Primary education in Malaysia begins at age seven and lasts for six years.
Before progressing to secondary education, Year 6 pupils sit for the Primary School Achievement Test. All schools admit students regardless of racial and language background. Malay and English are compulsory subjects in all schools. All schools use the same syllabus.
Secondary education lasts for five years. Co-curricular activities are compulsory at the secondary level, where all students must participate in at least 2 activities.
After the SPM, students from public secondary school would have a choice of either studying Form 6 or the matriculation (pre-university). If they are accepted to continue studying in Form 6, they will also take the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (which is usually abbreviated as STPM) or Malaysian Higher School Certificate examination (its British equivalent is the General Certificate of Education 'A' Levels examination or internationally, the Higher School Certificate).
STPM is regulated by the Malaysian Examinations Council. Form 6 consists of two years of study which is known as Lower 6 and Upper 6 . Although it is generally taken by those desiring to attend public universities in Malaysia, it is internationally recognised and may also be used, though rarely required, to enter private local universities for undergraduate courses.
Teaching Jobs in Malaysia
We recruit teaching staff for a number of prestigious international schools in Malaysia and are always keen to hear from qualified teachers of all subjects. English mother tongue.
We have vacancies throughout the year so if you are interested in a teaching position in Malaysia please register HERE.
To view our current Teaching Vacancies in Malaysia click HERE.