• PETER ONG Cluster of Education and Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • MD JAIS ISMAIL Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • AZU FARHANA ANUAR Student Development, Universiti Kuala Lumpur MICET, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • FAUZILA ABDUL LATIF Institut Pendidikan Guru, Kampus Ilmu Khas, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • SIM PEI PEI CHRISTINA Cluster of Education and Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia, Sabah, Malaysia.




curriculum change, Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM), whatsapp interview, qualitative, secondary students, English Language curriculum


This study investigates the curriculum change of Form 2 English syllabus and compares the mentioned curriculum between two Malaysian public secondary schools. Study on the curriculum change in teaching, learning and assessment of Form 2 KSSM English Language curriculum in the two public secondary schools is discussed. A curriculum change is being implemented because the current curriculum is needed to be revised. The schools have been using the current curriculum for many years. However, recent research has shown that better, more innovative methods help students succeed in the curriculum. A team looked at new learning priorities earlier in the year, and another looked at classroom tools and materials. It is time to develop and revise aspects of the curriculum in Form 2 English. In-depth interview was carried out to obtain the findings. An English teacher from an urban secondary school and another English teacher from a rural secondary school were selected as the participants. Three interview sessions were conducted with each respondent over a period of one month. Interview sessions via Whatsapp were conducted on one-to-one basis between the researcher and the participants. After the interview, follow-up information correspondence via email was accomplished. Items in the interview were developed by the researchers. Three experts in related field were involved in validating the interview protocol and appropriacy of the language employed for this study. Findings on comparison between the curriculum change in urban secondary school and rural secondary school are discussed. This study provides the overview of Form 2 English Language curriculum of the 21st century educational setting, especially for other researchers and practitioners.

Author Biographies

PETER ONG, Cluster of Education and Social Sciences, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cluster Of Education And Social Sciences

AZU FARHANA ANUAR, Student Development, Universiti Kuala Lumpur MICET, Melaka, Malaysia.

Student Development, UniKL MICET

FAUZILA ABDUL LATIF, Institut Pendidikan Guru, Kampus Ilmu Khas, Selangor, Malaysia.

Jabatan Pendidikan Muzik


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How to Cite

ONG, P., ISMAIL, M. J., ANUAR, A. F., ABDUL LATIF, F., & CHRISTINA, S. P. P. (2021). A COMPARISON OF FORM 2 ENGLISH CURRICULUM CHANGE IN MALAYSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(4), 13–29. https://doi.org/10.55197/qjssh.v2i4.77