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?
Julian Wood - GSAL Alumnus & Oxford Graduate Outstanding GSAL alumnus Julian Wood has recently graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford, with a degree in History & English. During his time in the Sixth Form at school, under the expert supervision of recently-retired deputy head Mr Lunn, Julian undertook an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ); here, Julian … Continue reading De-mystifying the Despot: An EPQ Journey from West Yunnan to West Yorkshire
Tessa Grainger - Year 8 Historian Tessa Grainger (Year 8) has written a short story for the Historical Association Historical Fiction Competition 2019. Historical fiction allows students to use their historical imagination to bring the past to life and to creatively fill some of the many gaps left by the written records that have survived. … Continue reading Missing: The Lost Colony of Roanoke
Izzy Smith - Year 8 Historian Izzy Smith (Year 8) has written a short story for the Historical Association Historical Fiction Competition 2019. Historical fiction allows students to use their historical imagination to bring the past to life and to creatively fill some of the many gaps left by the written records that have survived. … Continue reading The Children of the Revolution
Matthew Abel - Year 10 Student Matthew Abel (Year 10) writes on the theme of 'Security', in response to the recent One Word essay writing competition advertised in The GSAL Journal. Matthew's chosen topic is the cryptanalysis of the famous Enigma ciphering machine that proved to be so critical in the outcome of World War … Continue reading The Cryptanalysis of Enigma
Benjamin Bissett & Izzy Smith - Year 8 members of 2008 Society Year 8 members of 2008 Society explore the design of Leeds Town Hall Curiosity – Investigation – Reflection The first offsite meeting of the 2008 Society was held at the Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 20th November. Having split into small groups, our … Continue reading Exploring Leeds Town Hall
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Space - a necessary frontier? It was 1968 when Bill Anders, astronaut aboard Apollo 8, captured the remarkable ‘Earthrise’ photograph and inspired a new generation of environmentalists. Fast-forward 40 years and China, in a show of growing technological strength, has recently germinated the first seed on the moon. Elon … Continue reading What’s News: Space – a necessary frontier?