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Why chose the IB?

Why chose the IB?

(Posted on 08/03/18)

The IB may be very different from A-level, however, it has similar, if not more benefits. Its international curriculum makes it a leading qualification in, not just Britain, but all around the world.  The IB is very prestigious when applying for university, which is why most of the IB options are offered at high-end expensive private schools. However, in Chester there was a new free...

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Who wants to sleep for charity?  We got close enough.

Who wants to sleep for charity? We got close enough.

(Posted on 08/03/18)

Have you ever wanted to roll out of bed and walk out the door without having to do anything?Not even have to get out of your pyjamas?  Well we made that happen.  The charity team organised a onesie day to raise money for charity.  The charity in question was The Hospice of The Good Shepherd; this is an organisation that provides palliative care to residents in Cheshire...

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Preparing students for the ‘virtual’ world

Preparing students for the ‘virtual’ world

(Posted on 08/03/18)

Most university courses are coordinated through online environments, complemented by traditional lectures and workshops. If you compare this with teaching in schools, the transition to university can be quite daunting. At CIS, our inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning helps to better prepare students for this transition. It allows students to become independent learners, whilst providing...

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Creativity Week at CIS

(Posted on 28/02/18)

As part of our half-term elective programme, some of our students opted to spend the February break taking part in Creativity Week at CIS! Here’s what our students had to say about their workshops:Monday – Web design with Adam“On Monday we did a web design workshop with Adam. It was really fun coding and making something that others could easily see and enjoy.In the morning, using...

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Department for Education Monitoring Report

(Posted on 23/02/18)

As part of opening a school, the team undergoes a high level of scrutiny from the Department of Education, Ofsted and in our case, the IB. This thorough process is completely right in its approach as our students cannot afford for us not to deliver as a new school. We are determined that whilst we may be innovative and breaking new ground in education that our students are confident and secure in...

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Fantastic news for CIS!

Fantastic news for CIS!

(Posted on 15/02/18)

Planning permission has been granted by for construction of our purpose built centre that will provide up to 320 places for students aged 14-19 and CIS will move to this purpose-built specially-designed centre during the Autumn term in 2018. The open and spacious three-storey building will feature state of the art technology, and will include its own labs, makerspace, creative media suite, art...

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