The National Curriculum

Here at Abedeen Academy, Private and International Schools, we offer the national syllabus to the students. We prepare them for the major examinations in Malaysia such as UPSR, PT3 and SPM.

SPM, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia in full or the Malaysian Certificate of Education, is a national examination taken by all students from the Malaysian public secondary schools in their final year. It is set and assessed by the Malaysia Examinations Syndicate (Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia).

Equivalent to the British GCSE, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia acts as the license for Malaysian students to further their studies into pre-university levels. Typically, SPM in Malaysia is sat by students of the age 17, also known as Form 5, in Malaysian public secondary school.

This public examination normally lasts for a month, from November to December every year and is carried out altogether at the same time across all public secondary schools across the entire nation.

Students are required to take a minimum of 7 subjects for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia but some streams would request students to take up additional subjects; generally 9 subjects in total. Subjects from different streams are allowed to be taken by students, with 12 subjects as the maximum. If students wish to take more than 12 subjects in SPM, they need to pay for the extra subjects and the number of subjects cannot exceed 21.

Compulsory Subjects Electives (Science & Mathematics) Electives (Social Science) Electives (others)
Bahasa Melayu Additional Mathematics Geography Mandarin Language
English Physics Entrepreneurship Education Tamil Language
Islamic Studies/ Moral Education Chemistry Trading English for Science and Technology
History Biology Accounting Principles
Mathematics Information and Communication Technology Basic Economy
Science* and more... and more... and more...
* Compulsory for Commerce, Literature and Arts streams students only.

The National Curriculum