Full Subject - Based Banding 2020

A total of 28 secondary schools will start piloting full subject-based banding next year, before it is rolled out to all schools by 2024. 

The pilot schools will implement new ways of organising students from different academic courses into the same form class, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Sep 3).

They will also offer humanities subjects - geography, history, and English literature - at a more demanding level from Secondary 2, for Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) students. 

Full subject-based banding was announced earlier this year to replace the existing system of streaming students into Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) based on their PSLE results.

Under the new system, students will take subjects at a higher or lower level based on their strengths.