Three buddies from Queen's College attributed their brilliant results in this year's Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination to the all-round education provided by their school. Woo Yip-hin, 18, and Wong Chun-kit, 19, both scored five As while To Kwong-yu, 19, obtained four As. Yip-hin scored A(1)s in Physics, Chemistry and Chinese Language and Culture [AS] and A(2)s in Pure Mathematics and Use of English [AS]. Chun-kit obtained A(1)s in Chemistry and Chinese Language and Culture [AS] and A(2)s in Physics, Pure Mathematics and Use of English [AS]. Kwong-yu obtained A(2)s in Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics and Chinese Language and Culture [AS] and a C(1) in Use of English. Yip-hin aspires to be a doctor. His father is a doctor and his mother has lung cancer. Her sit uation worsened while he was sitting the A-levels. Mrs Woo is now slowly recovering, and Yip-hin wants to be a doctor so he can help his family and society. 'Life is precious and doctors can heal and serve people. There is no other profession that is more meaningful.' Yip-hin said he always tried to strike a balance between study and extra-curricular activities. The school encourages students to take part in extra-curricular activities. When Yip-hin was in Form Six, he was vice- chairman of the Community Youth Club, chairman of the Christian Fellowship, vice-chairman of the Civic Education Unit, chief secretary of the Counselling Team and deputy head prefect of the Prefect Board. He gave up some of the posts in Form Seven to concentrate on the A-levels. 'Taking part in extra-curricular activities helps students develop team spirit and interpersonal skills. You become more mature and independent,' he said. His good friend Chun-kit said paying attention in class was 10 times better than studying hard at home. 'Revision at home is to reinforce the knowledge that you have absorbed in class,' he said. 'It is also important to prepare your lessons. It makes it easier to absorb the material.' Chun-kit will probably study civil engineering at university. 'Honestly I don't know what I'll do in future, but I am interested in civil engineering. I am sure university life will be an eye- opening experience for me,' he said. 'The pursuit of knowledge is a major aim, but not the ultimate goal of university educa tion. It is more important to meet people and learn different things and become an all-rounded person.' Kwong-yu said his results were surprisingly good so he was satisfied although he did not do very well in Use of English. He said Yip-hin and Chun-kit had always been top students. 'They have always done well, but the good thing about this school is that there is no competition among the students. We try to help and support each other.'