The post entitled Co-curricular Activity Participation Explained that I wrote last year with some additional details provided by BooNBoX was very helpful to most SPM and STPM students. As time passes, the information on that post might no longer relevant and hence I figure it is time to write an up-to-date post on the same topic -- Assessment of Co-curricular Activity Participation.
It is February and the co-curricular activities in most if not all secondary schools in Malaysia have started. I believe that new committee members for 2007 have been elected to lead and to run their respective clubs and organizations. In my school, we have even finished our annual cross-country (larian desa) and sports day (hari sukan) one week before Chinese New Year. By the way, I hope that I am not too late to wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!
How 10% is Calculated from Co-curriculum?
You might have already known that co-curricular activity participation contributes 10 percent in the BPKP/UPU (Bahagian Pengurusan Kemasukan Pelajaran, BPKP which was formerly known as Unit Pusat Universiti, UPU) selection system for enrolment into local public universities while the remaining 90 percent is based on your SPM or STPM results (academics). The 10 percent is calculated by adding the marks from the top two categories with the highest marks out of four categories which are club or society (kelab atau persatuan), sport (sukan dan permainan), uniform body (badan beruniform) and national service (khidmat negara) and then divide the total marks by 2. The marks allocated for each category is 100% -- attendance 50%, position 10%, participation 20% and achievement 20%. We will get the total marks (maximum 200%) by adding the marks from two categories with the highest marks and then divide it by 2 to get a total maximum of 100%. Next, bonus marks are added if any. Then the marks are to be scaled to 10% by dividing by 10.
For example, Shakira got 58% for club or society, 88% for sport and 74% for uniform body. She was not selected to undergo national service hence two categories with the highest marks were chosen from three categories instead of four in the calculation. The marks for sport and uniform body are added up (88 + 74 = 162) and then divided by 2 (162 / 2 = 81). She got 10 bonus marks for being the head prefect (81 + 10 = 91). The marks are then divided by 10 (91 / 10 = 9.1). So, Shakira got 9.1% per 10% for her co-curricular activity.
Attendance (Kehadiran) -- 50%
The minimum attendance for a uniform body is 18 while 12 for club or society and sports. So, if you are the president of your society or club or sport, please make sure that you will organize at least 12 meetings and activities throughout the year.
Total attendance of a member: a
Total meetings and activities held: b
Total approved absence (sick leave, representation of school etc): c
Attendance = [a / (b - c)] X 50
Please take note that you will not lose marks in attendance if your absence is approved.
Position (Jawatan disandang) -- 10%
President – 10%
Vice President / Assistant President – 8%
Secretary / Treasurer – 7%
Assistant Secretary / Assistant Treasurer – 6%
Committee Member – 5%
Active Member – 3%
Ordinary Member – 1%
The marking scheme above applies to club or society and sports only whereas uniform body uses a different marking scheme for position. Please refer to page 6 of Panduan Penilaian Aktiviti Kokurikulum Sekolah Menengah to learn the marking scheme for uniform body.
Participation (Penglibatan) -- 20%
Only the highest level of participation is to be used in calculation.
International Level – 20%
National Level – 17%
State Level – 14%
Zone Level / District Level – 11%
School Level – 8%
Achievement (Pencapaian) -- 20%
Only the highest level of achievement achieved is to be used in calculation.
Level – First / Second / Third Prize
International Level – 20% / 19% / 18%
National Level – 17% / 16% / 15%
State Level – 14% / 13%/ 12%
Zone Level / District Level – 11% / 10% / 9%
School Level – 8% / 7% / 6%
Bonus Marks (Markah Bonus) -- 10
Bonus marks are to be added to the average marks of the top two categories with the highest marks as shown in the example above.
Head Prefect – 10
Assistant Prefect – 8
Head / President Librarian / Hostel / Quartermasters – 7
Assistant Librarian / Hostel / Quartermasters – 6
Main Committee Member (Secretary, Treasurer, Bureau Chief) of Librarian / Hostel / PROSTAR / School Cooperation – 5
Committee Member of Librarian / Hostel / PROSTAR / School Cooperation – 4
Class Monitor / Form Monitor / Dormitory Chief / PROSTAR – 3
Assistant Class Monitor / Quartermasters Member - 2
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Are participation and achievement in school sports day considered as sport?
A: Yes, participation and achievement in school sports day are to be given marks under the sport category.
Q: What if the number of meetings and activities held is more than the minimum number of meetings and activities specified by Ministry of Education?
A: Student will be given full marks (50%) for attendance if he attends more than 12 meetings and activities for club or society and sport or 18 for uniform body.
Q: How the co-curriculum for 2006 is assessed for enrolment into local public universities in 2007?
A: Co-curriculum in at least two previous years (in this case, 2005 and 2006) is assessed.
More questions and answers on co-curricular activity participation can be found in Soalan-soalan lazim (FAQ) 10 % Markah Kokurikulum Kemasukan Ke IPTA.
Reference and Source
- Panduan Penilaian Aktiviti Kokurikulum Sekolah Menengah [PDF Version]
- Soalan-soalan lazim (FAQ) 10 % Markah Kokurikulum Kemasukan Ke IPTA [PDF Version]
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