SPM 2009 : 214 Students Scored A+ for all subjects
In the 2009 SPM results announced Thursday, 7,987 students obtained all As in the subjects they took compared to 6,277 in 2008, said Education director-general Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom.
He said that under the new scoring system introduced for the 2009 examinations, 214 of the those students who scored all As scored above 90% (A+) in all their subjects.
A total of 465,853 students sat for the SPM examination last year.
He said the new top grade was introduced as a higher grade than 1A to further detail a candidate’s excellence.
“I am glad to announce that, on the whole, the achievements of the candidates this time is something to be proud of, exceeding the achievements of last year.
“The achievements of the candidates increased from the aspect of numbers obtaining excellent certificates (A+, A and/or A-) and passing all subjects sat for,” he said when announcing the analyses for the SPM and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 2009 examinations at the Education Ministry here Thursday.
Alimuddin said of the 59,433 private candidates and candidates of private schools and agency-sponsored schools besides the Education Ministry, 41 candidates had excellent grades (A+).
He also announced that Gladys Tan Yee Kim from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Green Road, Kuching, Sarawak was the best student for SPM 2009 and Sekolah Menengah Sains Seremban, Negeri Sembilan as the best school.
He said of the 10 best students the other nine were Grace Kiew Sze-Ern (SMK (P) Sri Aman, Petaling Jaya, Selangor); Khadijah Ahmad Jais (SM Agama Persekutuan Labu, Negeri Sembilan); Akmal Hidayat Sabri (SMK Derma, Kangar, Perlis); Syamilah Mahali (Kolej Tunku Kurshiah Seremban, Negeri Sembilan); Lee Wei Ling (SMK Taman Melawati, Selangor); Nur Syuhadah Muhamad (SM Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra, Kota Bharu, Kelantan); Lai Yin Kwin (SMK Tinggi Melaka, Melaka); Corinne Gunn Huey Min (SMK Taman Melawati, Selangor); and Hu May Khei (SMK Convent, Taiping, Perak).
He said the other nine best schools were Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah, Klang, Selangor; Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Integrasi (SBPI) Gombak, Jalan Sungai Pusu, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur; Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Bahru, Johor; Sekolah Menengah Sains Alam Shah, Kuala Lumpur; SBPI Rawang, Selangor; Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar, Johor; SBPI Temerloh, Pahang; SMK Infant Jesus Convent, Johor Bahru, Johor and Kolej Tunku Kurshiah Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Meanwhile, he also said that a total of 3,138 candidates (66.9%) obtained the Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) certificate with the minimum grade of at least the ‘Maqbul’ (Pass).
He said the figure was an increase from the 3,098 (66.1%) candidates who obtained the STAM in 2008.
“I congratulate the candidates who succeeded in obtaining the STAM certificate in the 2008 examination.
“Their achievements certainly enable them to get a place at the Al-Azhar University, Egypt and several other international universities locally,” he said when announcing the analysis of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and STAM 2009 results.
A total of 6,920 candidates sat for the STAM examination last year and 10 subjects were offered to the candidates.
He said the STAM was recognised as equivalent to the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) by the Public Service Department last year.
(Source : BERNAMA)