GCSE Revision and Sixth Form Conferences

Sixth Form Conferences

Sixth Form Conferences offer 17 year olds an opportunity to debate current issues in a unique setting.

Ethical and moral dilemmas concerning Relationships, War, Fair Trade, Interfaith, Cloning, and other ‘Matters of Life and Death’ have been frequent items on the agenda.

The themes often cross curricular boundaries, not limited to Philosophy and Belief or Citizenship. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development forms the background. Presentation and debating skills are refined, both in the small group discussions, and during the final plenary with ‘Any Questions?’

Monday 10th October 2016 from 10.00am -1.00pm

6th Form Conference on Refugee and Asylum Seeker Issues

Speakers and workshop leaders include a real life story from a young Afghan refugee, representatives from charities working in the field (British Red Cross and Christian Aid tbc) and an academic overview from a member of the Migration Research Group at the University of Bristol.

The half day conference will include speeches and workshops (in smaller groups) to foster discussion. The cost is £3.90 per pupil (teachers go free) and includes refreshments.

The conference is relevant to students studying  ethics and philosophy (ethical responses to war, humanitarian rules of war), government and politics (Geneva conventions, political issues, asylum and migration), geography (human geography, changing places, global systems), health and social care, media studies and possibly other subjects.

We have capacity for approximately 120 pupils and bookings will be based on a first come first serve basis.

A booking form is available to download here.  For further details please contact the Cathedral Education Officer by email at [email protected] or on 01749 674483 Ext 212.