Pembroke North

OxNet Pembroke North is a unique Humanities and Social Sciences programme focused on the Enlightenment which prepares participants for intensive learning in competitive universities. The programme is multi-disciplinary, covering History, Politics, Philosophy, Literature and Economics, and aims to develop study skills as well as subject knowledge. Students who have taken part in Pembroke North in previous years have gone on to study at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.

The 2019/2020 programme will include:

  • Competitive application process (December/January)
  • Study Day at Pembroke College (February)
  • Six seminars held in Central Manchester on Tuesday evenings (February-April)
  • Three-day Humanities Conference at the University of Manchester (April)
  • Five-day summer residential at Pembroke College (August)

Applicants should be studying at least one Humanities subject at college and are expected to attend all parts of the programme.


The Goldsmiths’ Sutherland Centre for Philosophy and World Religions

Ashton Sixth Form is delighted to be the host institution for The Goldsmiths’ Sutherland Centre for Philosophy and World Religions, which officially launched under its new name in November 2019 as a regional centre of excellence for the teaching of Philosophy, Religions and related subjects, in partnership with Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

About the Centre

Ashton Sixth Form College was chosen as the third ‘subject centre’ to be established by Pembroke College. It followed the successful model of The East End Classics Centre at BSix Sixth Form College in Hackney, opened in 2012, and The North West Science Centre (with Corpus Christi College, Oxford) at South Cheshire College, launched in September 2013.

The Centre aims to raise the profile of Philosophy, Religion and related degree subjects among students who do not traditionally choose to pursue these subjects to undergraduate level, to introduce students to university-style learning, and to equip them to make applications to leading universities. It offers an intensive academic programme open to Year 12 students in state sixth forms across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The programme includes lectures and seminars delivered by academics from some of the country’s leading universities, a two-day conference at the University of Manchester and a residential summer school at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.


OxNet Languages

The OxNet Languages programme is new for 2019/20! The intensive course takes twenty Year 12 pupils studying either French, German or Spanish at A Level (or equivalent) from the North West of England and London. It is an interdisciplinary course, aiming to answer the question, “What does it mean to be European?” through the study of history, literature and language.

Students taking part in the OxNet Languages programme will participate in:

  • Competitive application process (December/January)
  • Study Day at Pembroke College (February)
  • Six seminars held in Warrington on Thursday evenings (February-April)
  • Three-day Languages Conference at Lancaster University (April)
  • Five-day summer residential at Pembroke College (August)

OxNet Science

Pembroke College have offered an OxNet Science week as part of the summer residential for a number of years, and are now pleased to launch an intensive sciences programme for 2019/20! This new intensive course takes twenty Year 12 pupils studying Science from the North West of England and London, studying the science of Natural and Artificial Autonomy. Pupils will examine academic material from the worlds of robotics, mathematics and biology.

Students taking part in the OxNet Science programme will participate in:

  • Competitive application process (December/January)
  • Study Day at Pembroke College (February)
  • Six seminars held in Warrington on Thursday evenings (February-April)
  • Three-day Sciences Conference at the University of Manchester (April)
  • Five-day summer residential at Pembroke College (August)

For more information about OxNet, please contact Rebecca Crossfield in Student Services or go to www.ox-net.org

 

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