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 remarkable extended essay on the Carolingian Empire in response to the Robson History Prize essay competition organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. The aims of the … Continue reading Did continual military expansion lead to the decay of the Carolingian Empire?
Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 student Kate has written this insightful essay in response to the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law competition, organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. Launched in 2013, the Robert Walker Prize has three objectives: to encourage students with an interest in Law to explore that … Continue reading Should legal disputes be determined by artificial, rather than human, means?
Aditi Zamvar - Year 13 Student & Law Society Member Editor's Note: Aditi Zamvar, student leader of the Law Society at GSAL, wrote and submitted this challenging essay for the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. The primary objective of the competition is "to encourage students with an interest … Continue reading ‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’
Mr C Dodd - TGJ Staff Editor Be Philosophical What is love? If everyone loved everyone would the world be a better place? What different kinds of love are there? (I don’t, for example, love peanut butter the way I love my sisters, so there must be more than one kind) Obviously. Most people from … Continue reading Developing Thinking Skills: September 2019
Flaka Tahiri - Year 13 Student Editor's note: This essay was originally published in The GSAL Journal in May 2019. Flaka was writing in response to a Write a Science Blog competition advertised in The GSAL Journal, and then went on to have her work entered into the She Talks Science blog competition run by Murray Edward's College, … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?
Mr S Yates & Mr C Dodd - GSAL Oxbridge Coordinators All GSAL students who would like to find out more about applying to Oxbridge should register their interest with Mr Yates or Mr Dodd in school. Students in Year 12 can request to be added to the Oxbridge emailing list to receive important updates … Continue reading Oxbridge Bulletin: May 2019
Amy Alexander & Natalia Sanchez Castro - Year 12 Students Amy and Natalia recently attended an Oxford & Cambridge Student Conference at Aintree racecourse. They now share their experience of the day for future Oxbridge applicants. They have also put together a Top Ten Tips to help guide students considering making a future application to … Continue reading Oxford & Cambridge Student Conference
Amy Alexander & Natalia Sanchez Castro - Year 12 Students Amy and Natalia recently attended an Oxford & Cambridge Student Conference at Aintree racecourse. They now share their top ten tips for future Oxbridge applicants. Top Ten Tips 1 Choose The Right Course Pick the subject you love. Attend different master classes and taster courses … Continue reading Top Ten Tips… Applying to Oxbridge
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Be Philosophical How should we treat animals? Is it possible that some animals (dolphins, chimps, birds, dogs etc) have sophisticated languages that we aren’t able to interpret YET? (But we might be able to in the future.) Imagine ordering a burger if you could understand what a cow was … Continue reading Developing Thinking Skills: May 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