Last year's cohort of A-Level students from Millennia Institute put up an excellent show with a record number of graduates qualifying for local autonomous universities. It was one of the best results the three-year A-Level Institute has achieved thus far. In the words of a famous quote, “You reap what you sow”. This adage has indeed been proven true, as witnessed through this year’s A Level results, which were achieved by batch of students that was known for their diligence and determined work ethic throughout their three years at MI.
The multi-purpose hall erupted in joyous celebration as the teachers distributed the students’ GCE ‘A’ Level results at 2.30pm on the 4th of March 2016. During the announcement of the top students’ results, the Principal of Millennia Institute, Mrs Tan Wan Yu, took the opportunity to commend many outstanding students, such as Brendan Lau (13A1), Justinne Alethea Valerio Casuga (13A3) and Agatha Oei Xing Yin (13B4).
Brendan shone even amongst the most outstanding Millennians, due to his relentless determination to do well in spite of his hearing impairment. He scored As in five subjects and a B for Project Work. The former Vice-President of the Young Diplomats Society was especially grateful to his teachers, who would try their best to help him by writing crucial notes on the whiteboard so that he could follow the lesson. “Consistency, probably even more than time management”, he noted, was instrumental to his outstanding results. “You need it to be able to internalise your work but cannot let yourself get stressed, so you have to break everything you are revising into manageable portions”, he added.
Meanwhile, the former President of the Institute's Student Council, Justinne, scored an impressive result of four As and two Bs. Being in charge of the Student Council, she had to balance her studies and co-curricular commitments. Though initially unmotivated, she overcame her lack of self-drive with help and encouragement from her friends and eventually obtained her remarkable results.
Our Young Journalists Club’s former President, Agatha, also proved that it is possible to concurrently excel both in her CCA as well as her studies. She outperformed many of her friends and managed to secure herself places in the local universities. Agatha was able to manage her time well by creating a schedule that she adhered to strictly. She took her lesson times seriously and sought consultations with her teachers. Despite a packed schedule, she always made sure that she left sufficient time for her revision and her hard work paid off.
These students are undoubtedly role models not only for current students, but for future Millennians too. They worked hard and did not give up, truly exemplifying the Institute’s values of Resilience and Responsibility.
Written by: Liyana Khairunnisa(15B6) and Advin Chua (15B6)