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Sixth form advice hub

cife colleges are the sixth form experts and have a great deal of experience in helping students get the best out of their A levels and sixth form. We've distilled that sector leading knowledge into a series of articles to help you make informed choices and get great results.

cife articles cover everything from choosing your A level subjects to final exam revision.

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Flexible, focussed courses at cife colleges

cife colleges provide safe opportunities for positive change.

With their long experience of helping students settle in quickly, wide subject choice and flexible course structures, cife colleges make it easy to move school and provide an excellent environment for a new start whether you are starting A levels or GCSEs for the first time or retaking exams.

Find out more about our range of courses...

Choose the right cife college

Read our questions to ask cife colleges for advice on making the best choice.

Find out more about cife colleges' approach to sixth-form education.

University destinations

More than half of CIFE students entered a Times Top 30 University in 2020

It's the quality of cife students' university destinations that is the clearest indication of our winning sixth form formula. In 2020 UCL was the top choice with 79 placements. 102 students at cife colleges won places for medicine, dentistry and vet science.

See the the latest survey of CIFE students' university applications in 2020...

Featured student

Quang Huy Le joined Ashbourne College in January 2019 on a full scholarship. It was a tough decision for him to leave Vietnam and his family to come and study in the UK but he was persuaded that he had the potential and resilience to succeed. After only 18 months at the college, Quang Huy achieved an outstanding A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.

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