Andrew Ting – A Diligent and Focused All-Rounder
Andrew Ting is a self-motivated student who strives to be God's best version of himself. He adheres to the notion of ‘It's the will, not the skill’, and constantly pushes himself to excel. As an Executive Committee member of Fairfield Badminton, he led the team to emerge as champions in the Methodist Cup Competition. As a responsible Class Chairperson, he led his class 4E to achieve the Class of the Term Award as well as second place in the Class of the Year Award in 2017, which enabled Secondary 4E to become stronger together.
How did you feel when you collected your results?
Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised when I was nominated as one of Fairfield's outstanding all-round students as I thought that there were other students in my CCA (Badminton) who were academically more competent than me. When I collected my GCE O-Level examination results from my form teachers, I was euphoric that I achieved an A1 in English Language as I have always been weak in that subject.
Are there any key people whom you owe your success to?
All glory to God! His joy is my strength and His peace is my rest. Also, I owe my success to all my teachers, especially Mr Joseph Guo and Mrs Terri Teo, as they never gave up on me and continually gave me consultations throughout these two years.
How did you manage your time between your commitment towards your studies and holding key appointments in your CCA?
I created a daily schedule the night before to plan what I was going to do the next day. This gave me more time to strike a healthy balance between my studies and my CCA.
Do you have any advice for the 2018 batch of Secondary 4 and 5 students?
You must study hard to do well! As Albert Einstein once said, “Genius is 1 percent talent and 99 percent hard work.” At the start of the year, you can study with friends on a regular basis as it prevents you from experiencing burnout. However, when you are approaching the GCE O-Level examinations, try to study alone as you may be more productive in your revision.
Also, consult your teachers regularly to clarify your doubts as they are much more knowledgeable than you are. Bring a couple of questions along to ask them and jot their answers down.
You should also constantly practise your Ten-Year Series questions. This will give you a deeper understanding of the types of questions asked in the GCE O-Level examinations, and an advantage in handling the examination questions, which will in turn help you to excel.