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What subject package will you choose in Form Four?

by StudyMalaysia.com on December 30, 2019 | Top Stories

What subject package will you choose in Form Four? - StudyMalaysia.com

The Ministry of Education has introduced new subject packages for students entering Form Four in 2020. Those Form 3 students in 2019 entering Form Four next year will have subject packages to choose from instead of the conventional science and arts streams. The arts and science streams are replaced with subjects that support STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Arts, Music) education.

Key facts about the all new subject packages:

  • Core subjects for all students are Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics, Science*, History and Islamic Studies/Moral education
  • Physical and Health Education is a compulsory subject for all
  • Students will be able to choose from electives in four categories: languages, Islamic studies, humanities and arts, and STEM
  • STEM electives are further divided into: pure science, applied science and technology, and vocational subjects
  • There are 38 elective subjects for STEM category (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
  • There are 53 elective subjects for Humanities & Arts category
  • Schools are given autonomy in providing elective subjects, taking into account school facilities and the availability of teachers for subjects offered

*Students who take any two pure science subjects are exempted from taking the core Science subject.

STEM packages
Option STEM electives Core Compulsory
Option A Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Additional Maths
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Islamic Studies/Moral education
Physical and Health Education
Option B Any two pure science subjects and Additional Maths PLUS one STEM elective OR non-STEM elective
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Islamic Studies/Moral education
Physical and Health Education
Option C At least two applied science and technology subjects or one vocational subject
Note: Students taking the Additional Science elective are not allowed to take any pure science subjects.
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Islamic Studies/Moral education
  • Science
Physical and Health Education
STEM electives
Pure science Applied science and technology Vocational subjects
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Additional Maths
  • Additional science
  • Technical graphics communication
  • Sustainability basics
  • Agriculture
  • Home science
  • Design
  • Computer science
  • Sports science
  • Civil engineering studies
  • Mechanical engineering studies
  • Electrical & electronics engineering studies
  • Engineering drawing
  • Signage design & production
  • Interior design
  • Domestic pipe work
  • Domestic construction
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia production
  • Catering & food service
  • Food processing
  • Dress designing & tailoring
  • Skin care & hair styling
  • Early childhood education
  • Geriatrics & basic gerontology
  • Domestic wiring
  • Domestic electrical equipment repair
  • Automobile service & repair
  • Arc & gas welding
  • Motorcycle service & repair
  • Air-conditioning equipment service & repair
  • Landscape & Nursery
  • Crop planting
  • Aquaculture & recreational pets
Arts & Humanities package
Option Electives Core Compulsory
Option A A combination of subjects from the language, Islamic studies, and humanities and arts electives, and/or one STEM elective (except vocational subjects)
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Islamic Studies/Moral education #
  • Science

#Students who take Pend. Al-Quran & As-Sunnah and Pend. Syariah Islamiah, OR Turath Dirasat Al-Islamiah and Turath Al-Quran Wa Al-Sunnah, OR Usul Al-Din and Al-Syariahany subjects are exempted from taking the core Islamic Studies subject.

Physical and Health Education
Arts & Humanities electives
Languages Islamic Studies Arts & Humanities Arts & Humanities (Arts subjects)
  • Chinese
  • Tamil
  • Kadazandusun
  • Iban
  • Semai
  • French
  • Japanese
  • German
  • Korean
  • Chinese Communication
  • Arabic
  • Pend. Al-Quran dan Al-Sunnah
  • Pend. Syariah Islamiah
  • Tasawur Islam
  • Usul Al-Din
  • Al-Syariah
  • Al-Manahij Al-Ulum Al-Islami
  • Al-Lughah Al-Arabiah Al-Mu’asirah
  • Al-Adab Wa Al-Balaghah
  • Hifz Al-Quran
  • Maharat Al-Quran
  • Turath Dirasat Al-Islamiah
  • Turath Al-Quran Wa Al-Sunnah
  • Turath Bahasa Arab
  • Principles of accounting
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Visual arts education
  • Music education
  • Geography
  • Malay literature
  • English literature
  • Chinese literature
  • Tamil literature
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Art & drawing
  • History & art management
  • Design craft
  • Industrial design
  • 2D fine art
  • 3D fine art
  • Graphic design
  • Creative multimedia
  • Music theory & aural skills
  • Musical instruments
  • Computer music
  • Performing arts production
  • Dance
  • Dance choreography
  • Dance appreciation
  • Acting
  • Sinography
  • Script writing
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