Streaming may end, but will parents' behaviour change?

Beware the unintended effects of having subject-based banding, if parents shy away from schools that group students into mixed-ability classes

From 2024, streaming in secondary schools will come to an end.

In its place will come subject-based banding, where students take subjects taught at one of three difficulty levels, based on their abilities and strengths. They are the G3 level (corresponding to today's Express stream); G2 level (corresponding to today's Normal Academic stream), and G1 level (corresponding to today's Normal Technical stream).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2019, with the headline 'Streaming may end, but will parents' behaviour change?'. Print Edition | Subscribe