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 firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 4.00pm on … Continue reading Year 7-9 Essay Competition 2020
Elle Fang - Year 13 Historian Outstanding current Year 13 history student Elle Fang recently entered the New College of Humanities (NCH) essay competition. Her excellent essay exploring the contemporary relevance and role of historical study was Highly Commended in the History group; it was one of only four to win a category prize from … Continue reading Can history teach us lessons?
Zara Hossain-Ibrahim - Year 13 Student Zara Hossain-Ibrahim is one of the winners of Peterhouse’s Kelvin Science Prize in 2019. The standard of entries was really high but the judges felt that her essay stood out for its clarity of argument, stylish prose, level of research and originality of thought. This commendation puts her in … Continue reading Should we bring wolves back to Britain – what is the scientific case for re-wilding?
Flaka Tahiri - Year 13 Student Editor's note: This essay was originally published in The GSAL Journal in May 2019. Flaka was writing in response to a Write a Science Blog competition advertised in The GSAL Journal, and then went on to have her work entered into the She Talks Science blog competition run by Murray Edward's College, … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor This exciting GSAL competition, based on the Dukes Education Essay Prize, is open to all students at GSAL. Inspired by the famous past entrance exam for fellows at All Souls College, Oxford, students write an essay in response to a one-word title. Students can choose any subject or combination … Continue reading GSAL Competition: One Word
Mr C Dodd – Staff Editor GSAL Opportunities All departments offer a range of subject enrichment opportunities; please speak to your subject teacher to find out more. The following opportunities may also be of interest: Model United Nations Society –Miss Haigh & Mr Stodolny Debating Society –Mrs Rees, Mr Morley, Mr Westwood, Miss Simpson Public Speaking –Mrs Kurczij … Continue reading Super-curricular Opportunities: May 2019