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Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB)

Changkat Changi Secondary School (CCSS) is one of 30+ secondary schools which will implement Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB) from 2023. Our school’s key approach on Positive Education includes a school culture that promotes deep learning, enhances well-being and builds character. This approach develops necessary life skills through our academic and non-academic curriculum (including Applied Learning Programme, Learning for Life Programme and Character & Citizenship Education) to enable our students to thrive and flourish in the complexities of the current environment and the VUCA world. 


Purpose of Full SBB


Full SBB is part of MOE’s ongoing efforts to nurture the joy of learning and develop multiple pathways to cater to the different strengths and interests of our students.

Full SBB allows students who perform well in certain subjects to be given the opportunity to take them at a more demanding level in the middle of the year or the following year. Our school’s key approach on Positive Education will further augment Full SBB in boosting the students’ motivation and confidence to learn and excel according to their strengths and interests.

By 2024, all secondary schools will have implemented the following aspects of Full SBB:
Offering of Humanities subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary 2; and
Mixed form classes with the provision of a common curriculum


Full SBB in Changkat Changi Secondary School in 2023

Aspect of Full SBB

How will this aspect be implemented?

Mixed form classes with the provision of a common curriculum Our school will implement mixed form classes starting from the Secondary 1 cohort of students entering our school in 2023.

The 2023 cohort of Secondary 1 students will be grouped in mixed form classes, comprising students from different courses of study. Mixed form classes present more opportunities for students to interact with other students taking different subject combinations, and with different strengths and interests.

In their mixed form classes, students will take a set of subjects at a common level, amounting to about one-third of curriculum time. This would allow students in mixed form classes to spend curriculum time together in these subjects.

These subjects are:
  • Art
  • Character and Citizenship Education
  • Design and Technology
  • Food and Consumer Education
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Teachers will adopt a range of teaching approaches to meet the different learning needs and pace of their students in the same form class.

English Language, Mother Tongue Languages, Mathematics, and Science will continue to be offered at Express Level, N(A) Level, and N(T) Level. The criteria for taking these subjects at a more demanding level from the start of Secondary One is based on students’ PSLE AL Score for each subject. Students will be grouped in different classes based on their subject level for each subject.

Offering of Humanities subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary 2 Currently, secondary school students can offer English Language, Mother Tongue Languages, Mathematics and Science at a more demanding level from the start of Secondary One based on students’ PSLE Achievement Level (AL) for each subject. Beyond the start of Secondary 1, students may also offer these subjects at a more demanding level based on their performance in secondary school.

Our school will also provide Secondary 2 students the opportunity to take Humanities subjects at a more demanding level, if they meet subject-specific criteria. This is applicable to students who are in the Secondary 2 Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) courses from 2024.

The criteria for taking Humanities at a more demanding level will be based on students’ aptitude for and interest in these subjects at Secondary 1. They should also performed well in the Humanities and possess strong commitment and positive attitude towards learning to be offered Humanities at a more demanding level.

Course Criteria Options to offer Humanities at
N(A)
  • 75% or higher in specific Humanities subject (Sec 1 Overall)
Express level
N(T)
  • 75% or higher for English Language at N(T) level, or the equivalent at N(A) Level at the End-of-Year Examinations; and
  • A Pass with Distinction grade for both Social Studies N(T) Performance Tasks in Semester 1 and 2.  
N(A) level


For more information on Full SBB, visit www.moe.gov.sg/microsites/psle-fsbb.

For more information on how our school will be implementing Full SBB, you can contact us at changkatchgi@moe.edu.sg.