28 secondary schools to pilot full subject-based banding from 2020

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SINGAPORE: A total of 28 secondary schools will start piloting full subject-based banding next year, before it is rolled out to all schools by ...


Ian, whose CCA is the National Civil Defence Cadet Corps, said: “Sometimes when we don't talk about school work, we're talking about drilling. And we get to know what each other's feelings are like, so that helps us to strengthen our friendship.Bowen Secondary is one of the 28 schools that will start piloting aspects of full subject-based banding from 2020."The pilot schools were selected based on their readiness to participate in the pilot.

Express student Nur Faraha Faeaz, who is part of the military band, said that the experience during the trial was initially “awkward” because she did not know a lot of people in her batch despite being in the same CCA. Ms Lim said the main challenge encountered by teachers was catering to all students in the three different streams.

The aim is to prepare at least half of the school’s teachers for the pilot next year when Secondary 1 students from different academic courses attend form classes together.St Andrew’s Secondary School will also be piloting full subject-based banding next year. St Andrew’s Secondary first implemented subject-based banding last year, and currently has a total of 52 Normal and Normal students under the new system.Secondary 2 student Andre Khurana, who made the jump from Normal to Express stream, did subject-based banding for three subjects last year.


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