Sam - 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 On February 26th 2020, the Queen signified her royal assent … Continue reading The Government’s Act of Terrorism
Category: Social Sciences
What is schizophrenia?
Jakub - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student and aspirant medic Jakub writes here about schizophrenia for the GSAL Science Magazine. This is Jakub's third publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Jakub here. CPD The basics of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious and lifelong chronic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects … Continue reading What is schizophrenia?
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
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?
The UK Furlough Scheme
Anika - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring young economist Anika, still 'only' in Year 9, explores the UK furlough scheme implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anika presents her argument as a series of thoughtfully posed questions, and evaluates the relative merits of Chancellor of the Exchequor Rishi Sunak's programme through comparison with … Continue reading The UK Furlough Scheme
Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?
Michal - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Michal writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the fascinating topic of robot rights. As Michal notes, "[a]rtificial intelligence raises serious questions about philosophical boundaries. While we may ask if sentient robots are conscious or deserving of rights, it forces us to pose basic questions like ‘What … Continue reading Robot Rights – an impossibility or an inevitability?
What have the rubbish dumps of Oxyrhynchus ever done for us?
Mei – Year 12 Student & Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Editor's Note: In a rich vein of form and with her passion for classical studies burning bright, Year 12 student Mei, founder and current Chief Editor of the school’s Humanities Journal, writes once again for us here. In this essay she explores Oxyrhynchus, a well-known 'rubbish dump' … Continue reading What have the rubbish dumps of Oxyrhynchus ever done for us?
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?
Was Achilles’ rage a symptom of conscious injustice or of an infantile psychopathologic disorder?
Mei - Year 12 Student & Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Mei, founder and current Chief Editor of the school’s Humanities Journal, researched and composed this daunting yet enlightening extended essay on Achilles, the mythological Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character of Homer's Illiad. Mei writes here in response … Continue reading Was Achilles’ rage a symptom of conscious injustice or of an infantile psychopathologic disorder?
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’?