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Job Fears Over Cornish Students

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9:24am 28th March 2012
(Updated 9:24am 28th March 2012)

There is a warning some Cornish children are not being taught the skills they need to get a job.

Business leaders say many are not doing well enough at things like Maths and Engineering.

The number getting two good Science GCSEs is below the national average in the Duchy.

Ian Cameron from Torpoint Computers fear that could make recruitment tough. He said, "If we're talking about mathematics and science then just basic things are required. If they haven't got basic skills, like working out VAT, then you aren't very likely to employ those types of youngsters."

A spokesman for Redruth School said, "Redruth School focuses on what will be ‘good’ science qualifications that are designed to stand up to the government’s new framework for qualifications that all schools will be judged on in the future.

"There is a 100% pass rate for any student taking physics, chemistry and biology at Redruth. This group of students’ achievements, taking the single sciences, is above the national average. Students taking additional science also achieve above the national average.

"Both these qualifications are what are now known as an English Baccalaureate qualification for science.  In other words, ones that will stand up to any future expectation of rigour by the Department for Education."

9:24am 28th March 2012

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