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KBU International College offers 100 full scholarships to STPM top achievers


KBU International College (KBU) will be offering 100 full scholarships to STPM top achievers to pursue their tertiary education at

KBU International College is an affordable college with excellent learning & sports facilities and located near shops, atm, restaurants & malls.

KBU International College is an affordable college with excellent learning & sports facilities and located near shops, atm, restaurants & malls.

KBU.

These scholarships will be offered to those who have obtained 4.0 in cumulative grade point average (CGPA) but are unable to obtain a place in our public universities.

The scholarships will be covering 100per cent of the tuition fees for the wide range of UK honours degree programmes conducted by KBU, KBU board of governors chairman Tan Sri Dato Dr Teo Soo Cheng said.

This is to provide opportunities for these top students to carve out a career for themselves, Teo added.

“Secondly, we recognise that the nation needs quality human capital as she

moves towards a developed nation status meeting the goal of Vision 2020. The degrees at KBU are awarded by three reputable UK universities namely Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University and Anglia Ruskin University,” he said.

The 100 scholarships comprise 10 scholarships each for the following UK 3+0 degree programmes of

KBU International College's purpose built 13-acre campus has excellent facilities with a conducive study environment

KBU International College’s purpose built 13-acre campus has excellent facilities with a conducive study environment

Partial scholarships are also available for other STPM holders.

For those students who achieved CGPA 3.75 – 3.99, KBU is offering 10 scholarships valued at 70 per cent of the tuition fees for each of the above programme.

All the offers will be based on a first come, first served basis.

STPM students who obtained CGPA ranging from 3.50 to 2.88 can also apply for partial scholarship which is being offered under the Merit Scholarship.

The college also offers a number of other scholarships in order to aid deserving students with financial problems.

Some of the scholarships that are being offered include the Chinese Independent

High School Principal Scholarship, Selected School Principal Scholarship, Community Scholarship and Student Leaders and Top Office Bearers Scholarship.

KBU also collaborates with more than 30 well-established companies and professional bodies as part of its efforts to prepare students for the world of work through internships and employment after graduation.

KBU is a private institution of higher learning known for its programmes that are relevant in keeping with the requirements of the industries of today.

KBU is also well-known for its excellent track record in providing UK 3+0 degree programmes.

KBU offers programmes on art and design, business, mass communication,

hospitality and tourism management, computing /ICT/ software engineering, engineering, Master of Business Administration, languages (English and German) as well as pre-university programmes such as the Australian Matriculation and GCE A-Levels.

Study at KBU International College

KBU International College (KBU) is a private higher education institution established in 1990 by the First Nationwide

KBU International College is an affordable college with excellent learning & sports facilities and located near shops, atm, restaurants & malls.

KBU International College is an affordable college with excellent learning & sports facilities and located near shops, atm, restaurants & malls.

Group, owner and developer of the 1000 acres fully integrated township/commercial district of Bandar Utama. KBU has a purpose-designed, fully equipped campus with sports and recreational facilities, and located on a 13-acre site within Bandar Utama.

Students at KBU will, therefore, receive a holistic education.
The main objective of KBU is to provide higher education opportunities to young Malaysians and foreign nationals in a wide range of academic and professional fields such as Engineering, Computing/ICT/Software Engineering, Hospitality, Tourism, Business and Art & Design. Quality education is the hallmark of KBU with the intended outcome of producing highly employable graduates in a knowledge-based economy.

In line with KBU’s mission of providing Quality Education and achieving a high level of employability of its graduates, the College collaborates with established universities in the United Kingdom to offer 3+0 degree programmes, as well as professional bodies and established examination bodies.

Quality education at KBU is further underpinned by the college’s compliance with the requirements of the

Football field at KBU International College

Football field at KBU International College

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the constant monitoring carried out by the College’s very own Quality Assurance Department and KBU’s foreign university partners.

From EduSpiral’s experience, KBU offers very affordable certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes that are supported by excellent facilities. Their fees are inexpensive compared even to some shoplot colleges!

Students are definitely getting more than their worth at KBU. Scholarships are available for students who have performed well for their SPM, UEC and STPM exams.

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Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices

EduSpiral gave me a lot of information to help me make a wise decision. They helped me with the application & took me around for a campus tour which helped me to make a good decision. Ee Wen, Hospitality & Tourism at KBU International College

EduSpiral gave me a lot of information to help me make a wise decision. They helped me with the application & took me around for a campus tour which helped me to make a good decision.
Ee Wen, Hospitality & Tourism at KBU International College

for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

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What to study after A-Levels or STPM?


How to Choose the Right Course to Study after A-Levels or STPM Course?

Now that your A-Levels and STPM is over, as well as the UPU results are out, you have to choose your degree course to

"I did not get the results as expected in my A-Levels. EduSpiral helped me to find the right course to fit my needs." Foo Hong, American Degree Program at HELP College of Arts & Technology

“I did not get the results as expected in my A-Levels. EduSpiral helped me to find the right course to fit my needs.”
Foo Hong, American Degree Program at HELP College of Arts & Technology

study. If you do not like what you have been offered for the public universities, you can always consider going into the private universities where the PTPN Loan can make it affordable.

In addition, the environment at some private universities help groom your communication and presentation skills which is valuable when you start work.

Choosing a university where the students mostly use English to communicate is important so that you can improve your English. According to a report in the Star newspaper, “A research study has confirmed that there is a correlation between English language skills and the salary gap between those who are proficient in the language and those who are not.

A study by research organisation Euromonitor International for the British Council states that the learning of the English language could increase the earning power of individuals in developing countries by approximately 25%.

A lot of students also like to wait a long while before they start their Foundation studies. We must keep in mind that “TIME = Money”. The faster you begin your studies, the faster you complete, the faster you begin your work and gain valuable work experience and this translates to money in term of your salary.

Remember, the decisions that you make now, can change your life (in this case, your salary) forever. Take time to discuss with an experienced counselor to make your decisions wisely. Choose the university with the best environment and not the university with the cheapest fees, so that your salary will high for the next 60 years of your work life

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Choose the Best course that fits you

Pharmacy lab at UCSI University

Pharmacy lab at UCSI University

Choosing the right degree can be confusing. It is important to choose based on your results, your interests and the future job prospects.

For most courses, you will need at least 2 principals or 2 Cs (STPM) or 2Es for A-Levels in the relevant subjects to join the degree program. For Pharmacy or Medicine, you will need to have at least 3Bs.

If you have chosen the Science subject combination with interest in Chemistry, then you can consider the following:

  1. Petroleum Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Pharmacy
  4. Food Science & Nutrition

Students who are into Biology can find fulfilment in degree programs like:

  1. Biotechnology
  2. Nursing
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Optometry
  5. Nutrition 
  6. Biomedical Science
  7. Medicine

If you like to move around a bit and like Maths & Physics, you think logically and like to be organised, the following are engineering degree programs are good choices:

  1. After chatting with EduSpiral on Facebook, I got a clearer picture of which university to choose that would best fit me. Zhi Sheng, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

    After chatting with EduSpiral on Facebook, I got a clearer picture of which university to choose that would best fit me.
    Zhi Sheng, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

    Mechanical Engineering

  2. Mechatronic Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Communication & Electronic Engineering
  5. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  6. engineering
  7. mechatronic engineering
  8. Mechanical Engineering
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Telecommunication Engineering
  11. Chemical Engineering
  12. Petroleum Engineering
  13. Aerospace Engineering
  14. Aeronautical Engineering 
  15. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  16. materials engineering
  17. architecture

Those with a passion for Maths only can consider:

  1. Actuarial Science or Actuarial Maths
  2. Accounting
  3. Finance
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Information Technology
  6. Game Technology

If you are good in Maths with a passion for computers, you can consider degree programmes like:

  1. Software Engineering

    I had wanted to go to another university near my house for IT after my A-Levels. After consulting EduSpiral, I realised that I should choose the best university for IT so that I can gain the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career in this competitive field. Kah Jun, Software Engineering at APU

    I had wanted to go to another university near my house for IT after my A-Levels. After consulting EduSpiral, I realised that I should choose the best university for IT so that I can gain the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career in this competitive field.
    Kah Jun, Software Engineering at APU

  2. Forensic Computing
  3. Information Systems Security
  4. Intelligent Systems
  5. Mobile Computing
  6. Enterprise Computing
  7. Multimedia Technology
  8. Web Media Technology
  9. computer science
  10. Computing
  11. IT
  12. Software Engineering
  13. computer science or computer engineering
  14.  information systems security
  15. Network Computing
  16. Mobile Computing
  17. Games Development
  18. Game Technology

If you are a people person and like to help people out, like reading and research, you

can consider degree programs in:

  1. Psychology
  2. Law
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Mass Communication
  5. Media Studies
  6. Public Relations
  7. entertainment arts
  8.  Social Media Marketing

Teaching is a good option for students who are caring, love children and desire to see them grow. You can choose Teaching

"I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don't come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.? Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

“I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don’t come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.?
Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

English as A Second Language, Education and English or Early Childhood Education.

Those with a creative flair, love of building designs, history, and art can consider architecture.

Design oriented personalities who are creative have the following degree options:

  1. Multimedia Design
  2. Interior Design or Interior Architecture
  3. Graphic Design
  4. Product Design
  5. Game Design
  6. 3D Animation
  7. Design
  8. Multimedia Design
  9. 3D Animation 
  10. fashion design with marketing
  11. product design
  12. entrepreneurial design
  13. Interior Design
  14. Interior Architecture

Creative people who do not like Maths, and enjoy organising events, interest in strategies, writing, and interacting with people can consider degree courses in:

  1. Mass Communication
  2. Public Relations
  3. Media Studies
  4. Marketing
  5. Hospitality or Hotel Management
  6. Tourism Management

A love of travel, history, and desire to help people, the following degree courses are good:

Studying tourism is not boring as students will have hands-on experience in organising tours and going on an actual tour just like the Reliance College students in the picture. Reliance College is one of Malaysia's top tourism colleges with a wide network of its own Reliance Travel Agencies where graduates are able to find jobs easily with a good starting salary.

