5 Things to Do After SPM

after SPM

    You’re done with SPM.

    You’re free to do whatever you want.

    Next step is university, but before that you will need your SPM results.

    So what should you do while waiting for your SPM results?

    If you are looking for some ideas, here are our recommendation on things to do after SPM:



    Check Off Items on Your To-Do List

    In our conversations with some students, a few of them had said that they want to work on their to-do list now that they are waiting for their SPM results.

    So what are of the items on the to-do list?

    Catching up on their favourite TV shows and movies.

    You can finally catch up on The Stranger Things!

    If binge-watching TV shows and movies is not your thing, you also can consider to use the time to complete your driving lessons and take the test.

    Whatever you plan to do, make sure you set a realistic goal.

    Can you train to run for a marathon in the 3 months between your exam and result release?

    Yes you can.

    Can you learn how to code in 3 months?

    Yes you can.

    Which brings us to the next point…



    Learn Something New

    For those of you who are keen to keep the learning momentum going right after SPM, there are plenty of courses online for you to choose from.

    Online learning platforms such as Udemy, Coursera and even Google offer free and paid courses on a wide range of topics.

    If you are curious about a certain field of study or its specialisation, these courses will give you a fairly good overview of what you’ll study in university.

    Most courses are free to sign up; you pay only when you want a certificate of completion.

    You can check out Codemy, which offers you alll the programming language courses that is widely used today.

    Not only can you learn to code online, you also can seek support from seasoned programmers when you need guidance.



    Take a Short Trip With Family or Friends

    In addition to driving lessons and online courses, taking a short trip with friends and family also is a popular option.

    Some opt for cuti-cuti Malaysia, be it to have nasi kandar in Penang or to seek out insta-worthy accommodation in Melaka.

    Those who can afford to (and don’t mind the hassle of post-covid traveling) now can travel overseas as well.

    It’s always good to spend time with family and friends, and what better way than to do it with a road trip?



    Find a New Source of Income

    Maybe you want to save up for an epic trip, or even a big-ticket purchase.

    Aside from asking your parents to pay for it, your other option is to get a part-time job!

    Got a special skill? Find freelancing work!

    There are plenty of sites that list freelancing jobs for writers, designers, editors and more.

    Want something different? How about retail jobs?

    There are always vacancies at retail outlets and food and beverage outlets.

    A side hustle while you wait for your SPM results or even for your pre-university course to start is a good way to put your free time to good use.

    You might even be able to continue with your side hustle and earn extra pocket money during your tertiary education!



    Do Your Research on After SPM Pathways

    Maybe you are still undecided on what and where to study after SPM.

    No doubt there will be people around you who will tell you what and where to study.

    Maybe they even started doing that while you were preparing for SPM.

    No matter their motive, this is the time for you to do your reseach.

    There are tons of information out there so we have compiled some guides for your reference.

    Want to look at top private universities in Malaysia? Read here.

    Want to look at top courses chosen by fellow SPM students? Read here.

    Want to know about the pathways for different fields of study? It’s here.

    Too many choices and you don’t know where to start? Check here.

    You can find information on more than 3,000 courses from 80 institutions and even apply for scholarships and the courses online.

    Signing up through Uni Enrol also means that you’ll get to enjoy discounts at dozens of retailers in Malaysia.

    Whatever you plan to do, be sure to discuss it with your family or friends.

    You can be sure that there will be tons of ideas out there and one of them will suit you.

    So what is your next move?