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Year 12 Religious Studies Study Day

Given the current situation with coronavirus we cannot guarantee that this day will go ahead. However, please do still sign up and we will let you know about any online resources we develop to support you if the day needs to be postponed. -----


Get the most out of your Religious Studies A level. This Study Day includes academic-level lectures on topics relevant to the A level RS syllabus as well as workshops on challenging curriculum areas.

Ideal for Year 12 students hoping to achieve an A or A* in their exam, as well as those considering studying religious studies, theology or philosophy of religion at university.

This day is hosted jointly by the Faculty of Divinity and Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, and will take place in central Cambridge at the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS.

17th June 2020

Enriching Religious Studies: A Year 12 Study Day 

This study day will give academically-able Year 12 students the opportunity to enrich and extend themselves in Religious Studies. It is open to those currently studying Religious Studies at A level, and especially those who are thinking of studying theology, religious or philosophy of religion at university. The lectures and workshops will complement the A level Religious Studies curriculum. 

Timetable

Please note that the timetable may be subject to minor changes.

10.00

Registration

10.15

Welcome

10.30 – 11.15

Session 1: Gender, Theology & Religious Language with Dr Ruth Jackson-Ravenscroft from the Faculty of Divinity

11.15 – 11.25

Break

11.25 – 12.10

Session 2: Is God Dead? An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion with Jonathan Lyonhart from the Faculty of Divinity

12.15 – 13.30

Lunch and tours of a college with current undergraduates

13.30 – 14.20

Session 3: Getting top marks in A level Religious Studies with Dr Daniel Moulin-Stozek and others from the Faculty of Education

14.20 – 14.30

Break

14.30 – 15.00

Q&A with Faculty members and current undergraduates

15.00

Optional tours of the Faculty of Divinity library

 

Applications

To apply, please fill out the form below by 17th May 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 22nd May 2020. We will give priority to applicants currently attending UK state schools and FE colleges, and those from under-represented geographical regions of the UK.

Schools are welcome to bring groups of up to 6 students. Please contact for more information.

Full information will be sent out to participants on 22nd May 2020. Places may still be available after this date, subject to availability. Please email .

 

Funding

There is no charge for attending the day. However, students will be responsible for travelling to and from the Faculty of Divinity at the beginning and end of the event. They will be accompanied by staff between locations during the day.

We have limited discretionary funds to assist with the costs of attendance for
:

  • Anyone eligible for the 16-19 Bursary
  • Anyone eligible for Discretionary Learner Support
  • Children in Care
  • Certain state school groups - please email to enquire.

Please email the if this applies to you. You will be asked to provide evidence of your eligibility. 

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Thank you for your interest in the Study Day. You will be notified by the 22nd May 2020 as to whether your application has been successful.