Studying tourism is not boring as students will have hands-on experience in organising tours and going on an actual tour just like the Reliance College students in the picture. Reliance College is one of Malaysia’s top tourism colleges with a wide network of its own Reliance Travel Agencies where graduates are able to find jobs easily with a good starting salary.

  1. Hospitality Management
  2. Hotel Management
  3. Tourism Management

The business world is wide and students have a lot to choose from like:

  1. Business Administration or Business Management
  2. Management Science
  3. Finance
  4. Banking & Finance
  5. Finance & Investment
  6. Islamic Banking & Finance
  7. Financial Economics
  8. Economics
  9. Accounting & Finance
  10. Logistics
  11. Human Resource Management
  12. Accounting
  13. Accounting & Finance
  14. actuarial science
  15. Business
  16. business administration
  17. business management

    EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

    EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel.
    Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

  18. Banking & Finance
  19. Finance & Investment
  20. FOREX & Investments
  21. Investment & Risk Management
  22. Insurance
  23. Economics
  24. Marketing
  25. Human Resource Management
  26. Logistics Management
  27. Media Marketing 

Culinary Arts is an excellent choice for students who love to cook and like to use their hands. There are many types of cuisines to specialise in like Italian, French, Western, Asian, Chinese, Korean and others. Mixing Chemistry with culinary arts, you can go into molecular gastronomy.

After your A-Levels, you can consider studying locally in Malaysia at top universities such as Asia Pacific University, UCSI University, KDU University College, KBU International College, Reliance College and others. Or go overseas to MDIS Singapore or to Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Choosing the right course will depend on your results, personality, interests, job outlook and budget. It is important to talk to the right people to help you make this next important decision.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

"My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because I was confused about my next step due to my unexpected results in STPM. EduSpiral provided me with great solutions to fit my career goals." Kuo Qiat, Marketing degree at UCSI University

“My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because I was confused about my next step due to my unexpected results in STPM. EduSpiral provided me with great solutions to fit my career goals.”
Kuo Qiat, Marketing degree at UCSI University

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

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Should I study Form 6 or continue with Form Six and take the STPM exam or stop?


Should I choose to Study Form 6 or other Pre-University Course in Malaysia?

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) is Malaysia’s version of the UK’s GCE A-Levels and is a Pre-University course

After STPM I was searching for the right university to accept my results to pursue my dream but couldn't find until EduSpiral helped me. Jia Loon, Biotechnology at UCSI University

After STPM I was searching for the right university to accept my results to pursue my dream but couldn’t find until EduSpiral helped me.
Jia Loon, Biotechnology at UCSI University

recognised for entry into public universities in Malaysia. The STPM is also accepted for entry into private universities in Malaysia and overseas universities.

The STPM is acknowledged as one of the toughest exams.

The other way is the Matriculation course where only 10% of the seats are set aside for Non-bumis therefore the competition will be extremely high for the spots.

The STPM is set and run by the Malaysian Examinations Council since 1982, which also runs the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) since 1999.

All students who have passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) are eligible to enter into Form 6 to take the STPM, and will be automatically assigned a place in a government secondary school after the release of the SPM results.

The examination body, Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia (www.mpm.edu.my), allows students to enroll for the examination with a minimum of one (1) subject and a maximum of five (5) subjects (including General Studies). The intake for Form 6 is in May of each year.

Most students take STPM after attending two years of Form 6 (Lower 6 and Upper 6) at a government or private secondary school.

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Entry Requirements into Form 6 in Malaysia

SYARAT-SYARAT KELAYAKAN MASUK KE TINGKATAN ENAM BAWAH 
Murid-murid dari sekolah kerajaan yang layak ditawarkan masuk ke Tingkatan Enam Bawah 2013 hendaklah memenuhi tiga-tiga

After STPM, I wanted to join a top ranked university for business. I found EduSpiral on Facebook and he provided a lot of information to help me make the best choice. Shaun Chin, University of London Business programme at HELP Academy

After STPM, I wanted to join a top ranked university for business. I found EduSpiral on Facebook and he provided a lot of information to help me make the best choice.
Shaun Chin, University of London Business programme at HELP Academy

syarat berikut:
1. Memperoleh kepujian bagi mata pelajaran Bahasa Melayu dalam peperiksaan SPM 2012.

2. (A) Untuk kemasukan ke jurusan KEMANUSIAAN, calon mesti memperolehi TIGA kepujian dan jumlah mata gred tidak melebihi 8 unit bagi TIGA mata pelajaran terbaik . Tiap-tiap satunya hendaklah daripada kumpulan yang berlainan dari kumpulan-kumpulan berikut:

KUMPULAN        MATA PELAJARAN
I                              Bahasa Melayu
II                             Bahasa Inggeris
III                            Kesusasteraan Melayu / Kesusasteraan Inggeris
IV                            Sejarah
V                             Geografi / Pendidikan Seni Visual
VI                            Pendidikan Islam / Pendidikan Moral
VII                           Matematik / Matematik Tambahan
VIII                         Sains / Sains Tambahan / Applied Science
IX                            Salah Satu Mata Pelajaran Teknik/Vokasional/Mata Pelajaran Vokasional (MPV)
X                             Tasawwur Islam/Pendidikan Al Quran Dan Al Sunnah/Syariah Islamiah
XI                            Bahasa Arab Tinggi / Bahasa Arab (Komunikasi) / Bahasa Cina / Bahasa Tamil
XII                           Sains Pertanian / Perdagangan / Prinsip Perakaunan / Ekonomi Asas / Ekonomi
Rumah Tangga / Pengetahuan Sains   Sukan

Calon-calon yang memperolehi jumlah mata gred 9 hingga 12 unit bagi TIGA mata pelajaran terbaik daripada TIGA kumpulan yang berlainan seperti tercatat dalam 2(A), layak ditawarkan ke Tingkatan Enam Bawah dengan syarat terdapat kekosongan tempat di sekolah berkenaan.

ATAU

After STPM, my dream was to study 3D Animation but I did not have much information about it. EduSpiral gave me a lot of information including the future job prospects so that I could make a good choice. Chun Poh, 3D Animation at UCSI University

After STPM, my dream was to study 3D Animation but I did not have much information about it. EduSpiral gave me a lot of information including the future job prospects so that I could make a good choice.
Chun Poh, 3D Animation at UCSI University

2. (B) Untuk kemasukan ke jurusan SAINS, calon mesti memperoleh sekurang- kurangnya TIGA kepujian dengan jumlah mata gred yang tidak melebihi 14 unit. Tiap-tiap satunya hendaklah dalam kumpulan yang berlainan dari kumpulan-kumpulan berikut:

KUMPULAN          MATA PELAJARAN
I                                Matematik / Matematik Tambahan
II                               Fizik
III                             Kimia
IV                             Biologi

V                       Lukisan Kejuruteraan / Kejuruteraan Mekanikal / Kejuruteraan Awam / Kejuruteraan Elektrik & Elektronik/ Rekacipta Teknologi Kejuruteraan / Teknologi Maklumat / Pengajian  Agroteknologi   / Pengurusan Makanan / Pengajian Pakaian.

Calon-calon yang memperolehi jumlah mata gred 15 hingga 18 unit bagi TIGA mata pelajaran terbaik daripada TIGA kumpulan yang berlainan seperti tercatat dalam 2(B), layak ditawarkan ke Tingkatan Enam Bawah dengan syarat terdapat kekosongan tempat di sekolah berkenaan.

Should I study Form Six?

In order to consider studying Form 6, students should take the time to understand the system and how Form 6 works.

We did not know where to go after our STPM results and our friend recommended EduSpiral to us. EduSpiral helped us to make the best choice. Foo Hong, Business at HELP College of Arts and Technology Kuo Qiat, Marketing at UCSI University

We did not know where to go after our STPM results and our friend recommended EduSpiral to us. EduSpiral helped us to make the best choice.
Foo Hong, Business at HELP College of Arts and Technology
Kuo Qiat, Marketing at UCSI University

Let’s look at the statistics below to help you decide whether you should take Form 6 or not.

There were 58,355 students who took STPM in 2013 and in 2014 it dropped to 48,615 students. It is a drop of 16.69% (9,740 candidates)

48,615 candidates registered for the STPM examinations in 2014 but only 42,854 sat for it. Only 390 out of 48,615 STPM 2014 obtained a 4.0 CGPA. 57 candidates failed the exam.

The national CGPA was 2.62 but for non-bumis to get their courses of choice, you will need higher CGPA. Ten students scored 5As, and a total of 398 students scored 4As. To obtain scholarships from private universities or overseas, you need to score 4As or 5As, so based on this, you can calculate the chances of you scoring in the STPM and obtaining a scholarship.

27,342 (63.80%), passed in four subjects, 7,130 in three subjects, 3,563 in two subjects and 2,410 passed just one subject. Pass here includes D and E. You need at least 2 Cs to join a degree course in private universities.

The number of candidates achieving 4 Principals (C) in STPM 2014 is 60.14 per cent. You need at least 2 Principals to join a degree course in private universities.

Duration of Form 6 studies

In the new system, the duration of form six studies is similar to the previous system which is based on one-and-a half years of form six studies comprising the lower and upper six form.

The allocation of teaching periods remains the same: eight periods per week for each subject (one period = 40 minutes).

Subjects for STPM

There are two streams, which are the Arts Stream and the Science Stream.

