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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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Brand new #GCSERS event starting today at Horndean Technology College

Aimed at enthusing students about our subject and recruiting for A Level, #DrPeterVardy will explore core topics related to Creation - Science & Religion, Authority of Scripture, Sex & Relationships & Environment...

Series continues Jan '19... certainly not one to miss!

"What a fantastic day we have had today and a great start to the final year of GCSE courses for our year 11 students." Teacher

"He’s made our recruitment for A Level RS a whole lot easier!” Head of RS

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Very much looking forward to starting "Faith" our Year 13 event for students of A level Religious Studies, tomorrow at St Peter's School in York. 😀

Peter will be exploring topics including the Ontological Argument & Conscience and opening up several whole group discussions and a debate about decision making about sex.
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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.

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