Originally Posted by spirit87
*abit out of topic here..sorry*
seriously i think STPM also not bad whut....
At least it covers a lot of lessons that A-Level doesn't
but i can't say that A-Level not good..bcoz there are some topics u couldn't find it in STPM also...but to me, STPM = A-Levels
i used to hate STPM bcoz i find A-Levels easier.
now, i don't really think so.
just my 2cents, cheers.
Allow me to elaborate further, though STPM touches a lot of stuff that A-levels doesn't, one should know that it is not important to know everything as knowledge is just a click away.
Just a week ago, there was a talk on oxford university at taylor's college, Mr John Zinkins, an oxford graduate currently working at nottingham malaysia was invited to speak about studies at oxford.
In his session, he spoke on critical analysis and knowledge, where he drew a critical analysis versus knowledge graph. A competent student has a linear graph passing the origin. He pointed out that most asian students were at the extreme end of the x-axis, loaded with knowledge but fail drastically in critical analysis. He added that knowledge can be found in books, what universities like oxford are looking for are students who can think and speak for themselves and not a bunch of bookworms.
So, while STPM teaches u a lot of things, it may not necessarily mean that u are good enough to enter universities like oxford and the ivies.