Erica Ling Sarawak’s top SPM scorer

Top SPM student in Sarawak Erica Ling (right) of SMK Saint Elizabeth scores straight 11A+ with her friend Joyce Hu, who scorea straight 10A+ in 2016 SPM examination.

SIBU: SMK Saint Elizabeth’s Erica Ling Kai Shi scored straight 11A+ in the 2016 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), making her the top SPM student in Sarawak.

Ling scored straight 11A in Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Pendidikan Moral, Sejarah (History), Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Prinsip Perakaunan, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Bahasa Cina.

Apart from that, SMK Saint Elizabeth, Sibu became top school in Sibu for four consecutive years since 2013 for SPM and ranked sixth in Sarawak.

The school obtained School Average Grade (GPS) of 2.73.

Speaking to reporters when at the school yesterday, Ling said she was very surprised but happy with her result.

“I did not expect to get such result, but I did my best and my efforts paid off. I am proud of what I have achieved,” she said.

Ling, the only daughter and the second among three siblings, said that she always pays attention during class and do homework and revision while at home.

“I have many good classmates and friends, and we always studied and shared notes together,” she said, while saying that she would play badminton with her brother and mother during her free time.

According to Ling, her mother is a teacher at SJK C Su Lai.

“I have told my mother about my result and she is very happy. She has high expectation but she did not give any pressure on me,” she said.

On her ambition Ling said she wanted to further her studies at university level, but for the time being she would enter Form 6 first.

Meanwhile, another student of SMK Saint Elizabeth, Joyce Hu Xin Enn scored straight 10A+ in SPM.

She scores straight 10A+ in Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Inggeris, Pendidikan Moral, Sejarah, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Bahasa Cina.

Joyce Hu said that her parent happy with her SPM result which announced on Thursday.

Hu said her mother, who is a teacher did not give any pressure on her.

“My parent did not give me too much pressure. They expect me to study on my own.”

“Since I was small, my parents have trained me really well. Since primary school, from Year 1 to Year 3, and during my kindergarten, my parents were really strict. But after that and especially when being in secondary school, they let me study on my own.

She said that she is interested in Biology but for the time being she would enter Form Six first.