What is 1119 (GCE-O) on Your SPM Result Slip?

By Farah - Tuesday, March 03, 2020

What is 1119 (GCE-O) on my SPM result slip? | This is one of the most common questions that I get around this time of the year. I'm not sure if whatever I put here is still relevant and the most accurate answer because it's been almost a decade since I took my SPM and this is what I've always been told but I hope it helps those who are looking for an explanation :)

1119 shows the result for your whole English papers (Paper 1 - the essays & Paper 2 - the MCQs, the reading comprehension, and the literature component). This is the one listed along with other subjects as you can see down below.




Meanwhile, 

1119 (GCE-O) is the result of your Paper 1 (the essays) graded according to the British standard. It can be seen at the bottom of your result slip. Again, only your writing is graded. So, you probably will score higher for 1119 (GCE-O) if you are good at writing but score lower for the overall 1119 or vice versa or you can score both high or low depending on your English level.

SPM Result Slip (English Translation)
This is a copy of my (English translation) SPM result slip
#ijustrealizedimisplacedmyoriginalspmresultslip #ottoke?

In my case, I got A for my 1119 but 2A for my 1119 (GCE-O). Back then, the 18 years old me thought "that's not bad eh, Farah" considering that I'm #orangkampung but obviously the current me laughed at younger me. Such a naive girl, I was. lol

I mean, I thought it was not that bad until I got my writing component score for IELTS a year later. I only got 6. Freaking 6. Yikessss! That's lower than average, in case you have no idea ㅠ_ㅠ




Will I get affected by my 1119 (GCE-O) grade?
Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends. As far as I remember, you probably will be slightly affected if you're applying for scholarships. Some scholarships require a minimum grade of 1119 (GCE-O) in order for you to be eligible to apply. Otherwise, you shall be good. After all, it's just a lousy (I use the word lousy loosely here) indicator of your English level. 

I mean, you probably will have to sit for MUET/IELTS/TOEFL in the future. Those tests are probably will be more comprehensive and a  better indicator of your English level. So, no sweat yeah? :)

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22 comments

  1. Kinda new stuff for me... Am I that old?? Hahahaha... Lupa dahhhh everything about this transcript

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    1. Not so sure la kak Sally. This was almost a decade ago. Hehe. Saya pun kalau bukan sebab busy apply kerja memang tak ingat dah pasal ni.

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  2. oh memang tak penah tau pun pasal ni. rasanya spm 2001 takda kot. kot la kot. bahahahahahaa

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  3. Mine was 3B eventho I got A for english. huh my english was so bad back then.

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    1. What do you think about your English now? Do you think you have improved?

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    1. Hi there. I'm not sure what T means. The only grades of 1119 (GCE-O) that I know are 1A, 2A, 3B, 4B, 5C, 6C, 7D, 8E and 9G. I've also read that some people actually got U which mean Ungraded.

      This is the first time I heard about T. Maybe you should ask your English teacher for a clarification. Sorry I couldn't help you.

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  5. i forgot what's mine already

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    1. It's okay if you forgot, it's been a while kan?

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  6. thank you for this post . doakan saya,should be SPM 2020 tapi dah jadi 2021 plak .
    sudilah lawat blog saya
    https://theqyutoday.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for coming to my blog. Insya Allah ada hikmahnya SPM tangguh, okie? Perhaps more time to prepare :)

      Also, will definitely go to your blog :)

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  7. I noticed some of my students' slips were given 'H' , 'K' and 'U'. Can u please clarify?

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    1. I'm not really sure exactly what H, K & U stand for as it's been awhile since I last sat for my SPM. I'm so sorry for I couldn't be much help.

      However, a lot people has been asking me the same thing, so I did some research. Based on my reading, H, K, & U are just another grades for the 1119 GCE-O. They are the lowest grades for 1119 GCE-O with U being the lowest. I read if you get U for 1119-GCEO, you will not get the GCE-O certificates from MOE.

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    2. Also, I read that H, K & U are the "fail grades" for 1119 GCE-O. Again, I'm not sure if this is true or not but I found this information in one of the schools' grading information.

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  8. Hi, will a candidate with grade 3B in 1119 (GCE-O) gets another certificate other than SPM slip?

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    1. I believe as long as you do not have the "fail grades", you will get the GCE-O certificate. The certificate can be picked up from your school along with your SPM certificate.

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  9. Our results are the same, A and 2A....
    I'm 18 and i guess my English is just mehhhh 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. I think it all depends on your standard and how you view yourself. Back then, I thought my result was okay considering I didn't have that many opportunities to immerse myself with English.

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