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Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong announced in April that from year 2012 onwards, new modular system will replace the existing terminal system for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). He also announced that there will be no change made to the STPM syllabus.
The current STPM system, known as the terminal system which is similar to PMR and SPM, assesses STPM candidates in one major STPM examination at the final of the one and a half year of Form Six studies. The new modular system, which is similar to Malaysian Matriculation (Matrikulasi), will test sixth-formers continuously over three semesters.
Finally, after 29 years of terminal system since STPM inception in 1982, STPM is set to undergo a massive facelift next year. In fact, the government has announced the change to happen in STPM 2011 back in 2009. Now, it has been confirmed that the new system will be implemented from STPM 2012 onwards.
As a former STPM student, I welcome the change whole-heartedly. This is because it will lessen the burden of STPM students and better prepare them for tertiary education which is using the modular or semester system. The assessment weightage of the new modular or semester-based system is based on 20% coursework and 80% continuous assessment.
It is also confirmed in the news report that the content of MUET and STPM syllabus (sukatan pelajaran STPM dan MUET) will remain no change. Previously, student who wish to get the STPM syllabus will need to pay to order it from Malaysian Examinations Council (Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia). The good news is the MUET and STPM exam calendar and syllabus are available online for download free of charge.
Another related announcement by Malaysian Examinations Council was starting next year, MUET will be held three times per year, in March, July and November. The test fees will also increase to RM100 from current RM60.
Download MUET and STPM syllabus (sukatan pelajaran STPM dan MUET) now!
- MUET Syllabus
- STPM Syllabus:
900 Pengajian Am
910 Bahasa Malaysia
911 Bahasa Cina
912 Bahasa Tamil
913 Bahasa Arab
920 Literature In English
922 Kesusasteraan Melayu
946 Pengajian Perniagaan
950 Mathematics S
954 Mathematics T
956 Further Mathematics T
966 Sains Sukan
970 Seni Visual