EduSpiral took us to visit APU and UCSI so that we can see the campus facilities and make a better decision about our future. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering) at UCSI University and Hong Ann (Software Engineering) at Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral took us to visit APU and UCSI so that we can see the campus facilities and make a better decision about our future.
Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering) at UCSI University and Hong Ann (Software Engineering) at Asia Pacific University

  1. 900 General Studies
  2. 910 Malay Language
  3. 911 Chinese Language
  4. 912 Tamil Language
  5. 913 Arabic Languange
  6. 920 Literature in English
  7. 922 Communicative Malay Literature
  8. 930 Syariah
  9. 931 Usuluddin
  10. 940 History
  11. 942 Geography
  12. 944 Economics
  13. 946 Business Studies
  14. 948 Accounting
  15. 950 Mathematics (M)
  16. 954 Mathematics (T)
  17. 956 Further Mathematics
  18. 958 Information and Communications Technology
  19. 960 Physics
  20. 962 Chemistry
  21. 964 Biology
  22. 966 Sports Science
  23. 970 Visual Arts

Modular System for the STPM

The new modular STPM format began in 2012, will combine two forms of assessments, and will be similar to the A levels format

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I talked to EduSpiral on Facebook to find out which is the best place to study A-Levels to help me achieve my goals. I am glad I did.
Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

except that it will be in BM.

Students will go through a school-based assessment with a weighting of 20-40% of the final score and a centralised examination with a weighting of 60-80% of the final score (The weighting varies according to subjects).

Nevertheless, School Based Assessment (SBA) cannot be repeated and repeaters are required to sit for an alternative written paper in place with SBA.

The curriculum is divided into three parts based on topic areas. Each part will be taught and studied in either the first, second or third term.

You will take the examinations at the end of each term (3 in total). One term is 6 months. Students who are not satisfied with their

results for the first two terms can retake the examinations at the end of the third term.

Students’ assessment will be carried out each term with the results being released at the end of each respective term. The overall STPM results will be based on the best combined results of the three terms.

Soft skill such as communication skills, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving,information management and ethics are included in the new curriculum.

School-Based Assessment (SBA) for the STPM

When you have the right information, you are able to make a good decision. Pic - Ipoh student registering at KDU College Penang after the tour

When you have the right information, you are able to make a good decision. Pic – Ipoh student registering at KDU College Penang after the tour

The introduction of SBA in this system is in line with the aspiration of the Education

Ministry to develop human capital who embrace intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical values in line with the National Educational Philosophy.

The SBA consists of project work, field study and practical work. The coursework question/task is prepared by the Council and will be conducted either over three terms or as determined by the individual subject requirements.

Examination

A centralised written examination is administered at the end of each term. Question

types consist of multiple choice, structed and essay questions. Question papers are prepared and provided by the Council, and the marking of answer scripts will be carried out by Council-appointed examiners.

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STPM Grading System

The grading system in the new STPM assessment system is similar to that of the previous STPM system. The score (question paper level) acquired by students for each term will be aggregated to determine the overall subject grade.

There is no prerequisite minimum pass grade in each term for students to qualify to continue their studies in the following term.

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone.  Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University.
Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone.
Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

STPM uses a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system. There are 11 grades, which are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ and D, with F as the failing grade. The grade points for each of these grades are between 4.0 and 1.0, A being 4.0 and D- being 1.0.

The F grade gives a grade point of 0. From year 2012 onwards, CGPA point for each subject is known as Subject Grade Point (SGP) meanwhile the overall CGPA point for all subjects will be known as “Overall Subject Grade Point”.

In accordance with the implementation of modular system in STPM from year 2012 onwards, MEC will implement a new assessment system for each STPM subjects.

Cumulative and subject GPA at 2.0 and above is considered a pass with credit or principal pass.

GPA below 2.0 is considered a sub-fail, and a 0 is considered a fail. Admissions to local public universities requires at least a CGPA of 2.0 and above.

Paper Grade Subject Grade SGP* Status
A A 4.00 Full Pass
A- A- 3.67 Full Pass
B+ B+ 3.33 Full Pass
B B 3.00 Full Pass
B- B- 2.67 Full Pass
C+ C+ 2.33 Full Pass
C C 2.00 Full Pass
C- C- 1.67 Partial Pass
D+ D+ 1.33 Partial Pass
D D 1.00 Partial Pass
F F 0.00 Fail

*Subject Grade Point (SGP)

Advantages of the STPM

With School Based Assessment, teaching and learning are integrated with assessment.

SBA humanises assessment making schooling a cooperative enterprise between teachers and students.

Through the new examination system, students will also have more opportunities to obtain better results. Students are allowed to improve on their first term and second term results by retaking these term examinations at the end of the third term. Students who do not obtain satisfactory results for the third term may also re-sit it.

Disadvantages of the STPM

Lower 6 used to be called the honeymoon year, but now, as soon as you enter Lower 6 you will have to hit the books because

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EduSpiral provides counseling that is supported by facts & evidence to help students make the best choice. Pic – Student, with his mother, registering at UCSI University after the tour

your first exam will be in December and you will have not much time to study and the teachers do no have enough time to cover the material as well. There is no rest as you will need to keep studying  the exams every 6 months.

To enter into most private universities, students must achieve at least a CGPA of 2.00 or at least 2 Principal Cs in the relevant subjects. A C- is not a principal and some universities do not accept the Pengajian Am as entry into the university.

STPM requires you to take in too much information in 1.5 years. That in itself shows the inadequacies of a system which doesn’t give enough time for students to consume the information required. Furthermore, STPM needs a lot of study time in order to score well. If you are not ready to commit the time and effort, you should consider other options.

From the time you enter Form 6 till the exam and getting into IPTA would be 2 years. If you had taken a diploma, you would have already completed it. There are 180,000 graduates each year and competition for jobs are high therefore the faster you graduate, the faster you get a job and start your savings.

English is very important to secure a job as well as getting a higher salary and faster promotions. This is reported in the Star and from research conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia.

The medium of instruction in IPTA is in BM and most of the Chinese there communicate in Mandarin. In 2011, 70,000 IPTA graduates were unemployed.

Personally, I only recommend the STPM if students do not have the finances to study in private universities but with the PTPN

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Loan, studying in the private colleges or universities are more accessible.

A lot students and parents want to save money by going for the STPM but do not realise that for some, in the end, they are wasting time and eventually have to spend more money.

When you pay for the A-Levels, you get good lecturers who will guide you to score so that you can apply for more scholarships. A-Level graduates from HELP University, UCSI University, KDU University College, KDU College Penang and KBU International College have obtained scholarships into top ranking universities worldwide.

The STPM is extremely tough and if you do not do well, you would have wasted 2 years of your life and time is money. The earlier you graduate and join the work force, the more work experience you can gain and add this to your resume where it translates into higher salary.

If you take a diploma, you would have finished it at the same time you would have taken to complete Form 6.

Students say they cannot afford but for example, the Diploma in Business at KBU International College costs only RM22,560 total for 2 years and can apply RM16,000 total for the PTPN Loan.

KBU is very affordable and value for money. Furthermore, even if you do well in the STPM, you may not get the course of your choice at the Public University.

If you plan to study Medicine, Pharmacy or Law, you can go into the A-Levels while for the other courses, you can choose an easier way through the 1-year Foundation offered at the Private Universities or the Pre-University programmes offered at the Private Colleges.

You need a lot of discipline and good teachers in order to do well in the STPM. If you have alright results for your SPM, don’t expect a miracle in the STPM as it is 20 times tougher than the SPM.

Advantage Disadvantage
Free The toughest Pre-University course around
Modular system Take 1.5 years but if you include the 6 months taken to enter Form 6 and the 6 months waiting to enter Public university, it will be 2.5 years
If you fail, then you would have wasted 2.5 years
English language not emphasized so you do not gain the all important language and communication skills needed to succeed in the workforce
You do not get to choose the course you want to enter Public University

What to Study After SPM?

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information:

Foundation and Pre-University Courses in Malaysia

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After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone. Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

Engineering and Built Environment Courses in Malaysia

Computing and IT Courses in Malaysia

EduSpiral helped Alvin Chai, Jen Hui, Paul Kit, and Wen Hao from Poi Lam High School Ipoh providing course counseling and campus tour. They are now studying in various programmes at UCSI University

EduSpiral helped Alvin Chai, Jen Hui, Paul Kit, and Wen Hao from Poi Lam High School Ipoh providing course counseling and campus tour. They are now studying in various programmes at UCSI University

Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

Business Courses in Malaysia

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After chatting with EduSpiral on Facebook, I got a clearer picture of which university to choose that would best fit me.
Zhi Sheng, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Design Courses in Malaysia

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

2015 Scholarships from top private universities in Malaysia

SPM 2014 students who have done well in the SPM can apply for the 2015 Scholarships. The following universities below have released the scholarships for 2015. For more information, please contact us:

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EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for
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Foo Hong, Business at HELP College of Arts and Technology
Kuo Qiat, Marketing at UCSI University

students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

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The types of Pre-University Programmes in Malaysian Colleges and Universities


Pre-University Programmes
What does Pre-U mean?
“Pre” means before, therefore, “Pre-University” means the course that you take before entering into a university programme. Most

Students from the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

students will enter into the Pre-U after completing SPM or UEC (although some countries accept the UEC equivalent to a Pre-U). There are many different Pre-University programmes available in Malaysia. I will list some of the most popular ones.

SPM – Pre-University (1-1.5 years) – Degree (3-4 years)

Duration
The Pre-U vary from programme to programme and takes about 8 months to 24 months to complete.
Entry Requirements for all Pre-U: SPM or ‘O’ Level or equivalent – 5 credits including English and Mathematics/Science.
Subjects
The number of subjects vary from 3 to 12.When choosing the subjects, it is important to take those that would be relevant to the

APU is the premier university in IT courses and their Foundation courses are recognised for entry into UK universities.

intended degree course. For example, if you take up Arts subjects, you will not be able to continue into a Biotech degree course.
NOTE: Required subjects: It is a requirement by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education that All Malaysian students must pass a module each in Malaysia Studies, Moral Studies (non-Muslims) / Islamic Studies (Muslims) and Bahasa Kebangsaan (exempted if a credit in BM has been obtained at SPM level).

Acceptance & Recognition
For those intending to pursue medicine, it is important to find out if the particular Pre-U programme is accepted by the medical schools. If it is, you also need to find out what the entry requirements are to enter into the medical school with the Pre-U results.

