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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.

Student test preparation for A levels

Testing, testing, one two, one two … “There’ll be a test next week.” The above sentence contains the word that many students dread. A test?, they might think. What a waste of time! We should be doing something useful instead, like getting on with learning new stuff.

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Vocabulary and Success: the link between vocabulary and occupational success – why students should care

It is generally recognised that when someone has an extensive vocabulary they are more able to express themselves and communicate with greater accuracy and clarity. Yet, does this advantage extend to career advancement and earning potential? Does having a richer vocabulary change the way we think and

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Is university still worth it?

Universities are certainly not going anywhere. Nor should they. But let’s address this head on: University is not for everyone. Nor does it have to be. There are plenty of students nowadays who would rather go straight to work and there is a growing number of schemes

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Independent Schools – a decade of change

In this article, Martin Meenagh of Chelsea Independent College reviews the changes which independent colleges have experienced over the past decade and speculates on changes to come in the years ahead.

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New JCQ regulations on exam clashes disadvantage candidates!

How can this be fair? When Bosworth’s Examinations Officer recently re-read the latest version of the “Yellow Book” (examination regulations) to ensure that we conduct examinations in full compliance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations, she was incensed. Not a woman easily moved to question

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