Sarika - Year 8 Student Editor's note: Year 8 student Sarika's Lockdown Poem was written in response to the Daily Telegraph Teen Writing Competition, 2021. Sarika's choice of topic is highly appropriate, capturing beautifully some of the challenges presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CPD On November 2019, When all was good, Something went wrong. … Continue reading Lockdown Poem
When, if ever, should one be criminally liable for infecting another person with a disease?
Charlotte - Year 12 Student Editor's note: Year 12 student Charlotte writes here in response to the law question set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. Set against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the often contested social restrictions put in place - for example, 'Stay Home. Protect the … Continue reading When, if ever, should one be criminally liable for infecting another person with a disease?
Dhruv - Year 9 Student Editor's note: Year 9 student Dhruv writes here about his personal experiences of coronavirus lockdown. He talks of missing the joys of summer and playing cricket, but comes to realise the value of social interaction, time spent with family, and even time spent in the classroom. This is Dhruv's third … Continue reading Lockdown Life
Economic impact of COVID on the BAME community
Anika - Year 10 Student Editor's note: There is a growing awareness that, "Current evidence for COVID-19 shows that those from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background and males have been disproportionately impacted, with age and specific underlying conditions also associated with more severe illness. " (British Medical Association). However, there has been far … Continue reading Economic impact of COVID on the BAME community
Strategies used to control the coronavirus pandemic
Anushree - Year 9 Student Editor's note: Talented student Anushree, now in Year 10, recently undertook extensive research into the wide-ranging strategies implemented by nations around the world as they attempted to control the coronavirus pandemic in its early stages. The pandemic has evolved since this article was originally written and the statistics have therefore … Continue reading Strategies used to control the coronavirus pandemic
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
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’?
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?
Vaccines: a key scientific discovery
Ayushman - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Ayushman (Year 12) entered this short essay in The Oxford Scientist Schools' Writing Competition. The brief was to write in no more than 700 words about 'a scientific discovery, invention or advance that still affects the world today.' Given the current challenge that we face in searching for … Continue reading Vaccines: a key scientific discovery