Having achieved straight A’s in 12 subjects in his IGCSE exams, Garen Arjun Gurung Regalado, 16, is the toast of his school of four years, YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College (YHKCC). His exceptional results are the best in the school’s history.
The 12 subjects Garen aced were chemistry, physics, biology, English, Mandarin, French, business, economics, religious studies, maths, history and English literature. Economics was the subject he found most interesting due to its practical use and depth of knowledge, while the one he found hardest was physics.
Garen puts his achievement down to determination, admitting that in the lead-up to his exams he would study all the time. He does manage to hang out with friends, however, and is pictured here with two high-achieving
classmates, Courtney Cowle and Julliane Mata.
Overjoyed with Garen’s outstanding results, YHKCC principal Dion Chen commended him for his, “incredibly positive attitude towards learning, his insatiable thirst for knowledge and the enormous amount of hard work
and effort he has put in over the last few years.”
Now in Form Five, Garen is studying religious studies, history, business and biology at A level. He says, “I have my eye on Cambridge University due to its rigorous curriculum which demands the highest level
of discipline.” Going forward, Garen’s work ethic is simple but inspiring. “I just work to the point where I feel satisfied with myself and my efforts, always ensuring that I maintain excellence and standards in all that I do,” he says.
YHKCC offers students a diverse cultural setting and a caring, dynamic, international teaching and learning environment. The school offers both HKDSE and English curricula (IGCSE and GCE A Levels). To know more, visit www.ymcacc.edu.hk.Tags: A-Levels, students, ymca of hong kong christian college