1. STPM – This one do not need much explanation. It is the cheapest “Pre-U programme” and usually taken by students interested in entering into the Public Universities. It takes about 1.5 years to complete. It is quite tough.

2. AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12
The Australian Year 12 is known by different names according to the states that offer it in Australia. It takes about 12 months to complete the programme beginning January until November. The results are released in December so that students can apply into the Australian universities for the February intake.

STATE / TERRITORY SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION

Haw Jeh completed his Foundation course at APU and is now a first year software engineering student at APU or formerly UCTI.

-Australian Capital Territory (ACT) ACT Year 12 Certificate
-New South Wales (NSW) Higher School Certificate (HSC)
-Northern Territory (NT) Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
-Queensland (QLD) Senior Certificate
-South Australia (SA) South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
-Tasmania (TAS) Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
-Victoria (VIC) Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
-Western Australia (WA) WA Certificate of Education (WACE)

South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
The South Australian Matriculation, or SAM, is an internationally-recognised Australian pre-university matriculation programme which is set and administered by the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA). This is a statutory authority of the South Australian Government with the sole legislative responsibility for the curriculum and assessment of senior secondary education in that state. SAM has been offered to students outside of Australia since 1984 and is accepted by many renowned universities in Australia, the UK, the USA, New Zealand and India into their undergraduate programmes.

SAM has a unique assessment pattern, in which 50% of the final mark is derived from the final examination while the other remaining 50% is internally-awarded through continuous assessment of coursework and tests, thereby assessing the student’s overall performance. It offers students the flexibility to complete over an extended period although the normal duration of study is one year. The

KBU International College offers the A-Levels and AUSMAT at their 13-acre campus in Bandar Utama

curriculum consists of five subjects and students must take up English as a Second Language Studies or English Studies. Students can alsorepeat subjects without a penalty. Students will be awarded the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The intake for students is only held once a year. The minimum qualification for admission into the SAM programme is the ‘O’ Levels or equivalent qualifications, with at least 5 credits totaling not more than 30 points, including credits in English and Mathematics / Science.

Western Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
The Western Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is the final year (Year 12) of the secondary school programme offered by the government of Western Australia to enable entry into year one Bachelor’s degree programmes of most universities around the world, such as Australia, the UK, New Zealand, the US, Canada, and private universities in Malaysia.

The AUSMAT is an internationally-recognised pre-university programme administered by the Curriculum Council of Western

KBU International College offers excellent facilities for their AUSMAT students

Australia on behalf of the Western Australian government. Students are graded based on their performance throughout the year, i.e. 50% course and project work and 50% final examination. This arrangement not only helps to remove pressure of the single year-end assessment, but also provides opportunities for the usage of a variety of assessment techniques in determining students’ standards of achievement.

The entry requirement into AUSMAT is SPM, ‘O’ Levels or other equivalent qualifications, with a minimum of 5 credits in subjects of Science and Mathematics. The student intakes are in January and March. The course duration is between 8 to 10 months and students are required to take up five subjects including either English or ESL.

4. UNITED KINGDOM A LEVELS
The GCE A-Levels courses are examined by an external approved examination boards as bellow:-

• Associated Examining Board (AEB)

KBU International College offers a conducive environment to study. Their Foundation in Science is recognised for entry into IMU’s courses including Medicine

• University of Cambridge
• University of Oxford
• University of London

Duration. There are FIVE grades at A-Levels: A, B, C, D, and E.

The A-Levels is quite popular however it is quite tough and not for those who do not have the discipline or motivation to complete it. It is recommended for those intending to pursue medicine, law or pharmacy to take up this programme.

GCE ‘A’ Levels by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
After GCSE ‘O’ levels, students have a choice to continue with the GCE ‘A’ Levels programme (UK’s post-16 qualifications) offered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which is part of the Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES). Many private

HELP University’s London Board A-Levels is highly regarded in Malaysia producing many top scorers

colleges in Malaysia prepare students to sit for this examination which is a popular option among Malaysians as well as international students. It is internationally-recognised for admission into universities worldwide including professional courses.

The A-level syllabuses are divided into Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Two (A2) levels, each contributing 50% towards the final A-Level grade. AS Level is the first half of the course and forms the foundation of A-Level. A2 Level is the second part of the syllabus and covers more difficult topics. There are normally between 2 to 4 A-level subjects and General Paper or English is compulsory. The duration of study is usually 15 to 18 months (3 semesters). Both the ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ levels are flexible and students have the freedom to select the subjects that they are interested in, either to study a broad variety of subjects or to specialise in a particular area.

For assessment purposes, students can choose any one of the following options:

HELP’s A-Level lecturers are very experienced and gives personal attention to the students to ensure a successful future

Take all papers of the ‘A’ levels in one sitting, usually at the end of the second year of study, or
Take the ‘staged’ assessment route, that is, to take the ‘AS’ level in one examination session and the final part of the assessment ‘A2’ level at a subsequent session, or
Take the ‘AS’ level only, either at the end of a one-year or two-year course.

Assessment
It is 100% external examination-based. Both the ‘A2’ and ‘AS’ level examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November, with some subjects only available in June or November. Results are issued in August and February respectively.

GCE ‘A’ Level by the London Examinations Board
International Students can also take up the ‘A’ Levels programmes conducted by the prestigious London Examinations and delivered by the Edexcel International. The London Examinations GCE Advanced Levels are exactly the same as the examination in the UK. International Students sit for the same examination papers as students in the UK and candidates are awarded certificates of the same standard regardless of where they are in the world.

The London GCE ‘A’ Levels is accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) of the United Kingdom. The

UCSI University offers the London Board A-Levels at their state-of-the-art campus in Cheras, KL

qualifications consist of two sets of three units; Advanced Subsidiary (AS) units, generally studied in year one, and A2 units, studied in year two.

Both Science and Arts subjects are available for students who have just completed their SPM or ‘O’ Levels examinations (or their equivalent). The programme is flexible and may be completed in 18 months (3 semesters). Students may take the examination in stages or in one final sitting. Most subjects comprise 6 modular units. Students are also allowed to re-sit a unit for an unlimited number of times and only the better grade will be counted. There are two examinations conducted per year (in January and June). Most combinations of at least 3 subjects are acceptable as entry qualifications to many universities in the world into their undergraduate programmes.

5. CANADIAN PRE UNIVERSITY (CPU)
The Canadian Pre-University (CPU) is a program provides students with the entry requirements into University Levels courses.

Upon successful of the Canadian Pre University program, students receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma which is
accepted for university admission worldwide.

The Canadian Pre-University program is a one year course that follows a semester system with two semesters each year.
Each semester is approximately 20 weeks in length.

The CPU is based on the Ontario Secondary School system where continuous assessment is done throughout the course.
College/University Internal Foundation Programme.

CIMP is a one-year (1) course based on an Ontario Curriculum and students take a total of six subjects which include one English subject, that is, either ENG4E or ENG4U. Assessment comprises 70%

coursework and 30% final examinations. Intake is three times a year i.e. January, March and July. The minimum entry requirement is five (5) credits in SPM, O-Level or equivalent.

6. Private University College/University internal Foundation programme

Many private higher educational institutions, especially those offering twinning degree programmes have developed their own internal university foundation programmes. These courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the respective foreign partner universities and also accepted by many other overseas universities as an equivalent to pre-university qualification in their respective home countries.

Unlike the external qualifications which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects, the internal qualifications provide specialisation in precise areas of study such as the fields of business, computer & IT, and engineering, and hence, cater to the specific needs of different students.

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EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

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New assessment system for STPM


A report from Star newspaper on the new assessment system for STPM

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Foo Hong, Business at HELP College of Arts and Technology
Kuo Qiat, Marketing at UCSI University

IN accordance with the Education Transformation Programme, starting from the year 2012, the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC) will implement a new Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) assessment system to enhance the form six education programme.

Existing STPM examination system

The existing examination is conducted based on one-and-a-half years of form six studies, comprising the lower six form and the upper six form.

The 2012 STPM examination

In 2012, the examination will be conducted in two modes. The first mode is for students who are currently in upper six form and will be under the existing examination system.

The second mode is for lower six form students in 2012 who will be the first cohort for the new assessment system. They will take the first term examination in November 2012.

New assessment system

In the new system, the duration of form six studies is similar to the present system. The allocation of teaching periods remains the same: eight periods per week for each subject (one period = 40 minutes).

The subjects offered remain at 23 subjects which are General Studies, Business Studies, Malay Language, Accounting, Chinese Language, Mathematics (M), Tamil Language, Mathematics (T), Arabic Language, Further Mathematics, Literature in English, Information and Communications Technology, Communicative Malay Literature, Physics, Syariah, Chemistry, Usuluddin, Biology, History, Sports Science, Geography, Visual Arts and Economics.

The curriculum is divided into three parts based on topic areas. Each part will be taught and studied in either the first, second or third term. The total duration of study is one-and-a-half years.

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After STPM, I wanted to join a top ranked university for business. I found EduSpiral on Facebook and he provided a lot of information to help me make the best choice.
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Students’ assessments will be carried out each term with the results being released at the end of the term. The overall STPM results will be based on the best combined results of the three terms.

Soft skills such as communication skills, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, information management and ethics are included in the new curriculum.

There will be two forms of assessment: the School-Based Assessment (SBA) with a weighting of 20% to 40%, and the centralised examination with a weighting of 60% to 80% (the weighting varies according to subjects).

School-based assessment (SBA)

The SBA consists of project work, field study and practical work. The coursework question/task is prepared by the council and will be conducted either over three terms or as determined by the subject requirements. The assessment will be carried out by the subject teacher in government schools and government-aided schools. For private schools, integrity schools and individual private candidates, the examiner is appointed by the council.

The assessment moderation will be conducted by council appointed personnel at district, zone or state levels to ensure judgments of standards are comparable as well as a fair, valid and reliable assessment of students’ achievements. The council has also prepared a Teacher’s Manual and Student’s Manual for each subject as guidance and reference for all.

