Pembroke North

Oxnet Pembroke North is a unique Humanities 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 2017/18 programme will include:

  • Competitive application process (December/January)
  • Study Day at Pembroke College (February)
  • Six seminars held in Central Manchester on Wednesday evenings (February-April)
  • Three-day Humanities Conference in London (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. Further information and application forms will be available later this term.

The Oxnet North West Theology & Religious Studies Centre

Ashton Sixth Form is delighted to be the host institution for The Oxnet North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre, which opened in November 2013 as a regional centre of excellence for the teaching of Theology, in partnership with Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

About the Centre

The Oxnet North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre was the third ‘subject centre’ to be established by Pembroke College. It follows 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 Theology 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 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 and inter-faith discussion events hosted by community groups. There will also be opportunities to apply for a study skills school led by Pembroke College in London and a residential summer school at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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