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A Level students attend the Candle Conference in Manchester - 14/11/2017

Last week, A Level students at UCEA attended the Candle Conference at the Central Hall in Manchester.

Students participated in a number of lectures throughout the day from Dr. Peter Vardy, a best-selling author and educational consultant. Dr. Peter Vardy is internationally renowned for his skill as a lecturer and tours in Australasia as well as the UK every year.

The lecture discussed various topics about the Nature of God, Feminism, Religious Language and how to best answer exam questions. Students also had a guest lecture on Secularism by David Webster, the Principal Lecturer at the University of Gloucester. 

Mr Shelton, Head of Religious Studies said: “It was great to give the pupils an opportunity to experience university-style lectures, whist directly supporting the learning inside the classroom.  Peter Vardy has influenced many students over the decades and his approach is both commanding, engaging and thought provoking”

Year 12 student, Zoe Butler said: “I really enjoyed the day and it gave me confidence that I know about the topics being discussed. I think it would be really beneficial to come back in February to attend the Year 12 conference to help with revision from last year’s work.”