Olympic test next for maths-mad pair

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 06 July, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 06 July, 2002, 12:00am

The two Queen Elizabeth School students who scored straight A's in this year's A-level exams face another tough test when they represent Hong Kong in the 'Mathematics Olympics'.

Leung Wai-ying and Chau Suk-ling, both 18, are due to leave for Scotland to take part in the international competition for outstanding students at the end of this month. 'I like solving maths problems even in my leisure time. I never treat it like doing revision or homework as I enjoy it very much,' Wai-ying said.

She put her unexpected success down to her enthusiasm and her teachers' help and encouragement. And while she may be heading abroad, she says she will be back. 'I think local institutions match international standards. Though I have considered studying abroad, I decided to stay here for further study,' she said. She hopes to enrol at the Chinese University's business school.

Suk-ling said she was surprised by her results, adding that good time management was the key to her success. 'Apart from studying, I was involved in the school's maths club and I was a head prefect,' she added.

Patrick Shiu Tsz-him, from Sheng Kung Hui Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School in Kwai Chung, said his exam preparation was nothing special. 'I revised different subjects every day so that I didn't get bored,' he said.