Local Colleges Gather for RS Conference
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Sixth Form students of RS and Philosophy from local schools and colleges joined Bolton School pupils for a Religious Studies Sixth Form Conference.
Year 12 and 13 pupils from Cardinal Newman, Bolton College, Winstanley College, Salford College, Turton High School and Thornleigh Salesian, along with PGCE students from MMU and Liverpool Hope, attended the conference which was led by John Waters - co-editor of Dialogue magazine, writer and interviewer for Socratic Ideas, and Head of Religion and Philosophy at Parkstone Grammar School in Dorset. John is also an experienced GCSE and A Level examiner.
John led sessions specific to the RS and Philosophy A Level course. Central to all talks was a focus on examination technique, enabling students to appreciate what is required in order to achieve the higher grades at AS and A2. Topics covered included Abortion/Euthanasia, Virtue Ethics, The problem of evil and innocent suffering, and Miracles. Year 13 pupil Olivia Brown said: "I found the RS conference incredibly interesting and it gave me further insight into the topics I have been studying. I feel it was a useful day as I have been able to expand my knowledge and better my exam technique."