If you're asking me what the heck PP is, please read up on Pentaksiran Pusat with the slides below.
If the slides are not clear enough, this blog post & this blog post should provide you with more than you need.
p/s: They have not come up with a name for the exam yet. For the time being, it's designated PP (Pentaksiran Pusat). And, for god's sake, stop saying PBSMR which is based purely on hearsay & picked up by our oh so independent & trustworthy media!!!
What does this mean for the English Language in Form 3?There will be an exam in October in a format very different from what was in PMR. The new exam will test the 4 language skills of your students. i.e. Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing. Make sure you polish these skills this year. Those teaching Form 1 & 2 would do well to start early. Also, do implement your understanding of the new format in the coming Mid-Semester Exams.
I will only reveal details of the new format after it is officially made public by LPM. Don't want to end up famous & in jail now, do I?
As it was with PMR, LPM will prepare the test papers & the exams will be held in the respective schools. However, at this point, I understand that teachers will be invigilating & examining their own students (based on guidelines provided by the ministry, of course). Marks will be keyed into an online system (no surprise there). KPM will prepare the necessary transcripts & certificates.
I will update this blog post as new information comes in.