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CIFE Intercollegiate Articles

cife Intercollegiate Articles are a series of technical articles written by individual cife colleges discussing issues pertinent to the Sixth Form college sector. cife also publish general sixth-form advice articles.

Feeling Outnumbered – to students and staff!

Not long ago, I heard a song that caught my ear, and subsequently read an interview, that both inspired and led me to a slightly different way of thinking. The song is called “Outnumbered” and is performed by an Irish Artist called Dermott Kennedy. It’s not incredibly

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A new Glass Ceiling Theory…

A reoccurring feature of student feedback received by Cife colleges is that students value the lack of a Glass Ceiling regarding their aspirations and potential achievements. The expression Glass Ceiling emerged in the late 1980s and was used in an academic paper by A.M. Morrison who examined

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Online, merge, offline for education continuity and equity. What’s next for online learning?

The COVID-19 pandemic caused all education providers to revaluate how education can be delivered; most of us were forced to use more immersive forms of education technology to try and provide continuity in education in order that pupil progress and engagement in learning continued in extraordinary times.

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Post-Covid lessons to be learnt by the tutorial college sector

The last eighteen months has seen a period in which educational institutions have had to be innovative and quick to adapt in order to survive and fulfil their mission. After yet another year of demands for schools to do a better job and, contradictorily, at the same

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Butterflies and moths – who cares?

Why we need to talk to our students about climate change and biodiversity within PSHE, SMSC, and as part of their wellbeing and mental health “Over 70% of the UK’s resident and regular migrant butterfly species declined in either abundance or occurrence (or both) over the past

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