Two 'Studio Schools' are to open in the region, the Government has announced.
Studio Schools allow 14 to 19-year-olds to study academic subjects through practical projects designed and delivered by employers. Pupils combine core GCSEs and vocational qualifications with real work experience.
- The Bath Studio School is proposed by a partnership of five schools – The Link School, Writhlington School, Norton Hill School, Wellsway School and St Gregory’s Catholic College.
It will specialise in Business, IT & Administration; Science, Construction and built environment; Tourism and Recreation and Digital & Creative media.
- Dorset Studio School in Dorchester will specialise in environmental and land based studies. It is proposed by Kingston Maurward College, a specialist land based college, and Thomas Hardye School. Key employer partners include the National Trust, the RSPCA, and the Royal Veterinary College.
More employers are getting involved in Studio Schools, demonstrating their commitment to preparing young people – who will be their future employees – for the world of work.
It is crucial for young people to have the skills and experience vital to employers, both for their own prosperity and to help us compete in the global race.
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