In 2024, an exciting transformation is on the horizon for Secondary Schools, introducing a fresh approach to education. Bid farewell to traditional streaming methods as we usher in a new era of Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB). This shift doesn’t exclusively pertain to academics; it also actively cultivates a more inclusive and supportive environment for all students.

 

The well-known Express, Normal Academic (NA), and Normal Technical (NT) streams will make way for an innovative posting system, introducing the dynamic G1, G2, and G3. This shift not only revolutionizes the academic landscape but also promises to foster an environment of greater inclusivity. Gone are the days when stigmas were associated with NA and NT streams!

 

Let’s take a moment to explore this innovative posting system in action.

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What is Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB)?

This transformation empowers students to customize their learning journey based on unique interests, aptitudes, and needs. With SBB, students gain the freedom to choose subjects at varying levels, thus transforming education into a personalized voyage.

 

SBB empowers students in more demanding subjects aligning with capabilities. It also enables a smoother approach for less demanding subjects. It’s education on their terms!

 

To discover the list of secondary schools that have already embraced this forward-thinking approach, please visit this website.

 

How Will SBB Impact Your Child’s Secondary School Placement?

In lieu of the conventional streaming system, students are now allocated to one of three posting groups based on their PSLE scores. In contrast to rigid streaming, these posting groups provide a dynamic perspective, allowing students to shape their educational path based on strengths, interests, and needs.

 

These posting groups serve as guiding beacons for Secondary 1 students, playing a pivotal role in determining their initial subject levels. Deliberately crafted for flexibility and dynamism, they empower students to chart their own educational path.

 

Enhancing Your Child’s Learning Journey: The Impact of Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB)

The lower secondary years promise an enriching educational experience like no other. Students will find themselves in diverse, mixed-form classes, alongside peers with a wide range of profiles and strengths. This distinctive arrangement cultivates a vibrant learning environment, with students dedicating thirty percent of their curriculum time to mixed-form classes.

 

Beyond this shared experience, students will embark on their individualised journeys by taking core subjects like Languages, Mathematics, Science and Humanities at varying levels that align with their unique strengths and learning needs.

 

As our students progress to the upper secondary levels, the horizon of possibilities broadens. Students have the freedom to select elective subjects aligning with their strengths, interests, and post-secondary aspirations.

 

Throughout their secondary journey, students enjoy incredible flexibility, fine-tuning subject levels, and creating a truly personalised learning experience. At key junctures, when feasible, students can make adjustments to their subject levels based on their ever-evolving learning needs.

 

Exploring Post-Secondary Pathways Under Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB)

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In 2024, secondary education undergoes a transformative shift, offering an exciting and adaptable path to academic success. The shift from streaming to Full SBB, along with the introduction of posting groups, heralds a new era of flexibility and inclusivity. In lower secondary levels, mixed-form classes encourage diverse interactions and shared learning experiences, while the flexibility to adapt subject levels meets each student’s unique needs.

 

At upper secondary levels, the horizon of possibilities broadens, providing students the freedom to pursue their passions and aspirations. This transformative approach is a new testament to our commitment to nurturing well-rounded, empowered, and fulfilled individuals as they embark on their educational journey. The future of education is bright, dynamic, and tailored to every student’s potential.