Examination

A centralised written examination is administered at the end of each term. Question papers are prepared by the council, and the marking of answer scripts will be carried out by council appointed examiners.

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After STPM I was searching for the right university to accept my results to pursue my dream but couldn’t find until EduSpiral helped me.
Jia Loon, Biotechnology at UCSI University

Grading

The grading system in the new assessment system is similar to that of the existing one. The score (at the question paper level) acquired by students for each term will be aggregated to determine the overall subject grade. There is no prerequisite minimum pass grade in each term for students to qualify to continue their studies in the following term.

Improvement of exam results

A special feature of this system is that students are allowed to improve on their first and second term results by retaking these term examinations at the end of the third term. Students who do not obtain satisfactory results for the third term may also re-sit it.

Advantages

Through the new system, students will have a lesser curriculum load to study and have more opportunities to obtain better results. The introduction of SBA is in line with the aspiration of the Education Ministry to develop human capital. This is also consistent with the ministry’s vision to strengthen and make the assessment and evaluation system more holistic, with an emphasis on outcome-based education that focuses more on students and is less exam-oriented.

Standards and recognition

In these terms, the new system is similar to that of the present one. In general, the curriculum content has not changed. A representative from Cambridge Assessment (CA), United Kingdom will attend the Standards Setting Committee meeting to

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Chun Poh, 3D Animation at UCSI University

endorse the results.

The CA representative will give his opinion on the analysis of the examination results for each paper and a collective decision will be made on the standards.

The Student Intake Management Division under the Higher Education Ministry has been briefed on the implementation of the new assessment system.

Vision

The system is expected to strengthen and enhance pre-university studies in order to attract more students to take up the programme, and to transform the assessment and evaluation to one that is more holistic in nature. For more information, log onto the MEC’s website at
www.mpm.edu.my
.

KHAWARI IDRIS
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
THE MALAYSIAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities

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in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

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Education Pathway after SPM in Malaysia


 

What to study after SPM?

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My friend introduced me to EduSpiral because for a long time after SPM I still did not know what and where to study. EduSpiral took time to explain the courses to me and even took me around the university for a tour.
Yammie Chau, Diploma in Business at UCSI University

After SPM or UEC, there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing. The best thing to do is to ask questions.

It can be confusing to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you, look at your results, interests and budget.

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process in finding out who you are and what you are good at. Some people find out faster while others take more time.

Most great things begin with a plan. Your future career and studies should be no different. A plan will give you something to work towards. It’ll also help you make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counselor and always make decisions based on evidence and facts. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever.

You can contact us for a free career test to help you understand yourself better so that you are able to make the right decision.

There are basically 2 pathways after SPM. You can either go for a Diploma course or Pre-University Course in Malaysia. “Pre” means before, therefore, “Pre-University” means the course that you take before entering into a university degree programme. The common courses under Pre-University are STPM, A-Levels, Foundation, AUSMAT, etc.

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How to choose the right course to study after SPM?

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone.  Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone. Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

Choosing the right course to study in Malaysia after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

With the wide variety of courses available to a student, the time after UEC, SPM or STPM can be a confusing one if not guided properly by an experienced and knowledgeable education counselor.

Preparations should have been made even before this time but fear not it is still not too late if you have not decided on a career path. It is important for you to research carefully the career that you intend to pursue.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, we have counseled and helped thousands of students to choose the right course and private university to study in Malaysia. Based on our experience we have come up with three simple steps that I will call the GEM method which will help you in your decision-making.

  1. Gather Information.
  2. Evaluate the Information.
  3. Make a Decision.

1.   Gather Information – Gather information relevant and related to your course & career of interest

A.    Gather all relevant information on the courses that interest you. Make a list of your interests, likes,

EduSpiral provides free transport to students to visit our partner universities such as the top ranked Heriot-Watt University Malaysia at the new campus in Putrajaya

EduSpiral provides free transport to students to visit our partner universities such as the top ranked Heriot-Watt University Malaysia at the new campus in Putrajaya

strengths, hobbies and talents. Also ask your family members and friends to tell you what you are good at.

Make a simple list of your interests, your hobbies and what you are actually good at. Don’t put down things that you are interested to do but write down things that you know that you are good at. For example, you are good in debates, sports, mathematics, fixing cars, and others.

Your interests should be realistic and related to your strengths and what you are good at. For example, if you are interested in becoming an engineer but your results in Mathematics and Physics are consistently low, you may want to reconsider your choice or if you want to be a musician but cannot play any instrument, it would be an unwise move to choose music as your career pathway.

B.    Show your family members and friends the list and ask them whether you are actually good at the things you have listed.

Have your friends go through the list and give comments on how good you are at your interests, hobbies and talents. Your parents and trusted friends may give you a different perspective on what you are good at. This is valuable insight that will help you in your decision-making.

C.    Talk to your parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and older siblings who are knowledgeable 

"I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don't come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.? Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

“I met EduSpiral at their Change Your Life Education Fair in Ipoh. I don’t come from a rich family but I very much wanted to go to KL to study. EduSpiral recommended KBU to me and my parents. We found that KBU is excellent for design and the fees are very affordable as well.?
Eric Lau from ACS Ipoh taking the Diploma in Graphic Design at KBU International College

Your parents and older siblings may have good insights into your abilities and offer good suggestions. Ask them what talents they think you have and maybe what career options would be good for you.

Know yourself. Your SPM results is a guide of what you are good at. If you do well in Sejarah, BM and English, you can consider Marketing, Mass Comm, or Business. If you are good in Modern Maths, you can consider Business Admin, Finance or Accounting. For Add Maths & Physics, engineering, software engineering, IT, or programming.

So, choose according to what you are good at, not what you think you are good at. If you are still not sure, talk to your parents,

friends, school counselor or professionals in your field of interest to find out more.

Remember some relatives just simply share information that is not supported by facts or evidence. When asking for opinions, ask from people who are knowledgeable and experienced. Would you ask a doctor how to repair your car? If not, then do not simply listen to hearsay and gossip.

D.    Talk to your career guidance counsellor at school.

Your guidance counsellor or Guru Kaunselor from the Unit Bimbingan Kaunseling may have materials and tests that will guide you in choosing a career. Their advice may be useful in finding out the job prospects of a certain career.

E.    Talk to professionals in the field of interest.

Talk to professionals in the fields that you are interested in to find out what they do. Ask them what they do in their jobs, what they like about it, what are its future prospects, what type of talents are required for the work, and other relevant questions.

Visit their place of work if possible to gain a ‘feel’ for their type of work. Talking to the professionals will help you gain a wider perspective and insight into the type of work. They will be able share with you inside information on the work.

F.     Attend education fairs 

I met EduSpiral at the Education Fair and he helped me to filter all the information from the universities and choose the best university that fit me." Vincent Hoy, Scholarship student at Asia Pacific University

I met EduSpiral at the Education Fair and he helped me to filter all the information from the universities and choose the best university that fit me.”
Vincent Hoy, Scholarship student at Asia Pacific University

Go for education fairs and talk to the lecturers and counselors but do not register to quickly. Listen to their advise and take the information and then talk to your parents. Remember that the colleges and universities want your money for their “business” so they will want you to register quickly.

Take time to think carefully and do not be taken in by the sales gimmicks of getting a car or iPad or discount if you register on the spot.

Talk to the various counsellors at the booths to find out more information about the individual careers. Ask about tuition costs,

short description of the career, job prospects, facilities offered in the college, and others.

Check with them to see if the course is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), if you can apply for the PTPTN loan and how much you can apply for, how long is the course, etc.

G.    Use the Internet 

Google the Internet to find the information that you need. Use these resources available to you to find out more information about the careers that you are interested in.

2.     Evaluate the information.

I talked to EduSpiral on Facebook to find out which is the best place to study A-Levels to help me achieve my goals. I am glad I did. Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

I talked to EduSpiral on Facebook to find out which is the best place to study A-Levels to help me achieve my goals. I am glad I did.
Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

After you have gathered all the necessary information then you need to weigh your options.

Go through all the information and choose the careers that you would like to take up and take out those that you don’t like.

Make a pros and cons list for each career that you like. From the information evaluate the points carefully on its workability, your financial viability, future prospects, your interests and results.

You can make a ranking of the top choices down to the least favourable choices.

The entry requirements for the courses and the budget for your studies will also assist in making your decision.

Should you be interested in medicine but is not from the Science stream or have at least 5Bs in the SPM, then it is not possible to study medicine.

Or if you want to study medicine but do not have at least RM300,000 for the fees, then it is no point to choose this course unless you score very high and is able to get a scholarship to study in private or you take the STPM to enter into Public University.

3.     Make the decision

I went for the EduSpiral Education Fair and gained a lot of information. After the fair, EduSpiral even arranged to take me around for a campus tour, assisted me with application and accommodation as well. Nixonn Cheong, Engineering at UCSI University

I went for the EduSpiral Education Fair and gained a lot of information. After the fair, EduSpiral even arranged to take me around for a campus tour, assisted me with application and accommodation as well.
Nixonn Cheong, Engineering at UCSI University

After evaluating all the information that you have, now you are ready to make a decision. Decide on maybe four career choices. For example, you may want to put your first career choice as Medicine, second in Pharmacy, third in Food Science and fourth in Nutrition. When one does not work out because of grades, finances or interest then you have a back up choice.

Remember two things: It is okay to change career options during your time of study, however, you need to make informed and educated choices. Secondly, the career that you choose should meet your needs and fit your beliefs and character. You must be happy with the choice and one where it would fit your desired financial status.

  • List your strengths, what you are good at, your favourite subjects, the subjects that you do well in, etc.
  • List your weaknesses, what you are not good at, what you don’t like, the subjects that you suck at, etc.
  • List down your hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes, your personality, etc.
  • Discuss the list with your parents, teachers, counselors, or friends
  • Search the Internet for descriptions of careers and courses
  • Does the course you have chose interest you, how much is the starting salary? What does the work involve?

