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Subject-Based Banding (SBB)

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Subject-Based Banding (SBB) provides greater flexibility in subject offering at the lower secondary levels to better cater to the strengths of students in different subjects. Jurong West Secondary School is one of the 12 prototype schools selected by the Ministry of Education to implement SBB from 2014.  

SBB provides greater flexibility in subject offering at the lower secondary levels, whereby, Secondary 1 N(A) and Secondary 1 N(T) students can take English, Mathematics, Science and Mother Tongue Languages at a higher level (capped at 3 subjects) if they meet the PSLE eligibility criteria at the start of the year. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be issued a letter of offer
 during the Secondary One Registration.  

Beyond the PSLE, students can also be selected by the school to offer the subjects at a higher level, depending on their results in the Secondary One Mid-Year Examinations and End-of-Year Examinations.  

At the end of Secondary Two, students who are taking specific subjects at a higher level and meet the school’s criteria to continue taking the subjects at a higher level would be able to proceed to take the subjects at the upper secondary level.