Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?

Charmaine - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Charmaine writes this heartfelt essay on the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed during an arrest by a white police officer in the city of Minneapolis, USA. Four police officers involved in the events leading to George Floyd's death have since … Continue reading Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?

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

Should legal disputes be determined by artificial, rather than human, means?

Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 student Kate has written this insightful essay in response to the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law competition, organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. Launched in 2013, the Robert Walker Prize has three objectives: to encourage students with an interest in Law to explore that … Continue reading Should legal disputes be determined by artificial, rather than human, means?

Why incarceration is not honouring its intention: have we reached the point of no return?

Eddie - Year 12 Student “Incarceration”, a scary yet supposedly necessary process for the function of society; this article will explore the effectiveness of the judicial system alongside the mental health of prisoners. It goes without saying that crime deserves a just, proportionate sanction and as such, prison sentences are standard in issuing punishments. Ideally, … Continue reading Why incarceration is not honouring its intention: have we reached the point of no return?

Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

Izzy - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This outstanding essay by Izzy was a very worthy winner of this year's GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Izzy is an outstanding student who has already been published twice in The GSAL Journal: … Continue reading Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?

Alfie - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This excellent essay was a 'highly commended' entry into the GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Alfie has previously had a review of the book 'I Am Malala' published in The GSAL Journal. The … Continue reading In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?