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

  

 

Diploma Course in Malaysia

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me. John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

EduSpiral analysed my personality and results, subsequently advised me on choosing the right course as well as the best university that fit me.
John Lai Wai Hong, Diploma in Mass Comm at KDU University College

With 3 credits, you can join most diploma courses. Nowadays, you can finish a diploma in 2 years, it used to be 2.5 years. Therefore, now you will complete a degree in 4 years after the diploma which is the same duration if you go for Foundation.

To join a diploma programme, you will need at least 3 credits in your SPM or 3 Bs in UEC. You must have a Pass in BM and Sejarah. The credits of the subjects will depend on what course you take. For example, Maths will be a required credit for IT and Engineering.

The Diploma pathway is a good choice if you do not have enough money, you can at least graduate with a diploma as it is cheaper and a shorter duration. After working a few years to save money, you can continue to complete your degree. If you find it difficult to study and yet would like a certificate, maybe you should study a diploma as takes less time to complete. A degree may be too difficult and is longer hence you may not have the motivation to finish it.

Diploma programmes in Malaysia tend to be more practical oriented while degree programmes are more theoretical. Foundation programmes are more academic. If you are sure of what you want to study, then you can go for the Diploma course. Students after SPM who are not sure what to study should go for the Foundation or Pre-University Programme. You have 1 year in the Foundation or Pre-U in Malaysia to really decide what to study for your degree.

You can apply for the PTPN Loan for the Diploma course while there is no PTPN loan for Foundation or Pre-University courses.

After the Diploma course, you can continue on to a degree and generally enter into the 2nd Year for another 2 years of study. If you enter engineering, it could be another 2 or 3 years depending on which course.

It depends on the exemptions from the particular institution. Generally you will enter into Year 2 of the similar programme at the same university but if you choose to transfer to another university, you may not get enough exemptions and may only enter into the Final semester of Year 1.

Pre-University or Foundation Programmes in Malaysia

After STPM, I wanted to join a top ranked university for business. I found EduSpiral on Facebook and he provided a lot of information to help me make the best choice. Shaun Chin, University of London Business programme at HELP Academy

After STPM, I wanted to join a top ranked university for business. I found EduSpiral on Facebook and he provided a lot of information to help me make the best choice.
Shaun Chin, University of London Business programme at HELP Academy

You will need at least 5 Relevant SPM credits to enter into a Pre-University programme or Foundation Course in Malaysia

It is important to find out what you would like to study after SPM instead of blindly following your friends or just assuming that some said that the A-Levels is good, and so you chose it without finding out more.

I don’t have anything against the A-Levels, but my humble opinion is that it is a great programme and is quite challenging. Students should choose the A-Level programme if they want to study Law, Medicine or Pharmacy.

Keep in mind that the A-Levels is quite challenging, is in English and takes up 1.5 years. If you do not make it, you may have wasted a lot of time. If you know what you would like to study, you should just take up the college’s Pre-U/Foundation programme or an internationally recognised Pre-U programme such as the SAM, CPU, AUSMAT, UNSW, etc. They generally take 8-12 months to complete, so you could save on time. Note that if you want to pursue Medicine, some of the Pre-U programmes are not accepted.

The Pre-U programmes in Malaysia vary in time and course content. Some emphasise on course work, others exam oriented so choose one that fits your character.

Many private higher educational institutions, have developed their own internal university foundation programmes. These courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the respective foreign partner universities and also accepted by many other overseas universities as an equivalent to pre-university qualification in their respective home countries.

Unlike the external qualifications which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects, the internal qualifications provide specialisation in precise areas of study such as the fields of business, computer & IT, and engineering, and hence, cater to the specific needs of different students.

Students who know what they want to study can just go for the Foundation at the university offering the degree of interest. It is cheaper, easier and a faster way to continue to completing the degree.

What about studying STPM?

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) is Malaysia’s version of the UK’s GCE A-Levels and is a Pre-University course

After STPM I was searching for the right university to accept my results to pursue my dream but couldn't find until EduSpiral helped me. Jia Loon, Biotechnology at UCSI University

After STPM I was searching for the right university to accept my results to pursue my dream but couldn’t find until EduSpiral helped me.
Jia Loon, Biotechnology at UCSI University

recognised for entry into public universities in Malaysia. The STPM is also accepted for entry into private universities in Malaysia and overseas universities.

The STPM is acknowledged as one of the toughest exams.

STPM is very tough and takes 2 years to finish. If you do not do well in STPM, you would have wasted the time which is also money. If you had graduated faster, you would have started work earlier and start earning money and gain experience valuable for your resume.

STPM will take about 2 years, more time than that if you calculate the time after your SPM until you enter into Public University. The time you take for STPM, you would have completed the diploma.

There were 58,355 students who took STPM in 2013 and in 2014 it dropped to 48,615 students. It is a drop of 16.69% (9,740 candidates)

48,615 candidates registered for the STPM examinations in 2014 but only 42,854 sat for it. Only 390 out of 48,615 STPM 2014 obtained a 4.0 CGPA. 57 candidates failed the exam.

The national CGPA was 2.62 but for non-bumis to get their courses of choice, you will need higher CGPA. Ten students scored 5As, and a total of 398 students scored 4As. To obtain scholarships from private universities or overseas, you need to score 4As or 5As, so based on this, you can calculate the chances of you scoring in the STPM and obtaining a scholarship.

27,342 (63.80%), passed in four subjects, 7,130 in three subjects, 3,563 in two subjects and 2,410 passed just one subject. Pass here includes D and E. You need at least 2 Cs to join a degree course in private universities.

The number of candidates achieving 4 Principals (C) in STPM 2014 is 60.14 per cent. You need at least 2 Principals to join a degree course in private universities.

Still not sure what to study after SPM?

I was getting older and confused about what to do with my life. I found EduSpiral online and they helped me to find my direction in life. Daniel Wan, Hospitality & Tourism at Reliance College

I was getting older and confused about what to do with my life. I found EduSpiral online and they helped me to find my direction in life.
Daniel Wan, Hospitality & Tourism at Reliance College

If you are not sure of what you want to study, then you can join the Pre-U or Foundation course. After that, you will continue on to the degree programme for another 3-4 years depending on the course. You do not have to choose what to study yet during foundation as it is general.

The only choice is either Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science. Note that if you take Foundation in Science, you can change to arts courses for your degree but if you take Foundation in Arts, you can’t change to science-based courses.

It is important to talk to the right people to give you proper advise.

Just like you won’t ask a Doctor how to repair your car or a mechanic about your health, you should ask someone who has the necessary experience with in depth knowledge of the hundreds of courses and universities out there.

The choice that you make now can change your life forever, so you should talk to the right people and make the right choices.

 

 

Helping Students in Malaysia to Choose the Best Course that Fits Them

Having worked in the private education industry for more than 15 years, I have counseled thousands of Malaysians

"My dream is to study engineering but I was from the arts stream. EduSpiral helped me to find the right university to fulfil my dream." Andrew Tan from Sitiawan

“My dream is to study engineering but I was from the arts stream. EduSpiral helped me to find the right university to fulfil my dream.”
Andrew Tan from Sitiawan

students in finding the right course that fits their personality, academic ability, budget and career choice so that they have a successful future.

I have worked in the private education industry in marketing and communications therefore I have garnered knowledge and experience about the many courses and private colleges out there. Having conducted market research, this helps in being able to identify the right college that would fit the student. My work experience includes Monash University, UCSI University, SEGi and a few other education institutions.

Why am I telling you this? Well, it is important that when you ask for help, you ask the right people. You won’t ask a Doctor on how to repair your car right? Therefore, in making this life changing decision, it is important to ask experienced and knowledgeable people who are interested in your future.

I enjoy helping students find their right place at the college of choice.  I love helping students and their families navigate the college and career search process. With thousands of career options and about 500 private colleges & universities out there, it can be a confusing and stressful process.

There are so many different steps involved in applying to college, and I hope to provide clear direction and simplify the process.

EduSpiral gets to know who you are so we can advise you how to choose the best course that fits you

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the  right courses

EduSpiral has more than 10 years of experience in counseling students on choosing the right courses

  • We review the student’s high school profile, all high school transcripts, projected courses, extracurricular activities, awards, hobbies, interests and outstanding talents.
  • Then we discuss the factors that are most important to the student in identifying appropriate colleges & universities that would fit you
  • We assist to develop priorities for college selection, including courses of study, location, size, extracurricular opportunities, and many other factors
  • Ensure that the student’s interests and achievements are carefully matched with appropriate colleges and universities in Malaysia

 

 

Grading Systems for SPM, UEC, O-Levels, STPM and A-Levels

SPM UEC O-Levels STPM A-Levels
A+ A1 A A A
A A2 B A- B
A- B3 C B+ C
B+ B4 D B D
B B5 E B- E
C+ B6 U – Ungraded C+ F
C C7 C
D C8 C-
E D+
G D

What to Study After SPM?

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel.
Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university. There are many Pre-University or Diploma programmes that you can go for after SPM so it can be confusing for you to choose the right one.

Choosing the right university can be confusing and depends on a lot of factors like your budget, results, passion, skills and career goals.

Students interested on how to choose the best universities in Malaysia for the particular courses like the ones below can contact me for more information:

Engineering and Built Environment

Computing and IT

Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

Business Courses in Malaysia

Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Design Courses in Malaysia

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get. These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

  

 

Undergraduate Focus: Pre-U – Revitalised exam system (The new STPM format)


The article below is taken from NST yesterday.

THE Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia has been around for 30 years. In that time, depending on who you ask, it has been a blessing, a nuisance, or the torment of thousands of Malaysian students.

But no matter which, there is no doubt that the STPM, known as Form 6, is one of the toughest and most prestigious pre-university exams a hopeful young person can take. The STPM is recognised by international universities, especially within the Commonwealth, and even in the US, and is considered by many to be equivalent to GCE A-Levels.

