A total of 9,239 out of 467,970 candidates scored excellent results (A+, A, A-) in all the subjects they sat for in the 2010 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination, making it the best results recorded in four years.
Director-General of Education Datuk Abd Ghaffar Mahmud said the results also showed an increase of 1,252 straight-A scorers from only 7,987 recorded in 2009.
He said of the total, 363 candidates scored A+ in all subjects compared to 214 candidates in 2009 and the number of candidates obtained at least grade C in all subjects had also increased to 68,114 from 60,114 previously.
“The number of straight-A scorers among those who sat for nine and 10 subjects had increased, while the straight-A achievers among those who sat for 11 and 12 subjects, had declined,” he said when announcing the SPM results here today.
He said the number of candidates who failed the examination last year had also declined by 104 to 2,773 from 2,877 in 2009.
“However, the number of those who achieved the highest grade is still low compared to the number of candidates who failed in all subjects they sat for,” he said.
On the performance of candidates with special needs, Abd Ghafar said 319 managed to get their certificates, with seven of them scored straight As.
The analysis of the 2010 SPM results also revealed that the candidates’ performance in 55 subjects had improved by three per cent for excellent grade, while 39 were stable and nine other subjects showed a decline, he said.
He said the number of candidates who obtained credits (B+,B,C+,C) had also increased in 18 subjects, stable in 43 subjects and declined in 42 subjects, while the number of those who passed the with grade D and E, had declined by three per cent in 31 subjects.
On the performance of schools, he said most of the schools were categorised as having shown excellence, good and satisfactory performance, while only 66 schools were categorised as having the potential to do better.
Abd Ghafar said candidates’ performance based on locations had also increased and the gap between the urban and rural students had been reduced by 0.18 on the national average grade.
“The rural candidates’ performance in Bahasa Melayu and Science are better than that of urban candidates, while the performance gap in English, History, Mathematics, Islamic Education and Moral Education still need to be brought closer,” he said.
Via : Bernama