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 Secondary pupils and sixth formers, to give them an experience of University life.

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 other schools and be taught by world experts in the fields they are studying, and also have a taste of university-style learning. If you are interested in a seminar on a specific theme, please contact us, well in advance.

Topics available are: 

- Religion and Morality

- Religion and the Public Square

- Euthanasia

- Forgiveness and Politics

- Just War and Punishment

-  World Religions and Interfaith Studies

- Science and Religion

- Christian Doctrine

- Patristics

- Spirituality

- Religion and Politics

- Religion and Film

- Religion and Literature

- History of Church Buildings

- Anglicanism


Students studying am installation in the north transeptFeedback

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)

“The most interesting part of the day was to talk with (to grill) the Canon.”

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

KS5: Student feedback from Magdalen College School and Oxford Academy 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.”

'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, The Dearne Advanced Learning Centre, Barnsley)

Practical Information for Schools

For current visit costs, please see this year’s Primary Education brochure, available as a downloadable PDF on this page, above.

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

Telephone 01865 286003  or