Besides advancing the curriculum with the times, not much has changed with the STPM, until now. Just this year, the STPM examination policy was changed from the accustomed terminal system (a final exam at the end of the year) to a new modular examination system — exams at the end of every semester.

The new system: Starting this year, students will sit for a centralised assessment and a school-based assessment. Students already in Upper Sixth will continue with the old examination system, the last group to do so. Students currently in Lower Sixth will be the first to undertake the new system.

The centralised assessment, which will be administered at the end of each term, consists of written examinations comprising essays, and both structured and multiple-choice questions. The school-based assessment is coursework consisting of project work, field work and practical work. The coursework will be conducted either over three terms or in a specific term, depending on the subject.

A special feature of this system is that students will be allowed to retake the first, second and third term written examinations if their performance is not satisfactory the first time around. The best result obtained will be the one taken
into account, and the overall STPM results will be based on the best combined results of the three terms.

Looking to the future: The examination system was changed from the single high-stakes pen-and-paper examination system in line with the Economic Transformation Programme’s objective of moulding

a more all-rounded graduate.

The less examination-oriented approach means that the teaching and learning pedagogy caters to a range of learning approaches. It endeavours to prepare students for their further education and work life, and to encourage higher-order thinking skills, problem-solving skills, independence, team work and maturity.

Form Six teachers have been briefed on the new modular system; another expected result of the new system is that it will empower teachers, enabling them greater creativity and innovation in teaching.

Long time coming: The new system took about six years to develop and implement. The Ministry of Higher Education together with the Malaysian Examinations Council (MEC) studied various syllabi of different examination bodies – University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, International Baccalaureate Organisation, Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia, and Singapore Examination and Assessment Board to name a few — and used what they learned to formulate a system that works in the Malaysian context.

Prestigious qualification: While the new system makes the STPM more manageable for students — the fact that students can re-sit modules will increase the passing rate — the standards and quality of the STPM will be maintained.

While the system certainly needed an overhaul, it was vital that its quality and international recognition not be compromised. To ensure these standards continue to be met, a representative of Cambridge Assessment sits as advisor to the Standards Setting and Certification Committee to provide advice and opinion on the analysis of the results of each STPM paper before a collective decision is made.

Only time will tell how much more
effective these examinations are as the first step to creating a thinking, innovative, whole
person. Meanwhile, continuous improvements will be carried out, and the system will be closely monitored by the MOHE and the MEC to ensure it runs without a hitch.

Quick facts

The new examination system combines two assessments:

School-based assessment with a weighting of 20-40 per cent of the final score

Centralised examination with a weighing of 60-80 per cent of the final score

The new grading system is similar to that of old sytem. Scores for each term will be aggregated to determine the overall subject
grade. There is no prerequisite minimum pass grade in each term.

Students are allowed to retake first and second term exams at the end of the third term if they are unsatisfied with their results.

The standards and recognition of the new STPM examination system is similar to the old system.

Fees

Basic fee                         RM120

Fee per subject              RM90

Re-sit                               RM50

For more information about the new STPM examination system,  visit http://www.mpm.com.my

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral gets to know our students personally in order to be able to advise on which course & university is the best such as these 2 students after a visit of Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get. These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

  

 

New STPM Modular Format


The STPM will be going modular with the first batch of students going in this year in May 2012. For those who missed the article on the new format in Star Newspaper on April 1, 2012, I have copied below for you. I have also added some other details on STPM as well.

Mixed feelings over new STPM format

By AMINUDDIN MOHSIN
educate@thestar.com.my

Students have differing views about the recent changes to the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) format. Some find it appealing while others think otherwise. What was once very much like the A-Levels, a course based around an externally assessed final examination, the STPM is now more akin to pre-university programmes such as the South Australian Matriculation (SAM).

The STPM’s new assessment system revolves around continuous school-based assessments and centralised examinations which can be re-taken to improve grades.

Even though the ratio between school-based assessments and examinations is between 20 to 40% and 60 to 80% unlike SAM’s 70% college-based assessments and 30% external examinations, it is still seen as a welcome change by many students and teachers.

“As someone who is thinking about sitting for the STPM, this is good news for me. At least now I won’t be ‘pigeon-holed’ into studying for one huge exam.

“Instead of cramming whole text books into my head for final exams, I will be able to focus and score on the tests spread across the one and a half years,” said Neda Nejim Al-Asedi, 16, from SMK Assunta on Stuff@school’s Facebook page.

She added that the changes were a great move that would help reduce and spread out the stress levels of STPM students a little bit.

Another student who thinks the changes to the STPM are for the better is Tan Hui Jin, 19, from SMK Taman Connaught who said she never considered Form Six as a pre-university option.

“I never thought about it, but the new format is definitely better for the students, as it is no longer entirely exam oriented.

“The assignments and projects under the school-based assessments will help them develop much needed soft skills through presentations and group discussions,” she said explaining that students need to be all rounders and well balanced.

Hui Jin elaborated that the new format will help students with their communication and interpersonal skills which are essential in the working world.

“What is the point of acquiring deep knowledge in any field if you can’t communicate, express and apply what you learn?” she added.

But to many students, the new format is untested and there are already many longstanding reasons why they are not keen on taking the exam. “New format, new challenges, sounds tempting to me. Seems a whole lot easier than the previous format. However, I’m not jumping on the bandwagon just yet.

“I want to see the learning outcomes of this new format. If it produces better students and results, perhaps I’ll take up STPM,” posted Syasya Aqilah Abu Bakar, 16, from SMK (P) Methodist Ipoh who has a year to go before deciding whether or not the STPM is for her.

SMJK (C) Yu Hua student Darren Koh, 16, said in his post that he finds the STPM changes really convincing, but he would like some solid evidence first before he decides to take it up.

“Lets see the results of the STPM with the new format, hopefully it will be better. Lenient assessments equals less stress which means healthier students,” he said adding that the changes to the STPM did make it more appealing.

Darren continued in his post that he would definitely consider it as an option after he is done with his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

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For SMK (P) Sri Aman student B. Jeetha, who cried tears of joy after scoring 10 straight A’s in her SPM, the STPM is a risky option she is not willing to take.

“I’m afraid I can’t cope with it, even with the changes. I want to take up accountancy and if I take the STPM I will have to enter the Arts stream.

“I am a Science stream student and I would be treading on unfamiliar ground if I go into the Arts stream just to pursue accountancy,” she said.

She described that it would be easier to pursue a diploma or other accountancy courses than to sit for all the STPM papers. “Plus the time it takes to finish programmes or courses other than the STPM tend to be faster, which is much more convenient for me,” she explained.

B. Jeetha added that she is currently busy looking for a scholarship to further her studies as her mother is a single parent.

Catherine Yee, also a Sri Aman alumni, now a Sunway University A-levels student said she would not consider taking the STPM even after the changes because she believes the syllabus would still be as hard as it used to be.

“I think even with the change in assessment systems and structure, the syllabus will still be harder than most other pre-university courses out there.

“Unless they change the syllabus itself, I believe it is still harder than the A-levels,” she said.

After celebrating her straight A’s success in the SPM, Siti Diyana also disclosed the fact that she did not want to pursue the STPM, but for simpler reasons.

“I don’t want to go back to school. I don’t want to put on a uniform anymore, I think I’m quite done with that,” she quipped.

She added that she did not think the STPM is too much to handle and with the new format it would definitely relieve the burden of students.

Naysayers and skeptics aside, STPM students who sat or are sitting for the old the exam in its old format think the changes are a boon. Shakthswary Raja, 19, from SMK Cochrane explains.

“I’m jealous of my juniors who will be sitting for the new STPM. My teacher gave me a glimpse of what it’s like, and I love it.

“It lightens the burden of the student and spreads it out across the STPM’s study duration. This in turn reduces the amount stress students go through,” she said.

Perhaps the most colourful comment on the Stuff@school’s facebook STPM thread comes from Celine Wu.

The 17-year-old from SMJK (C) P.Pinang who like Syasya Aqilah, found STPM to be a tempting option with the new format, said that she also had her doubts.

“I get the feeling that the first batch of STPM students using the new format will be viewed as an experimental batch to see if the format works.

“So even if I do decide to take the STPM, it will be in the second batch of students after the quality of the certificate under the new format has been confirmed,” she said.

STPM

STPM uses a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system. There are 11 grades, which are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ and D, with F as the failing grade. The grade points for each of these grades are between 4.0 and 1.0, A being 4.0 and D- being 1.0. The F grade gives a grade point of 0.

Grade Grade Points
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
F 0.00

In order to pass a paper, candidate must at least score a C (2.00) or above. Having a grade between D to C- is a principal pass (lulus separa). But certain private institutes, UTAR for instance, refers to principal pass as C.

Each paper’s grade appears on the result slip and the certificate. The subject’s grade and grade point is determined by the weighted average results of all papers in that subject, where all papers must be passed, otherwise the grade and grade point would be, respectively, F and 0. The cumulative grade point average is the average of the top four subjects taken and usually rounded up to 2 decimal points. Therefore, if a student scores A in four subjects and fail in the fifth, his CGPA would be 4.0.

The actual range of scores within each grade is undisclosed and changes annually, depending on the performance of the candidates. Usually, the range of marks of science subjects is higher than non-science subjects.

Cumulative and subject GPA at 2.0 and above is considered a pass with credit or principal pass. GPA below 2.0 is considered a sub-fail, and a 0 is considered a fail. Admissions to local public universities requires at least a CGPA of 2.0 and above, though private universities, university colleges and colleges generally may accept student with CGPA less than 2.0.

To enter into local private colleges or universities for most courses, students need at least 2 Principal Passes or 2Cs. It does not include the Pengajian Am paper.

STPM candidates sit for no more than five subjects, all within the same examination season. All Science- and Mathematics-related subjects (Mathematics S, Mathematics T, Further Mathematics T, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) are offered bilingually in English and Malay. All other exams, other than languages, are still offered only in Malay and are likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

STPM is an open-list examination; that means any combination of subjects may be taken. However, to be considered for Malaysian public university admission, students must take Pengajian Am (General Studies) and at least three other subjects. Most, if not all, schools and colleges offering STPM, however, do stream their students into science and arts (humanities).

