Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Three faces of the China student: EXAM TOPPER - Help! There's a China student in my class.

The presence of these kids in schools has raised the bar forlocal students. Should Singaporeans be worried?

LU YUN, an only child, came to Singapore from Beijing when her engineer mother was posted here six years ago. Her father is a researcher based in China.

Then 12, she joined Yuhua Primary as a Primary 5 pupil but transferred to Grade 8, equivalent to Secondary 2 here, atthe Canadian International School six months later. A year later, she transferred to Secondary 3 at the SingaporeChinese Girls' School because the fees were lower.

The former Raffles Junior College triple science student plays the flute and electone, and was among this year's top Alevelstudents. She was recently awarded a Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) scholarship and plansto further her studies in the United States.

O levels: 9A1s, A2 for English

A levels: Four As - for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths; Distinctions for 3 'S' papers; A1 for General Paper

Ho Ai Li and Vincent Leow report
Sunday Times, The (Singapore) - Sunday, April 1, 2007

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