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Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB)
We believe every child is unique. Every child deserves the opportunities and resources to pursue his or her interests in academics. This is made possible at Edgefield with the Full Subject Based Banding (Full SBB). In 2019, Edgefield was highlighted by then Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung, during the Committee of Supply Debate as a trailblazer for its re-organised form classes where students from the different courses of study come together. In 2020, we subsequently became one of the 28 pilot schools selected by Ministry of Education to pilot Full SBB.
With Full SBB, we are moving towards one secondary education, with many subject bands, to better meet our students’ learning needs. This is part of the broader shift in our education system to recognise the strengths and interests of our children, to help them build their confidence and develop an intrinsic motivation to learn for life.
Students will experience integrated form classes once they enter Edgefield. Students of varying courses of study come together for a common learning experience which creates a valuable setting for them to build meaningful friendships, mutually support one another and appreciate different perspectives.
In addition, students deepen their learning in an area of their interest. For instance, other than the English Language, Mathematics, Mother Tongue Languages and Science, learners are now offered the Humanities such as Geography, History and English Literature at an academically more demanding level when they move to Secondary Two. Factors taken into consideration to offer these subjects include
the strengths, interest and an appropriate overall academic load for the student.
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