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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.

2021: A Virtual Space Odyssey / A Tribute to CIFE College Teachers

Lockdown. March 2020 On the first morning of lockdown teaching, like all other CIFE college principals, I’m sure, I sat in my living room in front of a computer screen staring intently at a list of virtual classes that were ready to launch. It seemed as though

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How to maximise student potential?

An interview with one of Ashbourne’s most successful teachers of Government and Politics.   What are the most critical factors behind the academic success of your subject in the last five years? It is a combination of various factors Expert subject knowledge; strong relations and close liaison

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Post-Pandemic, is online provision here to stay?

One thing, possibly the only thing, to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic as a positive, is the fact that just about every teacher in the land ‘upskilled’ themselves massively to become expert users in Zoom, MS Teams, Google Classrooms, Seneca for Science and other such platforms.

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Supporting Students During the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus crisis has clearly dominated all of our lives since at least early March, including all of us involved in education. With the announcement that schools and colleges were to be closed physically, teachers and students had to adapt quickly to other methods of learning if

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Independent Enrichment – A route to success.

Extra-curricula enrichment activities have long been a mainstay of schools and colleges both across the UK and around the world. For many institutions, this means incorporating a range of activities into the existing curriculum for which students can enrol. Indeed, many Cife colleges offer a variety of

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