Originally Posted by youngyew
I am still interested in finding out whether matrikulasi which is "the equivalent of STPM" teaches evolution in biology. Can anyone help find out?
UPDATE: According to this page
, evolution is indeed in the syllabus of matrikulasi, under "biodiversity".
The variation chapter do introduce the concept of selection. Though I did Matriculation I do use and own F6 textbooks too. Evolution is under Chapter 23: Variation and Theory of Evolution for STPM.
If you really compare the chapters for both syllabi you'll see that evolution is REMOVED from the matriculation syllabus for the chapter. Let me list the subtopics of the chapter.
Chapter 8: Variation (Matriculation)
Continuous and Discontinuous Variations
Sources of Variation
Selection and Speciation
Chapter 23: Variation and Theory of Evolution (STPM - Longman text)
23.1.1 Continuous and discontinuous variation
23.1.2 Source of variation
23.2.1 Natural selection
23.2.2 Artificial selection
23.3.1 Concept of species
23.3.2 Speciation process
23.4.1 Lamarck's theory
23.4.2 Darwin-Wallace's theory
24.4.3 Evidence of evolution
Topics of variation, selection and speciation are taught in both Matriculation and STPM. But evolution is not taught in Matriculation, only STPM. I'm bummed. But interestingly, "Evoluntionary Relationship in Plant and Animal Kingdom" is not in the STPM syllabus under Biodiversity but covered in Matriculation.