Putting Things In Perspective: SPM Results (Even If You Got Poor Results!)

Its been weeks since the SPM results were announced. It’s time to pick yourself up again after feeling gloomy over poor results. Even if you passed with flying colours, it’s only the beginning of a long and probably daunting road ahead in deciding the course to pursue for a bright future. 

In reality, success is subjective and differs from one individual to another. It’s certainly more than just scoring As in SPM.

A good starting point to carve your path to a bright and successful future is to focus on the subjects you fared relatively well and narrow it down to the ones you are most interested in.

To help you put your SPM results into perspective and discover incredible career paths, read on to find out more.

If you enjoy ECONOMICS…

The most viable courses to pursue are:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Political Science
  • Actuarial Science

Those who excel in Economics generally, have strong analytical and evaluative skills valuable to pursue a variety of courses and careers. A natural path would be to explore a degree in Economics, or  even a business major who isn’t all about the numbers and embraces both the social and the political trends around the world. As a social science, economics plays a vital role in decrypting the mysteries of how people and societies operate.

If you enjoy numbers ie MATHEMATICS & ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS…

The most viable courses to pursue are:

  • Computer Science
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Actuarial Science
  • Science

Despite the notion that math is a dreary and strenuous subject to be endured rather than to be enjoyed, it is perhaps one of the most creative disciplines accessible to all. Saving lives, devising video games and exploring the secrets of the universe — it’s all in a day’s work for a mathematician! If you enjoy studying numbers and formulas, you’re probably great at logical analysis, careful deduction and finding answers based on patterns and structures.

You may think that your love for distilling complex and real-world mathematical puzzles may only lead you to calculations like mathematics, but that’s far from the truth! You can also explore the world of engineering, finance  and even computer science.

If you are fascinated about studying the past – different cultures, origins and the development of human society ie HISTORY…

The most viable courses to pursue are:

  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Language
  • Economics
  • Education

Are you fuelled by a passion for facts, dates and random trivia? History as a university discipline is not all about merely memorising volumes of historical facts and events of the past in meticulous detail. Rather, history majors gaze towards a greater understanding of human society, applying lessons of the past to resolve problems of the present and redefine the future!

History buffs are great in analysing and interpreting information, formulating solid arguments and communicating their views. Such problem-solving and analytical skills are relevant in many industries that focus on current societies and future developments, in particular, law, politics and even journalism.

If you have a flair for LANGUAGES aka LINGUISTICS…

The most viable courses to pursue are:

  • Law
  • International Relations
  • Language
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Hospitality
  • Education

Calling all linguaphile’s (read: a lover of languages and words)! While the common career options for language fanatics are teaching, translation and interpretation, the communication skills acquired in a language-based degree is highly sought after by employers in other industries such as media, PR and international relations.

If you enjoy the study of PHYSICS…

The most viable courses to pursue are:

  • Information Technology
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Sciences

Our dependance on technology is easily exhibited by the significance of physics in society. Without physics, there would be no space rockets, light bulbs, digital cameras, cars, cell phones, aeroplanes or even, computers. Many may find physics to be one of the more gruelling subjects in school. Don’t get us wrong — there are heaps of Big Bang Theory doppelgangers who genuinely adore throwing out things like Schrödinger equation and making references to quantum mechanics. But, if you happen to rejoice in the study of energy, fields and mass, your critical thinking and problem-solving skills are probably top-notch!

If you enjoy the study of CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY…

The most viable courses to pursue are:

  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering

Are you a fan of understanding how the human body works? Are you enthralled by the process of evolution as well as the genes and cells that pose as building blocks of our physical world? The natural pathway for you may be a Degree in Science, focusing on biology. From labs and zoos to ocean liners in the Arctic and fieldwork in the Amazon jungle, biologists strive to comprehend how animals and organisms work (including us humans), stop the spread of diseases, track down natural resources and improve public health.

Beyond biology, while the glamorous chunk of chemistry resides within a sealed lab — working with microscopic atoms and particles — the influence of chemistry is actually all around us, from the water we sip to the medicines that keep us alive. Lovers of molecular properties and chemical reactions are generally whizzes at numeracy and problem-solving relevant in fields, in particular, healthcare, environment and agriculture and pharmaceuticals.

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