Full Subject-Based Banding (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.
Meridian Secondary School will be embarking on the Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB) journey in 2023 with our incoming Secondary One cohort.
With Full SBB, we are moving towards a secondary school education where students learn each subject at the level that best caters to their overall strengths, interests and learning needs.
What this means is that:
- There will no longer be separate Express, N(A), and N(T) courses, and our Secondary One students will be placed in mixed form classes where they can interact with peers of different strengths and interests.
- All students will learn a set of common curriculum subjects together in their lower secondary form classes. The common curriculum subjects includes Character and Citizenship Education, Art, Design & Technology, Food & Consumer Education, Music and Physical Education.
- Under Full SBB, Subject-Based Banding (SBB) will be expanded beyond the four PSLE subjects, to allow eligible students to offer Humanities subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary 2.
For more information on Full SBB, please click here to access the MOE Full SBB microsite.