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Independent study trumps homework says Lucas from Year 12

Independent study trumps homework says Lucas from Year 12

(Posted on 26/09/18)

One of the banes of my existence in high school was the monster that ate your evenings, interrupted your personal time and, whenever you tried to socialise, reared its ugly head. That monster being.... HOMEWORK!It was the worst thing about school, the weight and feel of those heavy and loathsome papers in your bag as you walk home, those loathsome papers which cause nothing but pain...

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Year 12 visit the University of Cumbria

Year 12 visit the University of Cumbria

(Posted on 21/09/18)

The Year 12 trip to the University of Cumbria on 17th September 2018 was very useful to the whole year as the lecturer gave great detail on university courses and student finance.This made us, as prospective students, very aware of university finances.This financial advice certainly motivated me to look after my finances whilst at university and it even made me realise that because of the government...

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CIS students take on UK Intelligence Service workshop

CIS students take on UK Intelligence Service workshop

(Posted on 20/09/18)

Keen linguists from years 11 and 13 are just back from a fascinating workshop with a team from GCHQ, part of the UK intelligence service.Designed to inform students of the wealth of opportunities studying a language at a more advanced level can bring, and to encourage learners to think about taking up some of the less commonly studied languages, we were treated to a great session to learn some basic...

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Publication success for CIS chemist

Publication success for CIS chemist

(Posted on 10/09/18)

Congratulations to our very own Dr Alex Lawrenson, whose research into antimalarial drugs has been published in a recent issue of the Journal of Molecular Modeling.Nearly half the world’s population are at risk of malaria, which kills half a million people each year. The drug chloroquine is widely used to treat malaria, but there are many strains of malaria that are now resistant to chloroquine...

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CIS Garden - August

CIS Garden - August

(Posted on 04/09/18)

Following the defeat of our garden from the summer sun, our mission this August has been to resurrect our outdoor space.We have replanted our hanging baskets and they have given our garden the splash of life and colour that it needed to get us back onto the path to recovery.We have also been planning the gardening elective that we will reinstate in September. The start of the new school...

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New Electives starting September 2018

New Electives starting September 2018

(Posted on 04/09/18)

Enrichment electives are a vital aspect of the learning curriculum at CIS. Staring the new school year this September means there is a whole new selection of acitivties to chose from. Students will select two different options for the semester; one from the 'Creativity and Community' category and one from 'Health and Wellbeing'. Unless students wish to partake in Duke of Edinburgh,...

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