CIFE makes the case for retakes

Article in summary Although history has moved on – January resits are no longer possible, and resitting individual units may become impossible from 2017 on, this 2010 article by Fiona Pocock makes the case for retakes. She argues that a ban would condemn many worthwhile students to

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CIFE Awards 2011

Article in summary The article describes the CIFE academic awards, how recipients are chosen, the awards ceremony proceedings, and the individual CIFE Awards 2011  winners’ achievements and backgrounds. Article in detail Each year CIFE awards a series of prizes to students who have achieved outstanding results. To qualify

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A levels remain highly valued

Article in summary Stuart Nicholson, current Chairman of CIFE, writing in 2010, explains that A levels are still the most popular pre-university option because they allow a student to focus on what most interests him or her, yet the range of subjects enables wide choice and permits

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Better students take Easter Revision

Article in Summary Better students take Easter Revision nowadays. Students in 2012 are much more likely to be hunting A grades than just trying to avoid a fail. The article looks at case histories and explains the pressures which have driven the surge in demand for Easter

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The value of Independent sixth form colleges

Article in summary In this article, written for the 2012 edition of the First Eleven Schools Guide, James Wardrobe describes the origins of independent sixth form colleges and the benefits they offer university-bound students: good course choice, small classes and a strong focus on examination technique. Article

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