The Sixth Form Study Afternoons provide an opportunity for AS and A-level students to study with a particular department for the afternoon.
They typically consist of three or four 30-40minute talks by individual members of the academic staff, with a concluding 30-minute question-and-answer session. The talks can range from large lectures to group workshops, depending on the subject and programme.
Year 12 student "Gave me a more detailed insight into topics I am currently learning about in my AS course."
Previous and forthcoming study afternoons include:
Early Modern History: Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion: Politics, Religion and Society in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
English: Love Sacred and Profane in Renaissance English Literature: Othello, Doctor Faustus and the Poems of John Donne
English: Shakespeare’s King Lear
English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies: Girl Power? Language, Gender and Identity in The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale, The Handmaid’s Tale and Top Girls
Modern Languages: Language and Film
Philosophy: An Invitation to Philosophy
A list of current events (with dates and times) can be found on the University’s Online Shop.
The price to attend a Sixth Form Study Afternoon is £5 per pupil, with no charge for teachers. Each school may bring a maximum of forty pupils and five teachers to each session.
Teacher "Thank you for a useful and engaging afternoon."
For enquiries about this year’s Sixth Form Study Afternoon events, or to offer suggestions for texts, themes or topics for future events, please contact the Arts and Law Student Experience Manager, Helen Murray, at H.Murray@bham.ac.uk.
[image - Dr Kate Rumbold delivering a lecture on Shakespeare’s Othello for a study afternoon on Renaissance English Literature]