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
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?
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
Benjamin Bissett - Year 9 Student On 16th October 2019, Lord John Dyson made an appearance at GSAL as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival 2019. He was interviewed by a fellow lawyer, Cathy Baxandall, who used his recent autobiography to ask him questions about his early life and his career as a judge. This … Continue reading Lord Dyson: A Judge's Journey
James Hardy - Year 12 Student City Square. Leeds town centre.25th of August. This momentous day played host to a dazzling pastiche of blue and gold EU flags and placards demanding a “People’s Vote Now”. In the wake of the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament, the crowd of ‘Remoaners’ felt energised, and the atmosphere … Continue reading Opinion: The Fallacy of a ‘Democratic’ People’s Vote