Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A lil bits about Penang Matriculation College ( KMPP )

I'm just doing this to submit my Computer Science Assignment. I need to post at least 3 new posts on my blog in order to submit this assignment T_T

Dewan Al-Farabi a.k.a. Badminton Court.

1. Courses and modules

Basically, there are two matriculation programmes:
(a) One-Year Programme (PST)
(b) Two-Year Programme (PDT)

PST has two semesters while PDT has four semesters.

PST offers two courses:
(a) Life Sciences
(b) Accounts

PDT offers only Life Sciences. Life Sciences has three modules:
(a) Module 1 (denoted by the letter H)
(b) Module 2 (denoted by the letter F)
(c) Module 3 (denoted by the letter K)

2. Subjects

It is compulsory for all KMPP students to learn Mathematics (denoted by QS or QA). It is compulsory for all Life Sciences students to learn Chemistry (denoted by SK).

Life Sciences students from different modules learn different subjects. The subjects include Physics (denoted by SF), Biology (denoted by SB) and Computer Science (denoted by SC).
(a) Module 1: QS, SK, SF and SB
(b) Module 2: QS, SK, SF and SC
(c) Module 3: QS, SK, SB and SC

QS (or QA), SK, SB, SF and SC are core subjects (mata pelajaran teras in Malay). There are also compulsory subjects (mata pelajaran wajib in Malay).
(a) English
(b) Co-curriculum
(c) Moral Education or Islamic Studies
(d) Skills of Dynamics (Kemahiran Dinamika in Malay)

It is compulsory for all KMPP students to take the Malaysian University English Test (MUET). It is advisable to achieve Band 4 and above in the test.

3. Classes

There are four types of classes:
(a) Lecture classes
(b) Tutorial classes
(c) Practical classes
(d) Extra classes

Lecture classes are held in lecture halls. About 150 students are grouped together and they are taught simultaneously by one lecturer.

Tutorial classes are held in classrooms. Students from one practicum are taught by one lecturer. Practicums are just the same as classes in secondary schools. Each practicum consists of around 15 students.

Practical classes are held in laboratories. Students from two practicums are taught by one lecturer. Students are required to carry out experiments based on the laboratory manuals provided.

Extra classes are usually held in lecture halls. Extra classes are purely optional. They are almost the same as lecture classes. Extra classes are mainly for students who are weak academically.

4. Infrastructure and facilities

The facilities of KMPP include:
(a) Lecture halls
(b) Tutorial classrooms
(c) Multi-purpose classrooms
(d) Laboratories
(e) Cafeterias
(f) Dormitories
(g) Al-Farabi Hall
(h) Football fields
(i) Squash courts
(j) Basketball courts
(k) Tennis courts
(l) Volleyball courts
(m) Netball courts
(n) Sepak takraw courts
(o) Lecturers' office
(p) Islamic prayer room (surau)
(q) Gymnasium
(r) Library

There are 4 shops in KMPP.
(a) First shop: Sells cakes, buns, fruits etc.
(b) Second shop: Sells junk food, soaps, detergents etc.
(c) Third shop: Offers postal and bus services.
(d) Fourth shop: Offers photocopying, printing and binding services.

There are two water coolers outside the shops. There is also a lake in KMPP.
(Fine, it is not really a lake, it is just a giant pond.)

5. Co-curriculum

The co-curricular marks are counted as follows:
(a) Attendance: 50 %

(b) Involvement*
(i) International level: 20 %
(ii) National level: 17 %
(iii) State level: 14 %

(c) Achievement
(i) International level
- First: 20 %
- Second: 19 %
- Third: 18 %
(ii) National level
- First: 17 %
- Second: 16 %
- Third: 15 %
(iii) State level
- First: 14 %
- Second: 13 %
- Third: 12 %

(d) Post
(i) President: 10 %
(ii) Vice President: 9 %
(iii) Secretary or Treasurer: 8 %
(iv) Committee member: 7 %

(e) Bonus marks
(i) Member of Student Representatives Board (JPP): 10 %
(ii) College volunteer: 8 %
(iii) Subject facilitator: 8 %
(iv) Practicum leader: 3 % or 10 %

*Participation in KAKOM (Matriculation Co-curricular Carnival) gives 20 % involvement marks.

It is advisable to obtain 96 % and above in co-curriculum.

These are the major clubs in KMPP:
(a) Biology Club
(b) Alchemy Club
(c) Astronomy Club
(d) English Club
(e) Recreational Mathematics Club
(f) KMPP Brotherhood and ANC (open to Muslims only)

Students can always send proposals to build new clubs.

The major sports available in KMPP are:
(a) Football
(b) Rugby
(c) Badminton
(d) Tennis
(e) Squash
(f) Netball
(g) Basketball
(h) Volleyball
(i) Sepak takraw

The additional sports include:
(a) Golf
(b) Handball

The equipment required can be borrowed from the sport store.

6. Academics

There will be a lot of homework to do.

Homework for Physics:
(a) General View
(b) Tutorial
(c) Workshop
(d) Past Year Question
(e) Laboratory Report
(f) Assignment
(g) Jotter

Homework for Biology:
(a) Tutorial
(b) BioBLAST
(c) Laboratory Report
(d) Coursework
(e) Jotter

Homework for Chemistry:
(a) Tutorial
(b) ChemFriend
(c) Laboratory Report
(d) Jotter

Homework for Mathematics:
(a) Tutorial
(b) Past Year Question
(c) Assignment

Homework for Computer Science:
(a) Tutorial
(b) Mindmap
(c) Pop Quizes
(d) Past Year Question
(e) Lab Assignments ( Submit via Portal )

There are two examinations in one semester.
(a) Mid-Semester Test (UPS)
(b) Matriculation Programme Semester Examination (PSPM)

It is advisable to achieve CGPA 4.0. CGPA stands for Cumulative Grade Point Average. The higher your CGPA, the more excellent you are. CGPA 4.0 is also known as “four flat”.

The marks allocated are as follows:
(a) Physics
(i) Topical Challenge*, Quiz* and Assignment: 10 %
(ii) Laboratory Report: 10 %
(iii) UPS: 10 %
(iv) PSPM: 70 %

(b) Biology and Chemistry
(i) Quiz: 10 %
(ii) Laboratory Report: 10 %
(iii) UPS: 10 %
(iv) PSPM: 70 %

(c) Mathematics
(i) Quiz and Assignment: 10 %
(ii) UPS: 10 %
(iii) PSPM: 80 %

*Physics Topical Challenge and Quiz are done online via KMPP portal (

P/s : Imma PMC student. Batch 2014/2015 *thumbs up* ;)
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