Students of Boon Lay Secondary now have an opportunity to explore new subjects (Students get option to switch subjects mid-stream, Oct 16).
Allowing students to try different subjects is an excellent way for them to diversify their skills. Often, restrictive subject combinations and requirements limit a student's ability to hone his skills, and are a barrier to his finding a passion. Boon Lay Secondary's "modular academic curriculum" programme allows students to explore other subjects and discover what they could be better at.
I applaud the changes to the education system. They give students the flexibility to take control of their own education, and bring an end to "cookie cutter" students.
Kevin Qiu Haoyang, 18
JC 2 student
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