Key Stage 5

Sixth Form Seminars

From time to time, we organise special events, focused on a single curriculum subject, such as Art, Science, or RE, which are aimed at Sixth formers, to give them an opportunity to engage with university level debate.

Sixth form pupilFor example, we are able to offer seminars to sixth form students, led by one of our Canon Professors on topics relevant to the AS and A Level RE syllabus. Previous seminar topics have included Morality and War, Ethics and the Recession and the Philosophy of a Suffering God. This is a chance for students to join with pupils from other schools, and to raise their aspirations for the future.  

If you are interested in a seminar on a specific theme, please contact us, well in advance.

Topics which may be available are: 

- Religion and Morality

- Euthanasia

- Just War and Punishment

- Science and Religion

- Christian Doctrine and Spirituality

- Patristics

- Religion and Politics, Film or Literature

- Anglicanism


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'Why more Schools haven’t discovered it is a mystery; they should be rushing to Christ Church with haste! The Sixth Form Seminar fulfilled many objectives, including a taste of University life for the pupils.' (School Chaplain, Berks)

'This (an Art focus day) was a very enjoyable informative event and the feedback from the staff and students was extremely positive.' (Trips Coordinator, Oxfordshire School)

'The seminar was good in terms of developing key skills, as the students had a chance to discuss things, and it was a good opportunity for them to listen to a university-style talk.  The organisation and information provided before the visit was outstanding.'  (Philosophy teacher, 

Student feedback after 'God and the Big Bang', a day exploring Science and Christianity.

'It made me think from a  different point of view and opened my mind to the idea that God could exist'

'The day gave me a different perspective and has inspired me to ask big questions.'

'Sessions were provocative, deeply interesting and discussion based so we were able to respond to views put forward.'

Practical Information for Schools

To find out about upcoming seminars and to book, please contact Jackie Holderness, Cathedral Education Officer 01865 286003 

You'll need to complete a booking form. For further information, see Practicalities