Originally Posted by defectivelasagna
hey guys are you allowed to choose your subjects in SAM if you're under JPA/MARA for accountancy? im worried because i didnt take add math for SPM so im worried i wont be able to catch up :S
No you're not allowed to choose your own subjects except during your second semester where you have a choice to take up either specialist mathematics or malay studies. However, the SAM system has been revamped starting this year so things may change, and the subjects that you take up might be different, but mathematical studies is still compulsory. Well, it is a disadvantage for you for not having add maths background, because even mathematical studies demands a lot of add maths during secondary school, basically, you learn back the same thing like calculus, statistics, matrices, polynomials. If you're intending to take specialist mathematics, that's even harder than maths studies!
Originally Posted by callista
i desperately wanna know something.i just can't decide.is it true that a level is 100% exam based..?i've already registered for "a level" programme but i jus have this gut feeling that it might not be right for me..
i like to do assignments and projects and hence i'm interested in sam...i only came to know about sam after i've registered for the a level programme...
i wanted to join inti but they said that the sam programmes is only open for jpa students.i want to do pharmacy degree in future..maybe in monash...so which one is the wiser choice?a levels or sam...
and i also have another choice...argh!!!!i'm in a hugeer-mugger situation...
i'm also considering doing foundation in science somewhere(private institute)..maybe at president college at kl..
anyone can gimme some advice...??
First of all, it is NOT true that INTI only accept JPA students for SAM programme, but i believe you've missed the intake for self-funding education (it's usually during jan-march).
When you mention monash, do you mean monash malaysia or melbourne? If malaysia, i think both are accepted but in australia, SAM would be preferred i guess. One thing to note tho, topics covered in a-levels are more comprehensive than SAM. In SAM, you only learn on-the-surface type, so you might have to struggle during your degree years as your a-levels counterparts have an upperhand.