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What is cife? The association of independent sixth-form colleges
making learning better for our students

cife is a group of independent colleges committed to delivering the very highest standard of education.

See a list of our member colleges.

cife update on Covid-19

Cife colleges continue to support existing and prospective students during these challenging times through a range of online teaching provision, pastoral care and careers guidance. Please be sure to contact individual colleges on the steps they are taking to manage Covid-19 and discover how they might be best placed to support your future goals.

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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.

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 they provide an excellent environment for a new start.

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Advice articles

cife colleges have a great deal of experience in helping students get the best out the sixth form. We've distilled that knowledge into a series of advice articles to help you make good choices and get great results.

cife articles cover everything from choosing your A level subjects to final exam revision. Some titles are shown at the foot of this page - visit the main advice articles page for the full range.

About cife

cife is a group of independent sixth-form colleges committed to delivering the very highest standard of education.

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.

cife student of the month

cife students come from a wide variety of backgrounds but they all share the desire for the best possible education to help them achieve their goals.

As well as Yee Wai Yan Phyo being an excellent student throughout his time at LSI, Phyo has risen to the challenge of fully engaging in online learning since the physical closure of the College because of the coronavirus crisis.

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