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Saturday 18-Feb-2017
【信報:寄宿學校攻略】「狀元」學校新征途

Cardiff Sixth Form College 有「全英最有腦學校」之稱,其學術成績之優異可想而知。這間英國排名第一的 A Level學校,校園任何風吹草動自然都會受到矚目,早在幾個月前,有關Cardiff Sixth Form College的各種謠言猜測已經甚囂塵上,預示有大件事即將發生,未幾馬上傳來大地震:學校創辦人Yasmin Sarwar離開自己一手一腳建立並創出驕人成績的學校 。

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Yasmin Sarwar與Cardiff Sixth Form College「 分手 」的消息,成為近日英國教育界最沸騰的話題。兩者各奔向怎樣的前程,亦是全國目光所向。據悉Yasmin Sarwar已投身Oxford International College,將會舉辦嶄新的世界課程,推動新的教育理念。

至於Cardiff Sixth Form College,校長一職由Gareth Collier出任,學校並且將由Duke 's Education所收購。有問 Duke 's Education何方神聖也?這個教育機構成立於1999年,本身有涉足出版界,不少人曾聞Duke 's要 Education之名,都是多得他們出版過的一本著名攻考牛津劍橋的攻略書籍So you want to go Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana...。事實上對於事業路迷惘的學生來説,Duke 's Education的存在有如黑暗中的明燈,在學協助學生升學及就業發展上,有着出色的表現及豐富的經驗。近年來為各大小學校舉辦過升學及職業訓練講座、工作坊無數,也把好些學校外判出及去的職業發展部門辦得有聲有色。集團近年銳意辦學,Cardiff Sixth Form College之前,被收歸旗下的學校已有3間,分別是位於倫敦北部的 Fine Arts College ; 位於倫敦西部,專攻醫療科學科目的Acorn College ; 以及在Kent的Rochester Independent College。可以想像,能夠接手這間位於威爾斯首都的英國頂級名校,這企業集團當然也絕非泛泛之輩。

Cardiff Sixth Form College現有如此具規模及經驗的集團作後盾。加上企業化管理、新的資金和更充裕資源的情況下,會有一番什麼景象,大家都急不及待想知道。許多家長學生尤其關注的是,當學校走出Yasmin Sarwar所創造的神話,走向集團企業化,其學術上的佳績是否能夠保持 ? 為了釐清各方疑惑,新校長 Gareth Collier真的不遺餘力,更會親臨香港,講解學校變天後的最新情況,解答家長和學生的問題。然而,大地震才剛震完,許多都仍是未知之數。想真正了解 Cardiff Sixth Form College的何去何從,大家還是得耐心拭目以待它今後的表現。

 


文章作者Samuel Chan為英識教育Britannia StudyLink創辦人。

smschan1@gmail.com 

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