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Subject Based Banding

In 2017, Guangyang Secondary School will be one of the Phase 1 schools to implement SBB with Sec 1 Cohort. Our school will be conducting three rounds of intake for SBB students based on the following timeline: 

  • 1st Intake in January
  • 2nd Intake after Mid-Year Examinations (MYE) in May (i.e. mid-year inserts)
  • 3rd Intake after End-of-Year Examinations (EOY) in November (i.e. end-of-year inserts)

OBJECTIVES
Subject-Based Banding (SBB) provides greater flexibility in subject offering at lower secondary levels, to better cater to the strengths of students in different subjects. Secondary 1 Normal (Academic) [N(A)] and Normal (Technical) [N(T)] students can take English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue Languages at a higher level subjects if they meet the PSLE eligibility criteria at the start of the year.

PSLE Eligibility Criteria for Offering Higher Level Subject

Course

PSLE Standard Grade

PSLE Foundation Grade

Option to offer subject at

N(A)

A*, A

-

Express

N(T)

A*, A

-

Express / N(A)

B, C

1

N(A)


More information on SBB will be provided during the Secondary 1 Registration in December 2017.