QUOTE(Struggling @ Sep 21 2019, 12:27 AM)
I’m a form 4 science stream student and I’m planning on dropping bio for spm next year. I’m planning to do law and I have no interest in bio and my scores for bio are pretty low compared to my other subjects. Should I spoil my spm certificate or should I drop the subject?
Technical advise for those people who aim to secure a foundation/a-level scholarship after SPM and skip STPM route.
-> Aim for 9A+/A (not A-), if you're in Science Stream, just find some other subjects to replace like Computer Science / Languages & Literature / Arts and Humanities subjects.
Just to cover up other subjects.
-> Mostly 8As are mostly doable. If you are doing 10 subs with Mothertongue. I've personally gotten a rojak of 8As in SPM, and have started to be serious in my studies during in Form 3 days and mapped out my main routes and backup routes to university.
-> Biology is a reading subject and memorizing subjects, you might need some techniques to cram through all those Biology concepts. Imho, Form 4 chapters are rough, and Form 5 ones mostly are a walk in the park, you just need more time to read the "Bakaprep" textbook along with "Success Biology" you can move on.
And try working through all those past papers and trial papers now, if you are convinced to drop the subject.
-> About Law, there are both Foundation and A-Level routes in Law School by BAC/ATC, and ending up overseas in the UK majority of the time.
But, Recommended doing A-Levels for the Law Subject, give you some insights on what is Law (in the textbook Pre-U levels means)
If you want to go to UM/UKM to do Law School, only two route is through STPM/A-Levels. But then both are really gambles in Life.
STPM is mostly commonwealth country recognized, cheaper costing less than RM 8k with tuition fees for 2 years.
Or Cambridge A-Levels about <RM 35k (4 subjects) during my 2015-16 era. Most likely art stream is cheaper. But have less chances in scoring a placement in UPU. But most likely you would be in BAC tied program going to UK.
anyhow, better go for some education fairs, get more insights on what you want to do in life if it is not related to STEM.
Both STEM and Humanities co-exists with each other. Both have their ups and downs, and their own demands and trends in the near future.
Don't try to stress out too much, and keep your mind and opinions opens and do some analysis yourself before drawing a conclusion.