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Last Updated: 06 March 2023

Courses and subjects for secondary schools

Courses are pathways that shape a student’s journey through secondary school. Each course offers a suite of subjects catering to students’ strengths and interests. Eligible students can transfer between courses, or take certain subjects at a more demanding level through subject-based banding. The 2023 Secondary 1 cohort will be the final cohort being placed in courses.

Starting from the 2024 Secondary 1 cohort, the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express courses will be phased out. Under Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB), students will be posted through Posting Groups 1, 2 and 3 respectively instead and have greater flexibility to offer subjects at appropriate subject levels. Learn more about it.

Depending on your child’s strengths, interests and PSLE results, they could be eligible for the following courses: