Some 45,712 students obtained a full pass in the 2011 Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM), which is a slight decrease from last years 46,795.

Out of the 45,712 students, 12 obtained all A’s with 298 students obtaining the maximum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.00.

In terms of English use, some 98.1% of the students sitting for STPM choose to answer in full English if compared to 97.1% recorded last in 2010.

STPM is a pre-university examination taken by students in Malaysia and was formerly known as the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

The examination is internationally recognised by many universities, especially those within the Commonwealth of Nations as well as the United States and the Republic of Ireland. Most universities consider STPM results equivalent to GCE A-Level results.

From year 2012 onwards, a new modular system will replace the existing terminal system for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).