Business seminar at Bell Baxter

27.02.07
27.02.07

BELL Baxter High School in Cupar is set to host a business seminar aimed at giving prospective employers a unique insight into the new school curriculum and qualifications structure.

The event, which takes place in the school on Wednesday, October 5, has attracted interest from 50 local businesses, as well as input from Elmwood College and other external agencies.

The seminar will provide participants with more information about Curriculm for Excellence in eight learning areas: languages, mathematics, technologies, social studies, science, religious, moral and philosophical studies, expressive arts, and health and wellbeing.

The Curriculum for Excellence represents a different approach to learning and will help young people develop skills, knowledge and abilities that they can apply to life outisde the classroom including the workplace.

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During the event employers will be able to hear more about the new qualifications and how they relate to previous system of examinations, as well as learning more about the wider aspects of learning available through the Curriculum for Excellence.

Mr Black said: “Curriculum for Excellence will have a very significant impact on local employers as a new range of courses and qualifications become available.

“The seminar is an important opportunity for us to work more closely with the business community and we are delighted that so many employers have taken up our invitation to join us.”

Colin Clark from the Association of Businesses in Cupar and District (ABCD), which is supporting the event, said the group welcomed Bell Baxter’s efforts at making the new curriculum accessible to employers.

He said: “The qualifications structure can be a bit mystifying to some employers and we welcome the chance to learn about the changes and get some clarity on what academic and practical skills pupils will be leaving school with.”