Sayyidina Ali Secondary School

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Sayyidina Ali Secondary School
Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali
Kampong Pandan, Kuala Belait
Type secondary, sixth form
Motto Strive Towards Excellence (Malay: "Bertekad Ke Arah Kecemerlangan")
Established 1994
Color(s) Green

Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali, Abbrev: SMSA), is a co-educational school located in Kampong Pandan, a suburban village in Kuala Belait, Brunei. In 2013, it had a student population of 1500, 700 of which were Pre-U students. The current principal is Dyg Pg Hjh Zeiniun Binti Pg Mudin.


Construction of the school was completed on November 30, 1993. When the school was established on May 9, 1994, it was known as Sekolah Menengah Kampong Pandan (English: Kampong Pandan Secondary School) and catered for only secondary students. The school was renamed to its current name on August 3, 1996.

In 1997, a sixth form centre was created within the school. This has allowed students to pursue their pre-university studies in Kuala Belait, whereas all previous sixth form education in Brunei had been offered only in Bandar Seri Begawan.

At present, the school offers curriculum leading up to BC-GCE "O", and "A" level examinations.

List of Principals[edit]

  • Dyg Annie Anak Sindai
  • Awg Othman bin Haji Adol
  • Pg Hjh Zeiniun binti Pg Mudin


The school has 120 teachers, as well as office staff and other workers.

School motto[edit]

Bertekad ke Arah Kecemerlangan (Strive towards excellence).

Secondary Level[edit]

The secondary level offers SPE (year 7 and 8) classes from which students are put into three streams - O'Level, IGCSE and vocational courses. Students sit exams for year 8, as well as the O'Level and IGCSE avenues.

Sixth Form subjects[edit]

The school offers 15 subjects for the GCE "A" Level course,[1] namely:

General Paper is a compulsory AS Level subject for all Sixth Form students, for which a credit 6 in BGCE "O" English Language is necessary. Sixth form students without a credit 6 in that subject usually sit again for it in June or November of their lower sixth year to enable them to undertake the GP course beginning in upper sixth.


  1. ^ Subjects Offered In Pre-U1, SMSA Pre-U Blog (1 February 2009).

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