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Last Updated: Friday, 29 September 2006, 09:57 GMT 10:57 UK
Island school starts GCSE link-up
Sark School pupils
Lessons will be taught remotely
A Channel Islands school has begun offering GCSE qualifications to pupils via an internet link-up to a UK school.

In the past, Sark School pupils wanting to take GCSEs had to study in Jersey or Guernsey, or board at UK schools.

One pupil has signed up to do his GCSEs this year using the audio-visual link to a school in Norfolk.

Head teacher Michael Conyers said various subjects could be taught using the link, making it a more viable option than employing extra teachers.

The school expects to have three students studying for their GCSEs from September 2007.

Students will still need to leave the island to do A-level subjects.

The school is initially offering maths, English, French and geography.

The teaching will take place at Sheringham High School & Sixth Form Centre, with Sark School students taking part in lessons online.

There are about 60 pupils at Sark School, aged between four and 16.




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