Founded in 2010 by Dr Peter Vardy (Vice Principal of Heythrop College, University of London)  we aim to help young people become fully human, able to think deeply and well.

Candle Conferences has worked with more than 100,000 young people and more than 1000 schools in the UK and overseas.  Our events have become a rite of passage, the highlight of successful schools’ calendars. 

Adding value to education for students

We are passionate about Religious Studies and run the most popular events for students of A Level and GCSE Religious Studies in the UK, visiting regional centers from Newcastle to Bristol several times a year…

FAITH has been specially designed to enrich and extend Year 13 students’ learning and covers topics specified by ALL ENGLISH EXAMINATION BOARDS for the full A Level (Year 2 study) in Religious Studies, but also relevant for those studying towards CIE PreU and IB Diploma options Read more»

HAPPINESS has been designed to support your Year 12 students and covers topics specified by ALL ENGLISH EXAMINATION BOARDS for AS Level / A Level Year 1 Study in Religious Studies, but also relevant for those studying towards CIE PreU and IB Diploma options. Sessions will cover… Read more»

Our brand new GCSE event for 2019 CREATION has been designed to enrich and extend your Year 10-11 students and covers topics specified by ALL EXAMINATION BOARDS as part of the Christianity and Thematic Studies modules.  Reference will also be made to Islam and Judaism… Read more»

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“These conferences give my students the opportunity to be not only excellent students

but, just as importantly, the opportunity to become excellent people.

We love them!”

Matthew Thomas, Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

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Adding value to education for teachers and schools

We also work with teachers and schools to add value to education by improving subject-knowledge, providing high-quality resources and bespoke events, tailored to the learning needs of students.

CPD events for teachers at venues across the UK and online, including occasional residentials, plus Bespoke training from whole-staff or departmental INSET to individual coaching.

A day for Gifted and Talented Year 10s, a sixth form enrichment day on financial awareness or a governors’ day on ethos… we can arrange a Bespoke Event which adds value to your curriculum.

Our friends get FREE access to our growing archive of .pdf student notes, CPD materials, videos and PowerPoints.  We also run FREE online CPD for friends during each academic year.

Candle Conferences Religious Studies, Events, CPD and Resources.

We sell a range of popular books and high-quality resources to support teaching and learning for OCR, AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas A Levels in Religious Studies and AQA Philosophy.

Our events are managed and run by experienced teachers, who really understand how schools work and are in the best position to offer help and advice. Do contact us…

Latest Candle Conferences News and Social Media Posts

  • Charlotte Vardy writes… This year we have been working on strategies to help students of all abilities maximize AO2 marks for the new A Level.  This will be of huge importance, given that 60% of the marks are allocated to AO2 and high AO1 marks......

  • OCTOBER 30, 2017 / VARDYCHARLOTTE / EDIT Religion is in decline in 21st Century Britain. This does not seem to be due to an increase in peoples’ understanding of science and acceptance of it as a complete explanation for life.  As Richard Dawkins has observed, even non-religious people remain......

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