So, you’ve just gotten your SPM results, and no matter how you did just remember that you’ve given your best. Well right now, you must be thinking, “What’s next?”. You’re at the transformative phase of your life and some of you may already have a plan. But, for those of you, who are still uncertain of your next step, you can consider a pre-university course. Here is why.
Hone your English Proficiency
Let’s admit it. Not everyone speaks or writes English perfectly. Everyone needs a degree of improvement on English literacy and pre-U would be the ideal medium for you to polish the language. Pre-U offers you invaluable opportunities to communicate with a large network of people, thanks to its diverse environment. This means you get to mix around people with different levels of English proficiency. Also, if the opportunity is employed well, this is able to create a constructive learning environment that ensures a room for improvement for your English.
Choices, choices, choices
Have you ever questioned why you had to learn a certain subject even though you disliked it? Secondary schools usually follow a strict syllabus that is approved by the government and made mandatory for all students. However, that’s not the case when you apply for a pre-U course. Most programmes provide you the flexibility to select the courses of your likings, giving you the full freedom to pick subjects or modules that you might fancy.
Trial and error
Back in secondary school, whenever you felt like a subject isn’t for you, you had to suck it up and go on with the show. However, pre-U course gives you the liberty to switch courses if you find it unsuitable for your pathway. What’s great about this is that the cost of switching courses in pre-U is way cheaper and less cumbersome, compared to changing it during your degree courses. So, don’t wait till it’s too late.
Enrol into International Universities
Ever thought of being an international student? Well, certain pre-U programmes qualify you to do so by applying to any international university around the globe. Some of the top countries that Malaysian students usually go to are Australia, the UK, the US, and Canada, to name a few. However, if you do have plans to further your studies at a specific country, make certain that the pre-U course you’re undertaking is aligned with the country’s education standards and eligible for application.
Preparing for College/University
Getting into a university isn’t as easy as one might think. Certain requirements must be met before you get accepted into a degree programme. Basically, pre-U is the connector that bridges you to your degree programme of choice. If you already have one in mind, a pre-U programme does not only enable you to get the grades needed to pursue but may also allow you to skip several semesters during your degree. Assuming that your pre-U and degree programmes are similar, you may accumulate certain pre-U credits that allow you to enter into the second year of your degree programme. Not only that, pre-U also gives you a taste of the subjects you will face in your degree and prep you for the challenges ahead.
Always remember to reflect yourself and identify what’s best for you. Pick a course that you’re really passionate about. Ensure that it aligns with the goals you want to achieve in life so that you’ll eventually learn and be eager to gain knowledge. Lastly, never forget to do some research to help you make the right choice for your further education. Best of luck!