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Philosophy & Ethics Students Take Part in AIM RE Conference

posted 4 Mar 2016, 02:24 by   [ updated 4 Mar 2016, 02:41 ]
14 year 11 GCSE Philosophy and Ethics students took part in the AIM RE conference at Central London Schools for Girls on 3/03/2016. This was to help them to prepare for their GCSE exams in May. The aim of the conference is stretch the very brightest students in the country to fulfil their potential in Philosophy and Ethics and to prepare them for the rigours of A’level and degree level study. This is also an opportunity to question some of the foremost religious and philosophical thinkers in Britain.

There were 3 speakers: Miriam Mason-Sesay who is the director of a charity called EducAid which works in Sierra Leone, Waqar Ahmadi who spoke on the existence of God and the problems of Evil and Suffering and Cardinal Vincent Nichols who spoke about the Sanctity of Life.

Students were able to question the speakers during the conference. Jess Davies asked Cardinal Vincent Nichols; “what kind of God did he believe in?” To which he replied “A God who is kind, loving, compassionate and universal.”

The students now feel prepared to start their revision and look forward to great success in their Philosophy and Ethics exam. Many of the year 11 class are planning on taking their studies further at A’level.