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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW IF THEIR CHILD IS IN UPPER PRIMARY 


Students can take a mix of standard and foundation subjects through Subject-Based Banding (SBB) at Primary 5 and Primary 6.

HOW IT WORKS

Primary 4
Your child sits for the school exams.
School recommends a subject combination based on their exam results at the end of the year.
You will need to fill up an option form to indicate your child’s preferred subject combination.

Primary 5
Your child takes their preferred subject combination.
School assesses your child’s ability to cope with the subjects at the end of the year.
Adjustments to the subject levels are made if needed.

Primary 6
Your child takes the subject combination recommended by the school and sits for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).

Your child’s progression to secondary level depends on their PSLE results.
If your child excels in certain subjects, they can pursue higher level options in secondary school subject combinations

 

If your child passes 3 or more subjects in Primary 4, your child will be offered the 4 standard subjects:

  • English Language

  • Mother Tongue Language

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Higher Mother Tongue Language may also be offered if your child passes 4 subjects and does very well for Mother Tongue Language

Students who pass 2 subjects or less will be offered the following choices:

  • 4 standard subjects

  • 3 standard subjects + 1 foundation subject

  • 2 standard subjects + 2 foundation subjects

  • 1 standard subject + 3 foundation subjects

  • 4 foundation subjects

Taking subjects at the foundation level is not a disadvantage for your child. It will help them to build up the fundamentals for the subjects and better prepare them for progression to secondary school.

To know more about Subject-Based Banding (SSB) for Primary School, please click to download brochure.

(English version; Chinese version)


 

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