End of streaming in schools: Subject-based banding gives N(A) student confidence boost

Normal (Academic) student Low Jie Ying consistently scores As in Maths at Express level, but declined her school's offer to transfer to the Express stream. She welcomes subject-based banding as it will allow students to grow and be developed in the s
Normal (Academic) student Low Jie Ying consistently scores As in Maths at Express level, but declined her school's offer to transfer to the Express stream. She welcomes subject-based banding as it will allow students to grow and be developed in the subjects they are strong in.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Being able to solve mathematical problems gives Normal (Academic) student Low Jie Ying a sense of satisfaction - and even more so when her Express schoolmates approach her for help.

When she was in Secondary 1, the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School student was offered the chance to take mathematics and Chinese at the Express level, under subject-based banding, as she had done well in those subjects in the Primary School Leaving Examination.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline 'Subject-based banding gives N(A) student confidence boost'. Print Edition | Subscribe