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

What can we as 21st Century readers take from the 14 year rationing?

Flossie - Year 10 Student Editor's Note: This wonderful short essay from Flossie (Year 10) looks at wartime rationing and the national response to it, before challenging us to think about our own attitudes and actions towards the supply of food during the current coronavirus pandemic. CPD World War 2 started on the 1st of … Continue reading What can we as 21st Century readers take from the 14 year rationing?

The Articulation of Grief in ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’

Harriet - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Harriet (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This excellent and highly compelling essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD It took Tennyson seventeen years to write ‘In … Continue reading The Articulation of Grief in ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’

‘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?

The two-party system is strangling our democracy

Sam - GSAL Alumnus (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Sam (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during his time at GSAL. This excellent short essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD The current state of British politics is likely to push … Continue reading The two-party system is strangling our democracy

Is “a sad tale best for winter”?

Charis - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor's Note: Former student Charis (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 An interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragicomedy and its name Shakespeare’s The Winter’s … Continue reading Is “a sad tale best for winter”?

To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

James - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student James has submitted this fascinating essay on William the Conqueror's Harrying of the North to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Vellacott History Prize essay competition. This competition requires entrants to first propose their own question, avoiding subject content previously or currently being studied as part of any history … Continue reading To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?