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Friday, 15 April 2005

Oracle developments

I met with Jane Richardson of Oracle this morning to discuss the links between SQA and Oracle.

Jane has recruited 14 new Scottish teachers to the Oracle Academy programme. The teachers come from various Scottish schools and colleges. They head to California for training this summer. The training takes place in July at UCLA and lasts for eight days (including a free weekend she pointed out!).

We're hoping to jointly develop a hybrid Higher - a single curriculum that covers the Higher Information Systems syllabus as well as the Oracle Academy programme. This sounds like an exciting development which we hope will be available to centres from August 2006.

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