Primary School / Primary Education in Malaysia

Primary education takes six years. Children usually start primary education at the age of seven. Primary education is a continuation of pre-school education.

In addition to reading, writing and arithmetic, children will be exposed to other subjects such as science, physical education, Islamic and moral education.

At the end of their studies in year 6, they will sit for the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR).

It will test: -

  • Mastery of comprehension, writing and oral for Malay and English
  • Mastery of mathematical skills
  • Mastery of science concepts

LEVEL 1 - Years 1-3

Pre-school

Komponen:

  1. Language and Communication
  2. Cognitive Development
  3. Spiritual and Moral
  4. Socio-Emotional Development
  5. Physical Development
  6. Creativity and Aesthetics

Primary School

Core Subjects:

  1. Malay
  2. English
  3. Chinese (Chinese national type schools)
  4. Tamil (Tamil national type schools)
  5. Mathematics
  6. Science
  7. Islamic education
  8. Moral education

Compulsory Subjects:

  1. Physical Education
  2. Health Education
  3. Visual Arts Education
  4. Music Education

Additional Subjects:

  1. Communicative Chinese Language
  2. Communicative Tamil Language
  3. Communicative Arabic Language
  4. Iban Language (from year 3)
  5. Semai Language (from year 3)

LEVEL 2 – Years 4-6

Core Subjects:

  1. Malay
  2. English
  3. Chinese (Chinese national type schools)
  4. Tamil (Tamil national type schools)
  5. Mathematics
  6. Science
  7. Local Studies
  8. Islamic Education
  9. Moral Education
  10. Civics and Citizenship Education

Compulsory Subjects:

  1. Physical Education
  2. Health Education
  3. Living Skills
  4. Visual Arts Education
  5. Music Education

Additional Subjects:

  1. Communicative Chinese Language
  2. Communicative Tamil Language
  3. Communicative Arabic Language
  4. Iban Language
  5. Kadazandusun Language
  6. Semai Language
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