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Research @ One

One Sixth Form is committed to continuous improvements in teaching and learning - staff are keen to integrate evidence-informed practice into their classrooms and contribute to ongoing and new pedagogic research projects where possible. Students are equally encouraged to conduct research into areas of their interest, often in partnership with external agencies, to develop their investigative and critical thinking skills. Please find below an outline of our current and legacy projects, with updates and further investigations to come throughout the academic year.

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Events and Latest News


OSFC is a proud founding member of the Research College Group (RCG)

Research Group (1)

We aim to bring together FE organisations across the UK to collaborate and participate in practitioner research. Get your work published by us on an open access basis, get involved via our website ( and follow us on twitter (

To watch our launch video - click here

To read our launch press release - click here

To watch our prerecorded chat - click here

Interview: Tanja Hofmann & Eileen Allpress (Associate Research School) - IOA funded metacognition project

ResearchMeet OSFC - January 2021

On 29th January 2021, One Sixth Form hosted our first online ResearchMeet with delegates from a wide range of UK FE institutions. A thought-provoking keynote speaker initiated fruitful dialogue amongst colleagues, which were extended by a number of skilful facilitators in breakout rooms and round-table discussions. Thank you to all who attended for a very successful event. Please find below recordings of the sessions and additional resources.

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Keynote talk - Dr. Kristy TurnerKeynote powerpoint presentation

Roundtable 1 - Eddie Playfair

Roundtable 2 - Lou Mycroft

Workshop - Sam Jones

Bibliotherapy - Peter Leyland

Research@ONE Newsletters

Useful links

Education Endowment Foundation: Guidance reports, Teaching & Learning toolkits, ongoing research projects

Institute for Effective Education: Best evidence in brief, Evidence 4 impact

Ipswich Research School


ONE Research lead - Dr Tanja Hofmann (

Staff research projects (Eastern Colleges Group) - 2020-2021

Staff Research Projects - 2018-2020

Student Research Projects