They may have aced their exams, but was it easy? Read what these Singapore students sacrificed for good O level results!
Singapore students who took the O levels last year have reason to be proud. They have set a new record for best O-level results in at least 30 years.
But was it an easy ride for these students? Here are two stories of grit, perseverance and sacrifice, that are both heartwarming and inspiring.
Tiffany Chee, Junyuan Secondary School
She was so stressed out about her O levels that she ended up making 15 trips to the A&E in the last 2 years. She was even hospitalised 5 times. Add to that stomach cramps and nausea, and blood in the stool.
According to The Straits Times, Tiffany Chee, 17, said, "I think it was really due to stress. I was too scared to eat, so I stopped eating, and my weight got lower until I became underweight."
This former student of Junyuan Secondary in Tampines, found that the solution to her problems lied in regular exercise. It restored her health and she did well enough in her O levels to study biomedical science at Temasek Polytechnic.
"Although I am not really satisfied, I know I did my best. Now that I've made it into my dream school, I will study even harder," says Tiffany, who wants to be a paediatrician.
She has learnt to slow down, and now runs and hikes with her parents. She also takes more breaks in between, and has stopped overestimating her daily targets.
We are glad that she has started prioritising on what really matters in life. Here's wishing her good health and success.
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