at 2015 SEA Games (Individual 3rd Placing)
  • HCI Sportsboy of the Year 2015
  • A*STAR JC Science Award 2015 and 2016.
  • Hopes to pursue medicine at the National University of Singapore.
  • 8 Distinctions


Leon Ng Joo Keat

  • CCA Council President
  • Vice-President of Humanities and Current Affairs Society
  • Best Delegate at NTU Model United Nations
  • Received a conditional Offer to Read Law at LSE
  • 8 Distinctions


Lim Ming Han

  • CIP Council President
  • Organized various school-wide activities to inspire interest in serving the community
  • Organizing Comm Member of Social Awareness Week
  • Organizing Comm Member of Project Appreciate
  • National Cadet Corps Master Sergeant.
  • Hopes to read psychology at the University of Manchester.
  • 6 Distinctions


Loh Jia Yi

  • Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • Concert Band President
  • Certificate of Distinction at 2015 SYF Arts Presentation
  • Secretary of the CCA Council
  • Awarded the provisional Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship.
  • Received a conditional offer to read Liberal Arts (International Studies) at Bryn Mawr College.
  • 6 Distinctions

Leong Jin Yi Frances

  • Crescent Girls’ School
  • Canoeing Girls Team Captain
  • Winner of Singapore Sports Council National Colours (2015,2016) –Best Sportsgirl Award (Canoeing)
  • First Placing in National Interschools A Div Canoeing Championship 2016: JK1 500m, K1 500m; 2015: K2 500m, K2 1000m. National Interschools A Div Canoeing Championship Overall Title 2015 and 2016
  • Intends to read physiotherapy at the Singapore Institute of Technology
  • 6 Distinctions

Mok Kai Lin, Jacy 

  • Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
  • International Biology Olympiad, Gold Award
  • Singapore Biology Olympiad, Gold Award
  • Participant, International Science Youth Forum
  • Intends to pursue a course in medicine or biological science at the National University of Singapore or Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
  • 9 Distinctions


Oan Jia Xuan

  • Nanyang Girls  High School
  • Green Council President
  • Recipient of the Eco-Friend Award, an award that recognises the efforts of environmentally-proactive people in Singapore who have sacrificed their personal time and effort to protect, promote and enhance Singapore’s environment.
  • Conferred the A*STAR JC Science Award
  • Team Leader for Project bECOme, a student-led team which worked with households to reduce plastic waste.
  • Received an unconditional offer to read Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 7 Distinctions







Wong Shi Le

  • Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • Science Students’ Research Council President
  • President of the Science Students’ Research Council
  • Co-Chairperson of the International Science Youth Forum, an international forum attended by more than 100 students from close to 20 countries
  • Won the A*STAR JC Science Award and JTC Book Prize
  • Shi Le has received an unconditional offer to read Psychology at Brown University.             
  • 8 Distinctions


Wu Yanlong

  • A*Star JC Science Award
  • Singapore Biology Olympiad, Silver Award
  • Singapore Police Book Prize Award
  • Interact Club Community Service Director
  • Intends to pursue medicine at the National University of Singapore
  • 8 Distinctions


Xu Xinyue, Selina

  • Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • College Student Councillor
  • President of NYGH Student Council
  • Lee Kuan Yew All Round Excellence Award and Prime Minister’s Book Prize
  • Assistant Team Leader at OCIP Cambodia March 2015
  • Received an unconditional offer at Harvard University.
  • 6 Distinctions

Zhang Xiaomenghan

  • Student Councillor
  • Attained Gold Award at China Studies Special Topics Presentation Competition
  • Attained Certificate of High Distinction at the National Economics and Financial Management Challenge organised by NUS
  • Active volunteer at Creasionaid, a social enterprise that creates optimal spaces for youths to express creativity and grow since his secondary school days
  • Offered the JTC Undergraduate Scholarship.
  • Received conditional offers to read Economics at University of Warwick, University of Nottingham and University of Manchester.
  • 8 Distinctions




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