2018 GCE ‘A’ Level Results
The school is proud of the 2018 Year 6 cohort for their hard work and achievements at the 2018 GCE A-Level Examinations.
A total of 373 Dunmanians sat for the Examinations in 2018, and they have done themselves and the school proud with their hard work and achievements!
Almost 50% (167 Dunmanians) scored at least 3 H2 Distinctions, with 101 attaining at least 6 Distinctions, 50 scoring at least 7 Distinctions and 11 achieving 8 Distinctions.
In addition, 59% of our H3 students scored a Distinction for their H3 subjects.
With our Dunmanians’ excellent academic performance and impressive achievements in the CCAs, they have proven themselves to be well-equipped to care, to serve and to lead, and are ready to contribute to society and Singapore in their capacities as Leaders of Honour.
The following Dunmanians, in particular, have touched us with their stories and left a legacy. Their resilience, strength and motivation will continue to inspire their juniors in years to come.
Su Huangyi 苏晃毅 18Y6C13
Huangyi has a genuine interest in current affairs and keeps a keen eye on developments pertaining to Singapore. He sought opportunities to share his own well-considered opinions on issues. He participated in the Harvard Model Congress Asia 2018 where he engaged diverse stakeholders to work together to craft an effective foreign policy. As the Secretary-General of the International and Strategic Affairs Council (ISAC), he pioneered the inaugural DiplomATwork workshop, a Model United Nations (MUN) training and outreach session for secondary school students in the East Zone. Under his leadership, his team also organised the annual Dunman High ASEAN Plus Summit in May 2018, hosting more than 200 students from the ASEAN region.
Huangyi was also an excellent mentor who believed in developing others. He served as a student officer in the United Nations Association of Singapore and conducted training modules on complex topics such as the “The Question of a Code of Conduct in Border Disputes” and “The Question of Energy Security”. As part of a National Education programme, he moderated a dialogue session with SAF Senior Lieutenant Colonel James Sreedharan Suresh.
Huangyi took time off to serve the community by regularly volunteering at his constituency’s Meet-the-People Sessions. During the sessions, he aided in the interviewing of residents and helped needy residents draft letters to relevant authorities.
With his maturity of character and a deep interest to understand key issues in society and how these can be addressed, Huangyi is one who cares, serves and leads.
Kang Yi Xi 江毅希 18Y6C44
Yi Xi is a socially responsible student who made it a point to set aside time to serve the community. In his Junior High years, he volunteered as a tutor for primary school students from low-income families on a weekly basis for four years. He was one of the three student leaders tasked to plan and take part in an eight-month long community project to educate the elderly on the importance of a healthy diet, under the South East Community Development Council (SECDC) Community Laboratory Project (2017). He was awarded the Youth Community Leadership Award (2018) by SECDC.
Yi Xi is also deeply concerned about environmental issues. He gave an inspiring talk ‘Our response to Climate Change’ at two assembly sessions addressing four levels of the school population. As Vice-Chairperson (2017-2018) of the Community Service Club (CSC), he organised their annual CSC event, the ‘H20lympics’ in celebration of World Water Day, with the aim to educate primary school students through talks and games on the importance of saving water. Taking his conviction a step further, Yi Xi has initiated a project to collaborate with other schools in the cluster to grow more advocates for environmental issues by getting more students to come on board to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Yi Xi is an individual with a heart for caring for others, and a maturity much beyond his years.
Wong Xue Li 黄雪荔 18Y6C41
Wong Xue Li’s enthusiasm towards learning and humble disposition has always been the subject of much admiration among her peers. Her passion and aptitude in the Sciences, specifically Biology, were recognised in 2017 when she was awarded the A*Star Junior College Science Award and the Lee Kuan Yew Mathematics and Science Award.
Furthermore, Xue Li’s commitment and motivation were evident in her attachment with the Institute of Higher Performance Computing from 2017 to 2018. Her research project focused on computer simulations and Physics. With little programming background, Xue Li faced a steep learning curve but continued to persevere by initiating consultations with her mentors. Eventually, her efforts paid off when her team clinched a spot in the finals of the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair 2018, where they presented their research to experts from different fields and the public. She was also awarded the esteemed A*STAR National Science Scholarship in recognition of her deep passion for scientific research and her potential in the field.
Beyond school, Xue Li took time to serve the community. She channelled her love for Science for a good cause by planning and conducting an event for the Pathlight School Discovery Day in 2017. This event aimed to pique the interest of students with special needs in science and its application to their daily lives. Xue Li was able to cultivate interest in the sciences among these children, empowering them with the opportunity to excel in Science.
The school is proud of her accomplishments and heart for others.
Yeo Xuan 杨子萱 18Y6C11
A commendable young woman who displayed strength and grit in her growing up years, Yeo Xuan persevered in the face of life’s challenges.
