Mandarin & Economics Master Class at St Catherine’s College

02 July

Mandarin & Economics Master Class at St Catherine’s College

At Bexhill 6th Form College, we are keen to extend our vision of delivering ‘Outstanding Opportunities' beyond our current students and into the wider community. Recently, we have collaborated with St Catherine's College to provide Economics Master Classes to their Year 9 Mandarin group. These pupils had the opportunity to gain knowledge on topics such as comparative advantage, international trade, Chinese Foreign Direct Investment and the opportunities for UK firms resulting from China's economic growth.

Andy Pritchard, Head of the Politics, Economics, Business & Law Section explained the rationale behind the collaboration:

"When we discovered that St Catherine's is the only school in East Sussex offering the Mandarin Excellence Programme, we were intrigued to discover more about this new initiative. With Mandarin being the language of one of the world's most influential economies, we quickly realised that we could develop synergies for the pupils, by combining the expert Mandarin teaching provided by the staff at St Catherine's with the effective tuition delivered by our economics team. Furthermore, the St Catherine's curriculum intent of ‘preparing students to stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers, locally, nationally and globally', allowed us deliver these lessons to learners who were enthusiastic, aspirational and open to new opportunities.”

He went on to say:

"We are always willing to work with all of our feeder schools, especially on projects that are specific to their particular intake or requirements.”

If you would like Bexhill 6th Form College to assist with providing opportunities to pupils at your school, then please contact 01424 214545 to speak to one of our Vice Principals.

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