In Malaysia our education systems is base on English education systems. The education started from kindergarten until high level education. The first education level is kindergarten to enter children must be on the age 4 to 6 years old. After attending kindergarten this children will be going to primary school. They will attend primary school until they reach 12 years old.
Primary school started from year 1 to year 6. Year 1 is when they reach 7 years old and year 6 is when they reach 12 years old. When they in year 6 they will be going through a civil exam call “UPSR”. Ujian Penilaian sekolah rendah(UPSR) or in English we could say primary school assessment test. After sitting this test then they will advance to Middle school.
This middle school can separate into two part which is the first part is lover middle school age 13 to 15 (form 1 to form 3) and the other part is upper middle school age 16 to 17 (form 4 to form 5). In the end off form 3 they will sit on exam call PMR (Penilaian Menengah Rendah) or in English we call lover middle school assessment before they can further their study to upper middle school. In the end of middle school they will sit on the most crucial exam before they can further their study to University or College. This Exam call SPM (Sijil Peperiksan Malaysia) or in english we call it Malaysian Exam Certificate. if they do well in this exam they will advance to high level education such as university or college. If they don’t do well on the exam there is still a chance to further their study. They can enter Lover 6 and after that Upper 6. In the end of upper six they will sit on a exam once again call STPM(Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia) or in english we call Malaysia High Certificate Exam. This STPM is almost the same standard as Diploma. If they have a good result they can further their studies to take bachelor from University.
From “SPM” if they want to take bachelor from University the have two different ways. One is to take the diploma from any college or the second ways is to study in matriculation first. Matriculation is la pre-university. they have to be and attend course for two year but not like go to college because college have to finish 3 years of study before can enter bachelor course. But there is Pro an Con when u take matriculation if u fail u cannot retake the matriculation u have to go to college if u want to further your study. Although College is longer from matriculation but it is safer than matriculation. Matriculation doesn’t have any certificate if u pass the exam they just receive a slip that show that they pass matriculation and can further their study. This slip cannot be use to find a job it is useless if they don’t finish their bachelor. But if they go to college they will receive a Diploma then can be use to find job if they don’t want to further their study. That is a little bit of information about education in Malaysia.