Are you sitting for SPM this year?
by StudyMalaysia.com on October 9, 2014 | Top Stories
Are you sitting for SPM this year? To help students and parents plan and decide on a pre-university programme for next year, here's a quick look at the intake and examination dates of some programmes offered in Malaysia.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that this year's Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) result will be announced two weeks earlier, on 3 March, 2015.
In addition, the latest from MOE states that students can use forecast results to enrol at private tertiary institutions as early as January 2015. However, these students will only be able to formally register for their courses when the SPM results are released in March.
To help students and parents plan and decide on a pre-university programme, here's a table that shows the intake and examination dates of some pre-university programmes offered in Malaysia.
|Name of pre-university programme||Qualification awarded by||Intake(s)||Duration||Examination||Examples of providers|
|Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT)||Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), Government of Western Australia||first week of November for all intakes|
|Cambridge GCE A-Level Programme||Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK||1.5 years|
|South Australian Matriculation (SAM)||South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), Board of South Australia||November|
|New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC)||Higher School Certificate issued by the Board of Studies, New South Wales||January||11 months||October / November||INTI International University|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||IB Board||July||24 months||Taylor's College|
|APU's Foundation Programme||Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation||12 months (3 semesters)||Continuous assessment and exam at the end of each semester||Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation|
|Nottingham's Foundation in Science||The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus|
3 semesters or 2 semesters (15 weeks per semester)
|at the end of each semester||The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus|
|HELP's Foundation in Science||HELP University||3 semesters (14 weeks per semester)||Coursework and assignments 50%;final examinations 50%||HELP University|
|Monash University Foundation Year Programme (MUFY)||Monash University||9-10 months||June & November||Sunway College|
Note: The intakes listed are possible intake dates from the listed PHEIs. Please check for intakes at the PHEI you are interested in as some may offer fewer intakes in a given year.