How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy

James Hardy - 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 … Continue reading How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy

The Apprentice: A platform for young entrepreneurs, or a breeding ground for fame-hungry wannabees?

Oliver Larking - Year 13 Student Editor's Note: Oliver produced this excellent piece of original writing as part of his A-Level English Language course. It explores how and why the cultural hit TV show The Apprentice has evolved through time, and then examines the extent to which it has lost its way and how it … Continue reading The Apprentice: A platform for young entrepreneurs, or a breeding ground for fame-hungry wannabees?

The deepest show on TV: Why we should all be watching Peppa Pig

Harri Cham - Year 10 Student Editor's Note: This well written and highly entertaining social commentary by GCSE English student Harri Cham explores the subliminal world of Peppa Pig, now reported to be a £1bn global phenomenon. CPD The classic kids show about a family of pigs and the struggles of modern society is the … Continue reading The deepest show on TV: Why we should all be watching Peppa Pig

Was Ching Shih a brutal renegade or a visionary feminist?

Mei Whattam - Year 12 Student & Editor-in-Chief, Humanities Journal Feminist. An advocate for women's rights on the grounds of gender parity. Pirate. An individual who commits illegal acts at sea, including robbery, kidnap and torture. In this lies Ching Shih’s great enigma: she was unquestionably successful in protecting female status and upending the status … Continue reading Was Ching Shih a brutal renegade or a visionary feminist?

‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’

Aditi Zamvar - Year 13 Student & Law Society Member Editor's Note: Aditi Zamvar, student leader of the Law Society at GSAL, wrote and submitted this challenging essay for the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. The primary objective of the competition is "to encourage students with an interest … Continue reading ‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’