Highly capable and driven, she was involved in a variety of events and clubs in school. Most prominently, Xuan proposed for Fashion Studies to be a Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) in Dunman High School with a group of like-minded friends and served as the Vice-Chairperson. In its first year, the club attracted 20 members. Having a passion for fashion and the arts, she signed up for additional classes at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from 2009 to 2017. In addition, Xuan also served as Publicity Head for the English Drama Society – Theatre Arts, and was responsible for designing publicity materials for the CCA.
Yeo Xuan’s fierce pursuit of her passions on top of having to juggle her academic and personal commitments is exemplary. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
Poh Jun Kai Nigel 傅俊恺 18Y6C31
Nigel has a passion for computing and sought various avenues to grow his knowledge and skills. As part of the National University Hospital Biocomputing Project in 2017, he worked on a system to streamline the workflow of genome researchers.
Nigel’s leadership skills were also evident in the way he led a team of trainers to conduct and create resources for the Science Society Python programming workshop. He was also invited to be a guest speaker at the First Code Academy AppJamming Summit in 2017 to motivate young application makers to use technology to bring about positive changes to the community.
To use his talent to help others, Nigel started the Green Infinity Social Initiative, which supports budding application developers from underprivileged backgrounds to market their applications online. With a passion to harness computer technology to develop start-up companies, Nigel hopes to pursue computer science and engineering in university.
Teh Wen Jan 郑文甄 18Y6C33 and Teh Wen Ruey 郑文睿 18Y6C35
Teh Wen Jan and Teh Wen Ruey were passionate members of the Senior High Basketball Girls Team in 2018. As Vice-Captain and co-Captain respectively, their unwavering commitment and steadfast leadership were instrumental in the team’s success in the National School Games ‘A’ Division Basketball Championship where they emerged as Champion, the first time the school had achieved such stellar performance. They were often the first to arrive on and last to leave the basketball court during training sessions. Their exemplary work ethic and tenacity in pursuing excellence motivated the rest of the team to play better as well. Whenever the team experienced setbacks, they would remain composed and do their best to rally the other members.
Off the court, Wen Jan and Wen Ruey also found time to pursue other interests as well as serve the school and wider community. Wen Jan participated in the UOB Painting of the Year in 2017 and volunteered at the Affordable Art Fair. She was also a dependable Class Chairperson. Wen Ruey was an enthusiastic member of the Kirin House committee, which played an active role in organising several school events such as D’Carnival and Senior High Orientation.
May other Dunmanians be inspired by Wen Jan and Wen Ruey, and similarly make the time and effort to work on and excel at the things they love.
Gregory Teo Tong Siang 赵同翔 18Y6C37
Gregory Teo Tong Siang stood out as a sportsman with his profound understanding of participating in sports not simply to win, but to pursue victory with integrity and honour by giving his very best effort.
A dedicated Captain of the school’s Basketball team, he was unafraid of making unpopular decisions as long as his team would benefit. This sense of fairness and fearlessness made him one who was well-respected. Driven by a genuine desire and passion in the sport, he was keen to raise the standards of his peers and juniors, and would often reach out to those in the team who needed guidance and mentorship. Most impressively, Gregory certainly may not be the most naturally talented basketball player in Singapore, but was recognised as the most hardworking player of the season, a key reason why he was chosen to represent Singapore in the ASEAN School Games 2018.
Juggling such heavy responsibilities as well as his academic commitments is no easy feat, but Gregory remained resolute and undaunted by obstacles that came his way. Indeed his maturity, selflessness and generosity towards others, as well as his desire for personal development, make him a most admirable and inspiring sportsperson.
Eric Ho Chi Kiat 何智杰 18Y5C45
Eric Ho Chi Kiat was a strong servant leader who constantly put in his best for those he served and led.
He was a dedicated member of the St. John Brigade (SJB) throughout his years in Dunman High, serving as its Vice-Chairperson in Junior High and Standard Management Committee Officer in Senior High. Eric was deeply invested in SJB and this was clearly demonstrated in his leadership of the Co-Curricular Activity (CCA). He sought to develop his juniors not just in terms of their skills but to become better people and leaders as well. He envisioned a CCA with a strong culture of excellence, commitment and passion to serve, and was mindful of leading by example. Cheerful and humble by nature, Eric was respected as both a friend and a leader.
Eric was serious about his academic pursuits as well. He was a Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) Scholar who demonstrated passion for learning and appreciation of different perspectives. He participated actively in overseas study and immersion programmes and would engage in discussions with his teachers to deepen his understanding of the different subject matters. He also participated in a myriad of activities such as the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Anatomy Challenge 2018 and the Hwa Chong Institution China Studies Competition 2018 in which he emerged Champion.
For demonstrating exceptional leadership, responsibility and humility, Eric was awarded the school’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2017.
