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What To Do After Getting SPM Results

Published by Afterschool.my on Mar 14, 2019, 06:03 am

When SPM results are out, you will get lots of advice from various people about what you should do next.

Basically, someone somewhere is trying to make decisions for you that you will have to live with for the rest of your life. Some of these advice and words of wisdom are very useful and you should certainly take them into consideration. Especially if the person talking is experienced and who comes with a strong industrial background and well aware of the employment market.

The ultimate decision is in your hand. Collect the information, analyse it and make the appropriate decision for your future.

1. Decide what course to study

Based on your SPM results, focus on the subjects that you score high and find related courses that you are interested to study. SPM leavers who are planning to enter universities will have the chance to choose a pre-university programme:

  1. Governmentpre-university options
  2. Private pre-university options
  3. Foreign pre-university pathways

2. Consider which university to apply

Once you have figured out what course you wish to study, you can now focus on which university will suit you best. It could be either a public or private university. 

For a complete guide on how to apply for universities or polytechnics, click on this Complete UPU guide.

3. Hunt for scholarships

Scholarship season comes around the release of SPM results every year, hence, making it the right time to hunt for scholarships. There are also different types of scholarships for pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and even professional courses! So search for those that are most suitable for you.

We, at Afterschool.my, suggest students to frequently browse through our scholarships section as we update our scholarships page every day.

4. Improve your English

SPM leavers are encouraged to improve their English by practice speaking the language. This is because, being able to speak fluently in English helps you shine during interview sessions (for university enrollment, scholarships, getting jobs, etc.).

Most classes in universities are conducted in English. Therefore having a good command in English will help you to understand the subject matter even better.

Also, having good proficiency in English is as important as an early preparation for MUET. Here's a clear comparison between MUET, IELTS and TOEFL

5. Prepare for university life

University life is all about being independent as you will be away from your family members. Now might be a good time for you to learn how to wash your own clothes, make a simple meal and manage your time well.

Students also need to consider correcting your study techniques. Use your experience during SPM and make changes for better studying techniques.

Read more on the 3 most outdated studying techniques here.

Moreover, knowing how to balance between social life and studies will make your university years more fruitful and exciting. Click here to know the tips to balance your social life and studies.

Also, read 5 things to do after SPM.

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