Full Subject-Based Banding in 2021
PLMGS(Sec) is one of the 28 secondary schools selected by the Ministry of Education to start piloting aspects of Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB) from 2020 onwards.
Purpose of Full SBB
With Full SBB, we are moving towards one secondary education, with many subject bands, to better meet our students’ learning needs, without labels. This is part of the broader shift in our education system to recognise the strengths and interests of our children, to help them build their confidence and develop an intrinsic motivation to learn for life in them.
By 2021, the pilot schools will have fully implemented the following aspects of Full SBB:
- Organising Secondary 1 form classes in new ways;
- Offering of Humanities subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary 2.
Organising Secondary 1
As part of the pilot, our school will implement reorganised form classes at Secondary 1.
This is applicable to Secondary 1 students entering our school in 2021.
Benefits from new ways of organising form classes
Offering of Humanities subjects
As part of the pilot, our school will allow Secondary 2 students the opportunity to take Humanities subjects at a more demanding level if they meet the requirements.
This is applicable to students who are in Secondary 2 Normal (Academic) from 2020 onwards.
Eligible N(A) students will receive an application form after the Sec 1 year-end examinations, based on the following criteria
For more information on how our school would implement Full SBB, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.