Teenagers have wider network of friends in schools with mixed form classes: NIE study

Edgefield Secondary School students interacting during a group work session in their mixed form class on Aug 26, 2022. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - Students with different abilities forged more friendships across academic streams when brought together in a form class, a study has found.

Secondary school students in mixed-ability classes said nearly 40 per cent of the friends they had in school were from different streams, according to a study by the National Institute of Education (NIE).

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