OTHER TYPES OF CURRICULUMS IN MALAYSIA
OGRACE YAP AND ESSENTIAL EDUCATION
Private and international schools in Malaysia offer a comprehensive list of curriculums from the popular British and IB programmes to Australian, Canadian and French systems of study.
ne of the biggest advantages of Malaysia’s private and international school scene is the availability of a wide range of curriculums.While most parents opt for the English National Curriculum or the International Baccalaureate programme, there are alternatives covering systems of study from around the world.
The Australian curriculum covers 13 years of school from the age of six to 18 and concludes with the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) inYear 12.The primary years syllabus includes diverse subjects from maths and literacy to civics and citizenship. Although academics are important, this is a curriculum that is designed to also prepare students to contribute to society and be active and informed citizens.
The curriculum until Year 10 (age 16) revolves around eight learning areas – English, maths, science, humanities and social sciences, arts, technology, languages, and health and PE.These in turn cover seven general capabilities including literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, intercultural understanding and social skills.The SSCE is based on class-based assignments, exams and projects (50%) and the rest on exams.This curriculum teaches according to student needs and regular assessments are carried out to keep progress in check.