Elle Fang - Year 13 Historian Outstanding current Year 13 history student Elle Fang recently entered the New College of Humanities (NCH) essay competition. Her excellent essay exploring the contemporary relevance and role of historical study was Highly Commended in the History group; it was one of only four to win a category prize from … Continue reading Can history teach us lessons?
Tessa Grainger - Year 8 Historian Tessa Grainger (Year 8) has written a short story for the Historical Association Historical Fiction Competition 2019. Historical fiction allows students to use their historical imagination to bring the past to life and to creatively fill some of the many gaps left by the written records that have survived. … Continue reading Missing: The Lost Colony of Roanoke
Izzy Smith - Year 8 Historian Izzy Smith (Year 8) has written a short story for the Historical Association Historical Fiction Competition 2019. Historical fiction allows students to use their historical imagination to bring the past to life and to creatively fill some of the many gaps left by the written records that have survived. … Continue reading The Children of the Revolution
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Salutaris is the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It is an annual publication which provides Sixth Form students the opportunity to showcase their academic writing. It also provides a number of students with editorial experience. The name 'Salutaris' means 'health-giving' or 'beneficial' - i.e. promoting healthy academic discussion and … Continue reading Salutaris 2019
Mr C Dodd – Staff Editor GSAL Opportunities All departments offer a range of subject enrichment opportunities; please speak to your subject teacher to find out more. The following opportunities may also be of interest: Model United Nations Society –Miss Haigh & Mr Stodolny Debating Society –Mrs Rees, Mr Morley, Mr Westwood, Miss Simpson Public Speaking –Mrs Kurczij … Continue reading Super-curricular Opportunities: May 2019
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor In Our Time https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl In Our Time is one of the BBC’s most successful academic discussion programmes. It covers a wide range of topics, including history, philosophy, religion, culture and science, with insightful contributions from leading academics in their chosen field. Each forty minute episode is available to download … Continue reading Podcast: In Our Time
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Be Philosophical Rich and ugly, or poor and pretty? B Solve It! How many socks make a pair? There are four pairs of blue socks and three pairs of red socks in a drawer. In the dark, how many socks must you take out of the drawer to be … Continue reading Developing Thinking Skills: Feb 2019