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The Department of Theology and Religious Studies regularly holds Saturday Study Days for A level teachers. These offer the experience of returning to university for a day, to cover material on the New A level. Days are not board-specific CPD, but cover material which appears on all the public examination specifications in England and Wales. The days offer specialist input from published and well-known scholars in their respective fields. 

Along with the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch, difficult spec material is explained, resources are provided, approaches are discussed, debates are staged. Teachers leave the days with substantially improved subject knowledge, and with novel classroom ideas and strategies to trial with their own students. 

Days have been offered on the following themes

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religious Ethics
  • Christianity
  • Buddhism

If you are interested in any of these days (or in days on Islam, Judaism or Hinduism) please register your interest with Dr Wendy Dossett

Feedback from Teachers:

“At last I feel I can tackle the New Spec with some confidence.”

“Although I thought I knew Christianity well, this study day has opened my eyes to the debates and controversies which are more difficult to resource and teach.”

“I loved the scholars ‘talking heads’ session. I will definitely use that with my students.”

“Helpful to discuss abstract concepts like sunyata, and make sense of material in the Lotus Sutra.”

“Great to have meditation explained by an actual practitioner. So much better than books.”

“This was great value for money – cheaper than Board CPD and more subject-relevant”

“I loved being back at Uni! It makes me remember I love my subject!”

"I am buzzing with ideas for my students now, and so loved learning and discussing again."

"The day was extremely insightful and useful, I certainly feel more confident teaching Ethics next year."