Anika - Year 10 Student Editor's note: There is a growing awareness that, "Current evidence for COVID-19 shows that those from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background and males have been disproportionately impacted, with age and specific underlying conditions also associated with more severe illness. " (British Medical Association). However, there has been far … Continue reading Economic impact of COVID on the BAME community
‘The Mansion Tax is an idea whose time has come’. Discuss.
Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Talented economist Jamie, now in Year 13, writes once again for the Humanities Journal, examining whether now is the time to implement a Mansion Tax. He tackles three key points: the issues with the taxation of property, the under taxation of wealth and widening economic inequality. He neatly … Continue reading ‘The Mansion Tax is an idea whose time has come’. Discuss.
The UK Furlough Scheme
Anika - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring young economist Anika, still 'only' in Year 9, explores the UK furlough scheme implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anika presents her argument as a series of thoughtfully posed questions, and evaluates the relative merits of Chancellor of the Exchequor Rishi Sunak's programme through comparison with … Continue reading The UK Furlough Scheme
How does the knowledge of the past help us prepare for the challenges of the 21st century?
Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Writing for the New College of Humanities annual essay competition, Jamie Y12 writes expertly on the disciplines of history, economics and politics, examining the geopolitical challenges of the clash between China and the United States of America. He delves into this case study whilst crafting a broader historical … Continue reading How does the knowledge of the past help us prepare for the challenges of the 21st century?
Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?
Ananya - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ananya elected to write this carefully researched and well written essay on the chosen word ‘duty’ in response to The Dukes Essay Prize organised by Dukes Education. This competition is inspired by the famous entrance test for All Souls College, Oxford, where students write an essay in response to … Continue reading Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?
Alexander Hamilton in American History
Nicole - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Nicole (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This thought-provoking essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD Alexander Hamilton had a profound yet understated role in American history, … Continue reading Alexander Hamilton in American History
How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?
James - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: The New College of Humanities (NCH) organise an annual essay competition open to ambitious and talented students from around the world who are in their penultimate year of secondary education (equivalent to Year 12 in the UK). This is an opportunity to show both academic potential and passion … Continue reading How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?
US-China Trade War: A UK Perspective
Anika Bansal - Year 9 Student Why is there a dispute? Due to opposite views on the trade imbalance and their economy, the US and China rivalry has developed into a full-blown trade war. The US has criticised China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft. The common belief in China regarding this matter … Continue reading US-China Trade War: A UK Perspective
How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy
James - Year 12 Student One tenet of economic theory is the efficient use of resources or factors of production, be they land, labour, capital or entrepreneurship. This is because it reduces wastage and so these factors of production can be used for other purposes, facilitating greater economic growth. However, gross social inequality pervades our … Continue reading How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy
Review: Talk by Tim Marshall
Benjamin Bissett (Year 8) & Tom White (Year 13) On the 28th February 2019, GSAL and councillor Dan Cohen (Conservative councillor for Alwoodley) hosted and sponsored a talk by Tim Marshall, former diplomatic editor and foreign affairs editor for Sky News. Marshall, who was educated at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, spoke about how … Continue reading Review: Talk by Tim Marshall