A list of all subjects available for STPM students are:

  • Pengajian Am (General Studies)
  • Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language)
  • Bahasa Cina (Chinese Language)
  • Bahasa Tamil (Tamil Language)
  • Bahasa Arab (Arabic Language)
  • Literature in English
  • Kesusasteraan Melayu (Malay Literature)
  • Syariah (Islamic Law)
  • Usuluddin (Usuluddin)
  • Sejarah (History)
  • Geografi (Geography)
  • Ekonomi (Economics)
  • Pengajian Perniagaan (Business Studies)
  • Perakaunan (Accounting)
  • Mathematics S (may not be taken with Mathematics T)
  • Mathematics T (may not be taken with Mathematics S)
  • Further Mathematics T (may only be taken with Mathematics T)
  • Computing (may only be taken at certain schools)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Sains Sukan (Sports Science)
  • Seni Visual (Visual Art)

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What is the Pre- University Course in Malaysia?


Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia

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What does Pre-U mean?
“Pre” means before, therefore, “Pre-University” means the course that you take before entering into a university programme.

Most students will enter into the Pre-U after completing SPM or UEC (although some countries accept the UEC equivalent to a Pre-U). With 5Bs in UEC, you can enter into most degree programmes.

There are many different Pre-University programmes available in Malaysia. I will list some of the most popular ones.

SPM (5 credits) – Pre-University (1-1.5 years) – Degree (3-4 years)

UEC (4Bs) – Pre-University (1-1.5 years) – Degree (3-4 years)

Duration

The Pre-U vary from programme to programme and takes about 8 months to 24 months to complete.

Entry Requirements for all Pre-U: SPM or ‘O’ Level or equivalent – 5 credits including English and Mathematics/Science.

Subjects
The number of subjects vary from 3 to 12.When choosing the subjects, it is important to take those that would be relevant to the

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intended degree course. For example, if you take up Arts subjects, you will not be able to continue into a Biotech degree course.

NOTE: Required subjects: It is a requirement by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher

Education that All Malaysian students must pass a module each in Malaysia Studies, Moral Studies (non-Muslims) / Islamic Studies (Muslims) and Bahasa Kebangsaan (exempted if a credit in BM has been obtained at SPM level).

Acceptance & Recognition
For those intending to pursue medicine, it is important to find out if the particular Pre-U programme is accepted by the medical schools. If it is, you also need to find out what the entry requirements are to enter into the medical school with the Pre-U results.

 

 

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1. STPM – This one do not need much explanation. It is the cheapest “Pre-U

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programme” and usually taken by students interested in entering into the Public Universities. It takes about 1.5 years to complete. It is quite tough.

2. AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12
The Australian Year 12 is known by different names such as AUSMAT according to the states that offer it in Australia. It takes about 12 months to complete the programme beginning January until November. The results are released in December so that students can apply into the Australian universities for the February intake.

STATE / TERRITORY SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
-Australian Capital Territory (ACT) ACT Year 12 Certificate

New South Wales (NSW) Higher School Certificate (HSC)
-Northern Territory (NT) Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
-Queensland (QLD) Senior Certificate
-South Australia (SA) South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
-Tasmania (TAS) Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
-Victoria (VIC) Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
-Western Australia (WA) WA Certificate of Education (WACE)

South Australian Matriculation (SAM)

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The South Australian Matriculation, or SAM, is an internationally-recognised

Australian pre-university matriculation programme which is set and administered by the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA). This is a statutory authority of the South Australian Government with the sole legislative responsibility for the curriculum and assessment of senior secondary education in that state. SAM has been offered to students outside of Australia since 1984 and is accepted by many renowned universities in Australia, the UK, the USA, New Zealand and India into their undergraduate programmes.

SAM has a unique assessment pattern, in which 50% of the final mark is derived from the final examination while the other remaining 50% is internally-awarded through continuous assessment of coursework and tests, thereby assessing the

student’s overall performance. The curriculum consists of five subjects and students must take up English as a Second Language Studies or English Studies. Students can also repeat subjects without a penalty. Students will be awarded the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The minimum qualification for admission into the SAM programme is the ‘O’ Levels or equivalent qualifications, with at least 5 credits totaling not more than 30 points, including credits in English and Mathematics / Science.

Western Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
The Western Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is the final year (Year 12) of the secondary school programme offered by the government of Western Australia to

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enable entry into year one Bachelor’s degree programmes of most universities around the world, such as Australia, the UK, New Zealand, the US, Canada, and private universities in Malaysia.

The AUSMAT is an internationally-recognised pre-university programme administered by the Curriculum Council of Western Australia on behalf of the Western Australian government. Students are graded based on their performance throughout the year, i.e. 50% course and project work and 50% final examination.

This arrangement not only helps to remove pressure of the single year-end assessment, but also provides opportunities for the usage of a variety of assessment techniques in determining students’ standards of achievement.

The entry requirement into AUSMAT is SPM, ‘O’ Levels or other equivalent

qualifications, with a minimum of 5 credits in subjects of Science and Mathematics.

The student intakes are in January and March. The course duration is between 8 to 10 months and students are required to take up five subjects including either English or ESL.

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4. UNITED KINGDOM A LEVELS
The GCE A-Levels courses are examined by an external approved examination boards as bellow:-

• Associated Examining Board (AEB)
• University of Cambridge
• University of Oxford
• University of London

Duration. There are FIVE grades at A-Levels: A, B, C, D, and E.

The A-Levels is quite popular however it is quite tough and not for those who do not have the discipline or motivation to complete it. It is recommended for those intending to pursue medicine, law or pharmacy to take up this programme.

GCE A-Levels by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
After SPM, students have a choice to continue with the GCE A-Levels programme (UK’s post-16 qualifications) offered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which is part of the Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate

(UCLES).

Many private colleges in Malaysia prepare students to sit for this examination which is a popular option among Malaysians as well as international students. It is internationally-recognised for admission into universities worldwide including professional courses.

The A-level syllabuses are divided into Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Two (A2) levels, each contributing 50% towards the final A-Level grade. AS Level is the first half of the course and forms the foundation of A-Level. A2 Level is the second part of the syllabus and covers more difficult topics.

There are normally between 2 to 4 A-level subjects and General Paper or English is compulsory. The duration of study is usually 15 to 18 months (3 semesters).

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Both the ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ levels are flexible and students have the freedom to select the subjects that they are interested in, either to study a broad variety of subjects or to specialise in a particular area.

For assessment purposes, students can choose any one of the following options:

Take all papers of the ‘A’ levels in one sitting, usually at the end of the second year of study, or

Take the ‘staged’ assessment route, that is, to take the ‘AS’ level in one examination session and the final part of the assessment ‘A2’ level at a subsequent session, or

Take the ‘AS’ level only, either at the end of a one-year or two-year course.

Assessment
It is 100% external examination-based. Both the ‘A2’ and ‘AS’ level examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November, with some subjects only

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available in June or November. Results are issued in August and February respectively.

GCE ‘A’ Level by the London Examinations Board
International Students can also take up the A-Levels programmes conducted by the prestigious London Examinations and delivered by the Edexcel International. The London Examinations GCE Advanced Levels are exactly the same as the examination in the UK. International Students sit for the same examination papers as students in the UK and candidates are awarded certificates of the same standard regardless of where they are in the world.

The London GCE A-Levels is accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) of the United Kingdom. The qualifications consist of two sets of three units; Advanced Subsidiary (AS) units, generally studied in year one, and A2

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Well known for health sciences & engineering courses, UCSI University has achieved Tier 4 or Very Good Rating in the SETARA 2011. UCSI’s A-Levels students are given first choice to enter into their Pharmacy & Medical programmes

units, studied in year two.

Both Science and Arts subjects are available for students who have just completed their SPM or ‘O’ Levels examinations (or their equivalent).

The programme is flexible and may be completed in 18 months (3 semesters). Students may take the examination in stages or in one final sitting.

Most subjects comprise 6 modular units. Students are also allowed to re-sit a unit for an unlimited number of times and only the better grade will be counted. There are two examinations conducted per year (in January and June). Most combinations of at least 3 subjects are acceptable as entry qualifications to many universities in the world into their undergraduate programmes.

5. CANADIAN PRE UNIVERSITY (CPU)
The Canadian Pre-University (CPU) is a program provides students with the entry

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Top KDU students – Yvonne Ng Ee Lyn, a JPA sponsored student & Song Cai Li, a PETRONAS sponsored student, winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, being the Top in the World for Mathematics (A-Level)

requirements into University Levels courses.

Upon successful of the Canadian Pre University program, students receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma which is accepted for university admission worldwide. Note that some universities do not accept the Canadian Pre-U especially into Medicine or Pharmacy.

The Canadian Pre-University program is a one year course that follows a semester system with two semesters each year. Each semester is approximately 20 weeks in length. The CPU is based on the Ontario Secondary School system where continuous assessment is done throughout the course.

CIMP is a one-year (1) course based on an Ontario Curriculum and students take a total of six subjects which include one English subject, that is, either ENG4E or ENG4U. Assessment comprises 70% coursework and 30% final examinations. Intake is three times a year i.e. January, March and July.

6. Private University internal Foundation programme

Many private higher educational institutions, have developed their own internal

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Asia Pacific University (APU) achieves excellence in the SETARA 2011 Ratings with a Tier 5 ranking

university foundation programmes. These courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the respective foreign partner universities and also accepted by many other overseas universities as an equivalent to pre-university qualification in their respective home countries.

Unlike the external qualifications which focus on more general Science and Art-based subjects, the internal qualifications provide specialisation in precise areas of study such as the fields of business, computer & IT, and engineering, and hence, cater to the specific needs of different students.

Students who know what they want to study can just go for the Foundation at the university offering the degree of interest. It is cheaper, easier and a faster way to continue to completing the degree.

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These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

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