Gan Rui Yi 颜睿易 18Y6C35
Rui Yi was the Chairperson of the Environmental Club and was very passionate about environmental conservation and sustainability. The NEA Ecofriend 2018 winner under Youth Category, he implemented environmental initiatives with his peers to reach out to the community, such as the Ecobuddies programme for Kong Hwa Primary students. He was also the leader of a school-based project for World Water Day which attracted over a hundred primary school student participants, who were taught the importance of conserving water and useful strategies to do so. In addition, he volunteered as a Conservation Ambassador with the Singapore Zoo at Wildlife Reserves Singapore and helped convey the importance of conservation of animals to visitors in the zoo.
Rui Yi possessed knowledge, cared deeply about social causes and was willing to sacrifice time and energy to do good and contribute to society. He is indeed an exemplary Dunmanian.
Wong Shi Yin 袁詩殷 18Y6C41
Wong Shi Yin naturally stands out due to her maturity and thirst for knowledge. She is receptive to differing perspectives while not compromising her own beliefs and ideologies. As the Vice-President of the Science Society, Shi Yin was a visionary leader who was driven by a need to inspire while leading. True to that sentiment, she introduced much-needed, fresh initiatives in the events of the Science Research Week in 2018. While she was unwavering in her vision, she was also open to ideas from other members, ensuring that the other members had a chance to contribute.
Shi Yin also displays much compassion for the vulnerable and less privileged people in the community. She willingly moves beyond her comfort zone to give back to the society. This was demonstrated in 2017 when she started the DHS Campus Chapter, a long-term partnership between Habitat for Humanity, a voluntary welfare organisation, and DHS. Her ability to connect with people from all walks of life made this experience a highly meaningful one for her and those who followed her lead.
Shi Yin’s desire to be a socially responsible person while juggling her academic commitments is truly admirable.
Ng Xing Yu 黄幸宇 18Y6C35
Xing Yu was an intelligent and diligent student who excelled in Mathematics and Music, and offered both subjects at Higher 3 in order to deepen his knowledge in these subjects.
Xing Yu displayed a positive learning attitude and would often seize opportunities to learn beyond the syllabus taught in the school. He was selected to participate in the Singapore International Mathematics Challenge 2018, where his team clinched the Commendation and Special Award for Presentation and the Design with Ti Graphing Calculator Competition in 2017 and 2018, where he attained the Silver Award.
Xing Yu’s natural aptitude for and commitment to Music led him to serve as the Music Director in 2017 and 2018 for the Dunman High School String Ensemble. He also attained the Certificate of Distinction in the 2017 Singapore Arts Presentation for Instrumental Ensembles, and the Silver award at the 2017 Vivace Inter-JC Piano Duo Competition.
A multi-talented young man with an enthusiasm for personal growth, Xing Yu has a bright future ahead of him.
Xing Tingjing 邢庭婧 18Y6C36
Tingjing was a quintessential all-rounder who excelled in her academics and was also involved in a myriad of non-academic activities. She had a deep interest in the Sciences and was chosen to take part in a one-year research programme at Nanyang Technological University in 2017, where she obtained the Gold Award for this research project. She offered to read Higher 3 Physics conducted at National University of Singapore in 2018 and was exposed to sophisticated concepts such as Wave Mechanics, Special Relativity and Nuclear Physics. Tingjing was also adept in languages and took part in SG Translation Month in 2017, a competition which required her to translate a literary work in Chinese into English, and her translated work was selected to be showcased in an exhibition in New York during the National Translation month in 2017.
On top of her academic achievements, Tingjing was also civic-minded and actively served the school and her community. She was a member of the Student Council and co-organised the Leadership Symposium in 2017 and the Senior High Inter-house sports and games. She also put her strengths to good use when she volunteered with Mountbatten Community Centre and facilitated an interactive science experiment and also a translation workshop for Secondary School students in 2018.
Tingjing’s all-round and holistic achievements make her a good role model for her juniors.
Jovan Chee Jen Hao 朱健豪 18Y6C31
Jovan Chee Jen Hao was a highly motivated student who took up various academic pursuits to challenge himself. He took on Higher 3 Economics conducted at the Singapore Management University, focusing on Game Theory. He was also a recipient of the Goldstein Scholarship, which saw him attending the Johns Hopkins University’s Centre for Talented Youth Summer Program 2017, a three-week programme held on the campus of Princeton University in the United States of America. Additionally, Jovan participated in the Stanford Leadership Challenge in 2018, an inter-school competition for Junior College students organised by Stanford Club of Singapore to promote interdisciplinary thinking and nurture leadership skills. Jovan and his team emerged as the champions in the Challenge. These achievements, both locally and abroad, demonstrated Jovan’s critical thinking ability, academic aptitude and a zeal for learning.
Jovan did not simply devote his time to studies. He also showed much dedication to serving others. He volunteered with the Heartware Network Tuition Programme in 2017 and 2018, where he tutored students from underprivileged backgrounds, some of whom had parents who were incarcerated. Attending the weekly tuition sessions even during his busy examination periods, Jovan showed his willingness to serve enthusiastically and make a positive impact on the community.
The school is very proud of his accomplishments.