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Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB)

Clementi Town Secondary School is one of the 28 secondary schools selected by the Ministry of Education to start piloting aspects of Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB) from 2020 onwards.

Purpose of Full SBB

With Full SBB, we are moving towards one secondary education, with many subject bands, to better meet our students’ learning needs, without labels. 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 in them.


By 2021, the pilot schools will have fully implemented the following aspects of Full SBB:

  • Organising Secondary 1 form classes in new ways; or
  • Offering of Humanities subjects at a more demanding level from Secondary 2.

Full SBB Pilot in Clementi Town Secondary School in 2020

In 2020, Clementi Town Secondary School will start piloting:

a.    Organising Secondary 1 form classes in new ways

Students involved: 2020 Secondary 1 students

  • The 2020 Secondary 1 students will attend Character Education, Art, Music, Physical Education, Design and Technology, and Food and Consumer Education lessons in mixed-stream classes. This will provide an authentic environment for the students to learn and work together, appreciating strengths and diversity.
  • This common learning experience creates a valuable setting for students to mingle, build meaningful friendships, and appreciate different perspectives. It can also help reduce the inadvertent labelling associated with streaming.


We will pilot the offering of Humanities subjects at a more demanding level for Secondary 2 students in 2021.

For more information on how our school would implement Full SBB, you can contact us at The school will also be engaging parents of cohorts of students who are involved in the pilot in 2019/2020.