New Grade of A+ for SPM
A new grading system for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) will be implemented from this year (SPM 2009).
Education director-general Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom said the change would provide a detailed breakdown of excellent candidates who obtained grade As in the examination.
The change means there will now be a new grade of A+. Previously, the highest grade possible in the SPM was 1A.
Under the present system, students are graded as 1A, 2A, 3B, 4B, 5C, 6C, 7D, 8E and 9G while the new grades would be from A+ to G.
The change in the grading system will enable more qualified candidates to be chosen for training programmes and scholarships.
This will not affect the examination at all as it only involves a change in the grades given.
(Source : The Star)