Mr C Dodd - TGJ Staff Editor If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. Zig Ziglar Welcome Welcome back to the The GSAL Journal in 2020. The previous newsletter feels like a decade ago now, but in that time … Continue reading TGJ Newsletter: January 2020
Joshua Grier - Year 13 Student & Deputy Editor, Politics in Review Editor’s Note: Politics in Review would like to remind its readers that this is an independent journal, published entirely by politics students. Therefore, the opinions expressed in this journal are the opinions of the contributors and not the opinions of the school. GG In recent years, … Continue reading Westminster Democracy: Is British Politics Broken?
Dhruv Girish - Year 8 Student Recently, a 16 year old teenager named Greta Thunberg, from Sweden, sailed across the Atlantic on a zero carbon ship to America. Sir David Attenborough produced a very persuading series on how to save our planet. Stacey Dooley, a journalist and documentary producer, highlighted the shocking effects of fashion … Continue reading The Climate Endgame: Can We Stop It?
Vicky Bell - Year 13 Student Editor's Note: Vicky is a talented student with a real flair for creative writing. She decided to write this creative, original short story as part of her A-Level English Language course. It is modeled on a piece published online by wajahat75, entitled 'Flashback: A very short short-story'. Vicky also … Continue reading Lavender: A Flashback
Mr Clements - Librarian All of the following books are available in the Lawson Library at GSAL. Visit the Lawson Library homepage Search the Lawson Library catalogue Who Am I, Again? Lenny Henry In his long-awaited autobiography, Sir Lenny Henry tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Agent Running In … Continue reading Mr Clements Reads…
Jamie Smallbone - Year 12 Student Mongol - the name is synonymous with bloodshed, pillaging and conquest. Was Genghis Khan simply a merciless butcher or a man we should admire as one of the most successful ever exponents of a particular moral framework? Genghis Khan is commonly portrayed in our modern western society as a … Continue reading Genghis Khan: A Dastardly Villain?
Mr Yates - Head of Academic Extension & Oxbridge All students in Y7-Y9 are invited to attempt any one of the three questions below. Answers must not be more than 1,200 words (including any footnotes but excluding bibliographies). Answers should be submitted as Word attachments by email to email@example.com by no later than 4.00pm on … Continue reading Year 7-9 Essay Competition 2020