‘Labour Isn’t Working’ – when will they win an election again?

George - 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 February marked the 120th anniversary of the Labour Party but the celebrations were … Continue reading ‘Labour Isn’t Working’ – when will they win an election again?

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?

How does the knowledge of the past help us prepare for the challenges of the 21st century?

Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Writing for the New College of Humanities annual essay competition, Jamie Y12 writes expertly on the disciplines of history, economics and politics, examining the geopolitical challenges of the clash between China and the United States of America. He delves into this case study whilst crafting a broader historical … Continue reading How does the knowledge of the past help us prepare for the challenges of the 21st century?

Coronavirus: ‘a boon to the world’s authoritarians, tyrants and bigots’?

Dorotea - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This wonderful Prezi presentation was researched and created by Dorotea Y9 in response to a recent task set in English (see below). The stimulus for the task was a recent quote from Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian, 2020), "Still, for now, the pandemic has been a boon to the … Continue reading Coronavirus: ‘a boon to the world’s authoritarians, tyrants and bigots’?

Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?

Ananya - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ananya elected to write this carefully researched and well written essay on the chosen word ‘duty’ in response to The Dukes Essay Prize organised by Dukes Education. This competition is inspired by the famous entrance test for All Souls College, Oxford, where students write an essay in response to … Continue reading Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?

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

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