The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants

Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ari writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at the serious long-term impact of antidepressant medication on the natural environment. More effective water treatment technologies are certainly in the pipeline: is this soon to be an environmental success story? CPD [Featured image: Antidepressants. (Wallpaper … Continue reading The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants

Our Generational Duty to Science with a focus on Biomedical Engineering

Aashmi - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: Year 11 student Aashmi elected to write this extended 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 a single word, from the perspective of … Continue reading Our Generational Duty to Science with a focus on Biomedical Engineering

An Oxford Undergraduate’s Guide to… Medicine

Lexey Shipley - GSAL Alumna 2018 Written in 2018 by a first year medical student at Oxford, this unofficial guide provides a detailed, honest insight into the challenging process that aspirant medics must go through to secure a place at a leading university. Bear in mind that this guide is just one student’s reflection on … Continue reading An Oxford Undergraduate’s Guide to… Medicine

In Conversation With… Medicine at Oxford

Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor This month The GSAL Journal caught up with 2018 GSAL leaver and successful Oxbridge applicant Lexy Shipley (Medicine, Oxford). Lexley shares her experience of academic life and making a successful transition from school to university. Mr Dodd was asking the questions. Worcester College, Oxford Hi Lexy! Thank you for … Continue reading In Conversation With… Medicine at Oxford

Wider Learning Resources: Oct 2018

Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Underground Mathematics These resources from Cambridge help students build firm foundations for mathematical understanding by connecting ideas and developing techniques. https://undergroundmathematics.org/ Free online STEP support Developed by the Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics and NRICH, a new online STEP Support Programme has been designed to help potential university applicants develop their advanced … Continue reading Wider Learning Resources: Oct 2018