‘Labour Isn’t Working’ – when will they win an election again?

George - 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 February marked the 120th anniversary of the Labour Party but the celebrations were … Continue reading ‘Labour Isn’t Working’ – when will they win an election again?

Salutaris 2020

Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Welcome to the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It is an annual publication that provides Sixth Form students in their final year of study the opportunity to showcase their academic writing. It also provides a number of students with editorial experience. The name ‘Salutaris’ … Continue reading Salutaris 2020

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’?

Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?

Ananya - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ananya elected to write this carefully researched and well written 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 … Continue reading Duty: whose duty is it to alleviate poverty?

Alexander Hamilton in American History

Nicole - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Nicole (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This thought-provoking essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD Alexander Hamilton had a profound yet understated role in American history, … Continue reading Alexander Hamilton in American History

The two-party system is strangling our democracy

Sam - GSAL Alumnus (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Sam (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during his time at GSAL. This excellent short essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD The current state of British politics is likely to push … Continue reading The two-party system is strangling our democracy

Why Labour’s voters deserted the party, and why they were right to do so

Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Writing for the GSAL Humanities Journal, Jamie explores some of the issues pertinent to Labour's sizeable defeat in the General Election held in the UK in December 2019. This is Jamie's second essay to be published in the Humanities Journal: his first piece, entitled Genghis Khan: A Dastradly … Continue reading Why Labour’s voters deserted the party, and why they were right to do so

How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?

James - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: The New College of Humanities (NCH) organise an annual essay competition open to ambitious and talented students from around the world who are in their penultimate year of secondary education (equivalent to Year 12 in the UK). This is an opportunity to show both academic potential and passion … Continue reading How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?

Westminster Democracy: Is British Politics Broken?

Joshua Grier - Year 13 Student & Deputy Editor, Politics in Review Editor’s Note: Politics in Review would like to remind its readers that this is an independent journal, published entirely by politics students. Therefore, the opinions expressed in this journal are the opinions of the contributors and not the opinions of the school. GG In recent years, … Continue reading Westminster Democracy: Is British Politics Broken?