Education and Social Science at ICE

ICE provides a diverse range of academic and professional courses in education and social science including non-accredited study opportunities in the Madingley Weekly Programme, accredited programmes in the areas of coaching and assessment, and Master’s level study in Advanced Subject Teaching.

Our growing range of courses in education and social science offers something for the newcomer interested in understanding aspects of contemporary Britain, including for example the causes of juvenile delinquency and crime, and professional development opportunities for those working in schools, colleges, universities and related organisations. We seek to provide courses based in the highest quality research which are accessible, engaging and relevant.


Dr Nigel Kettley

NigelKettley_100pxI am a University Lecturer and ICE’s Academic Director in Education and Social Science. My teaching involves a wide range of social science courses related to education, social class and crime, but my primary areas of research expertise relate to the patterns and causes of differential educational attainment, widening participation to higher education, theory building in educational research, and conceptualising and explaining differential educational practice. I supervise PhD students in these and related fields for the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

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Education and Social Science tutors

Education and social science at ICE are taught by tutors with a wide range of academic and professional expertise. These areas include, but are not limited to: the principles and practice of assessment in schools, colleges and universities; and planning, delivering and theorising high quality coaching in a range of employment contexts.

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Dr Kettley has a nationally and internationally recognised profile in educational research in the fields of educational attainment, widening participation to higher education and issues of theory building in education studies. He is currently analysing data gathered from the Cambridge Bursary Scheme Evaluation Project (2000-2011).