In the internationally recognized South Australian Matriculation (SAM), DISTED College students once again carved high flying examination results of world-class standard.
20 students were placed among the top 20% of all SAM achievers in the world for attaining Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 80 and above in the 2012 examination.
8 of them sparked remarkable results of ATAR 90 and higher, ranking them within the top 10% of all outstanding SAM achievers in the examination.
Topping the list of excellent achievers was Tan Chun Chuan who scored ATAR 97.05, which ranked him among the top 3% of all SAM high flyers this year.
The other high achievers included Ashten Avinash Anthony (ATAR 94.40) and Lee Kar Mun (ATAR 92.05).
In sharing joy with the top achievers, DISTED School of Pre-University Studies head Dr Teo Soon Beng said: “Congratulations to those students who have performed well, and to all the SAM batch of 2012, best wishes for the future.”
“I also like to commend the SAM lecturers who have worked hard and with great dedication leading to this year’s highly credible results with about 25% of the cohort achieving ATAR 80 and above.”
SAM programme coordinator Lucy Chin Soon Sim added: “The students of high academic calibre, who made DISTED their choice for pre-university education, have done us proud.”
“Their outstanding success inspires us to strive harder in upholding high standards to spur more students to excel in their studies.”
As for Ashten, he attributed his SAM achievement to sustained grit and determination: “Throughout the course, I kept my focus on studying and managing my time well.”
“In SAM, consistent hard work is required to deal with a multitude of coursework, which gave me a great experiential learning that enriched my personal development beyond acquiring knowledge,” said the former student of Sekolah Tinggi Muar with SPM10As, who aspires to be an engineer or actuarist.
Like Tan, Ashten too contributed his efforts and time in organizing the SAM prom night.