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  • Year 13 student Natasha met the famous philosopher Peter Vardy as part of a Newcastle trip to attend an A Level Philosophy and Ethics conference. Natasha contributed to the debate on whether religion will still have a place in the 22nd century. pic.twitter.com/ad0crrWZsj — Nunthorpe......

  • ‘Being brought up in a Muslim household, I have been taught throughout my life that, “Knowledge is half of religion.”As a result, a desire to learn about anything and everything has been with me for as long as I can remember. However, my desire to......

  • 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......

  • Charlotte Vardy writes… Following a twitter exchange with @iTeachRE and @gerdunne71 this morning, I have been updating my knowledge of useful websites for teaching the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, whether at GCSE or A Level.  @iTeachRE asked if I would share a list, so......

  • CHARLOTTE VARDY WRITES: OCR A Level Religious Studies H573 was accredited yesterday, meaning that we RS teachers finally have a full set of specifications to choose from and to plan from in advance of September.  This is very good news as there are still weeks......

  • Charlotte Vardy writes… Despite the tsunami of change that is engulfing Religious Studies and Philosophy departments across the country this year, Candle’s events for students and teachers of GCSE and A Level were a great success.  Many thanks to the hundreds of schools and teachers......

  • Reviewing version 2 of the eduqas GCE A Level RS specification this afternoon http://www.eduqas.co.uk/quali…/religious-studies/as-a-level/ Sadly it is not looking as promising as version 1… however none of the other boards’ version 2s seem to be available yet, so my verdict is still wait and see!......

  • Following on from her blog last month, Charlotte Vardy reviews the four examination boards draft A Level specifications for our November newsletter and recommends looking at the Eduqas option… This month every RS and Philosophy teacher in the land is preoccupied with qualifications reform. Choices......

  • Qualifications Reform SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 / VARDYCHARLOTTE This term every RS and Philosophy teacher in the land is preoccupied with qualifications reform.  Boring yes, but important none the less.  The choices are difficult and not a little confusing. Firstly, the A Level Philosophy of Religion......

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Spent today completing the 32 page student notes for our "Faith" event for Year 13 students of A Level RS.

They are looking really good, if I do say so myself... 😀

Covering the Nature of God, Religious Language, Ontological Argument, Conscience & Sex - and aiming to extend understanding and show the synoptic connections between topics as well as boost AO2 skills, they should be really useful whatever board or options you are taking.

Don't forget that you can book both this event and the Year 13 revision event / webinar package for the special price of £35, if you book and pay online before 9/11/18.

* This would save at least £12 and would give your Y13 students a full-day event in November, a live revision event or online equivalent in March plus four evening revision webinars in the weeks leading up to the exams.

* Booking this event also gives teachers FREE places at our John Hick study day in February / March and the first 100 bookings will receive our new Natural Law teaching resource (rrp. £24.99) for free as well.

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Last week we interviewed Professor Gavin DaCosta on the life and work of John Hick, innocent suffering, religious pluralism and exclusivism, amongst other things...

We make every effort to use the latest scholarship in our events and resources, making research accessible to teachers and providing them with the resources to bring the specifications to life.

If you want to find out more about Professor Da Costa's work, how his position relates to that of Hick and Rahner, why not come along to our teacher study-day on Saturday 2nd February (or online on the 9th March)...

This CPD is even FREE if you are a "Friend of Candle Conferences" and book students onto one of our A Level events before half-term (otherwise £150).

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More Events for GCSE and A Level Religious Studies with Dr Peter Vardy

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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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.

Ready to book a conference with Candle Conferences? Buying conference tickets is easy and secure using a credit or debit card now, or send an invoice-request to our team…