STPM on paper is good but now you get teachers who don't really teach but keep giving so called assignments and leave students on their own while they chit chat in the teachers' common room. The science and arts curricula are stressful for the students with cramming rather than teach students to think. If you can afford to send to a private college, you may have a better option. Both my daughters did their studies in private colleges, one in INTI another in Sunway. They have their pre-U programmes which are quite good. My son went to One Academy where he studied digital animation without the need for pre-u. Anyway, this is my opinion.
“Mastering modern technology is easy; even a Neanderthal can do it...” Besitai 2012