A case study on the difference between students of SPM and O-level backgrounds in studying mathematics in the A-level programme

Moy, Tow Yoon * and Lee, Jeanie Shu Shean * and Wong, Sock Leng * and Yong, Yau * (2019) A case study on the difference between students of SPM and O-level backgrounds in studying mathematics in the A-level programme. In: 5th Pre-University Conference: Education in Challenging Times Engage. Enrich. Empower., 25 August 2018, Sunway City, Selangor.

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Abstract

This study aims to understand the difference in the perceived and actual mathematics performance of the A-Level students from the SPM and O-Level backgrounds. Perceptions and expectations of lecturers are explored using an open-ended questionnaire. A comprehensive survey to understand the students’ attitude, proficiency in the English language and other important predictors of academic achievement is also conducted. Content analysis is used to analyse the lecturers’ feedback. Descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric tests are conducted to test differences between the two cohorts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: A-Level mathematics performance; attitude; proficiency in English; predictors of mathematics achievement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Sunway College > A-Levels Programme
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 07:48
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 01:11
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1052

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