Oliver - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Year 12 student Oliver writes here in response to the thought-provoking Art History essay title set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. ‘Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?’ – what are your thoughts on this controversial issue? CPD Touring the British Museum is … Continue reading Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?
Abi - Year 12 Student Editor's note: Do motives matter? Year 12 student, Abi Boggs explores the morality behind using activism in advertising, raising pertinent questions concerning the recent influx of organisations promoting human rights campaigns to sell products. She highlights the ‘hollow words’ in advertising, drawing on LGBTQ+ representation and the corporate involvement in … Continue reading The Impact of ‘Woke’ Advertising
Ella - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: In the final student contribution to the Humanities Journal of the 2019-20 academic year, Ella, now in Year 13, writes powerfully on racism and the need to overcome it for the betterment of society. She speaks about her own personal reflections on this emotive issue during the recent … Continue reading Human family
Aqib - Year 11 Student Editor's note: GSAL student Aqib, now in Year 12, provides the context for this wonderful poem in his own words: "I have been greatly inspired to write just a short poem on a topic that I feel strongly about: this, of course, is the racial tension ravaging the world today. … Continue reading United amidst adversity
Jessica - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. This is the first time that this piece of work has been published online. CPD ‘All translation is a compromise - the effort to be literal and … Continue reading “Traduttore, traditore”- ‘The translator is a traitor’
Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Kate writes here about the use of gendered constructions in the Spanish language. As Kate herself notes, "[this essay] discusses the presence of male/female nouns and endings in the Spanish language - something which has been virtually entirely abolished in the English Language - and … Continue reading Masculine or feminine: how modern ideologies are shaping the Spanish-speaking world
Thomas - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: This well-crafted and expertly argued essay on the chosen word ‘movement’ was originally written for The Dukes Essay Prize by Thomas in Year 12. Thomas embarks on a detailed exploration of the evolution of the French language and linguistics, and examines its decline in the face of increasing … Continue reading Movement: the evolution of the French language
Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Kate has written this thought-provoking opinion piece and asked for it to be shared in The GSAL Journal. As Kate notes, and is happy to share, "this is about how the coronavirus has affected people with hearing loss, such as myself with moderate hearing loss. … Continue reading How coronavirus is impacting people who are hard of hearing
Lauren - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Lauren (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This challenging yet deeply thought-provoking essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. Angie Thomas' novel 'The Hate u Give' has … Continue reading ‘The Hate U Give’ – A true reflection of the realities of police violence?
Archie - Year 10 Student Editor's Note: Year 10 English Language students were tasked with writing descriptively about the room in which they were working; this gem comes from Archie. MJP Upon a hill in North Yorkshire, there sits a house half swallowed by nature. Behind the coarse stone and scratched glass, there is an … Continue reading The Room I’m Working In