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Academy Conferences runs the top Philosophy and Ethics days in the UK and Australasia. These intensive one-day programs of short lectures give senior students the opportunity to experience exceptional quality learning with expert lecturers.

Students are offered access to a range of opportunities that will complement, deepen and extend their learning in school. Academy Conferences offers the largest series of national conferences in Australia and the UK and has an established track record for stretching and exciting students.

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Shining a Light on the Path to the Future of Learning

At a time of great uncertainty, we have seen incredible acts of kindness and humbling generosity as teachers continue to support their students while coping with the health risks to themselves, pupils and their families. Workload, blended learning, assessment and mastering new technologies have made this a very demanding year all round. Here at Academy Conferences, prevented by the virus from offering face to face events we have worked with some amazing partners to build world-class platforms for blended learning.

The government has announced that assessment by examination will not go ahead this summer for GCSE and A level courses. Watch this space for how alternative arrangements will work. Schools and colleges must continue to engage as fully as possible with their courses so that students are in the best position possible, whatever arrangements are made for assessment.

On the positive side...

Academy is proud to be shining a light on the path to the future of learning and providing help that will genuinely lighten the load and take the strain.
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Academy Learning’s Learning Lab focuses on skills for Deep Learning.

What is deep learning?

Vital skills required in a post-pandemic world.

Deep learning prepares students for the changes in society, life, and work. Our Learning Lab is designed specifically for the purpose of deeper learning, using pedagogical research and theory founded on the principles of Aristotle. The outcomes are knowledge, understanding, and an enquiring mind.

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The Academy Conferences Masterclass for senior students

In ‘Hiding behind the screen’ philosopher Roger Scruton examines the effects of modern technology on ourselves and the way we relate to others.

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This study day offers a unique provision for academically gifted students. The aim of this study day is to help gifted students to improve their thinking skills, begin to be able to identify what is fundamental from what is trivial.
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