Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM)  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.

The changes are a great move that would helps reduce and spread out the stress levels of STPM students a little bit.

Other than that, the new format will help students with their communication and interpersonal skills which are essential in the working world.

Despite mixed reviews, only time can tell whether this new format is a blessing or a curse for the STPM students of Malaysia.

Source: The Star Online