“Traduttore, traditore”- ‘The translator is a traitor’

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’

Masculine or feminine: how modern ideologies are shaping the Spanish-speaking world

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

Movement: the evolution of the French language

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

How coronavirus is impacting people who are hard of hearing

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

‘The Hate U Give’ – A true reflection of the realities of police violence?

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?

Relative Pronouns in Spanish

Narayan - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Narayan, studying Spanish in Year 12, has produced a fun revision artefact on a difficult grammar point in Spanish: the relative pronouns. RR https://youtu.be/0EHlVB5UwGY Letras / Lyrics This song’s about pronouns but they’re relative They’re used in clauses that are relative  This type of clause is subordinate  Like … Continue reading Relative Pronouns in Spanish

Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive

Lucy-Anne - Year 13 Musician Editor's Note: Please enjoy this remote recording of Lucy-Anne in Year 13 singing ‘Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive’. Lucy-Anne chose the song for its positivity, and is happy to share it among the school community. Composed in 1944, with music by Harold Arlen, composer of, among others, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’; lyrics … Continue reading Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive