Imogen - Year 12 Student Editor's note: This insightful essay written by talented student Imogen, now in Year 13, was shortlisted for the Political Studies Association Student Blog Competition 2020. Students from across the UK were invited to write 500-600 words on 'Does the public expect too much of UK Politicians?' Students were required to demonstrate … Continue reading ‘Does the public expect too much of UK politicians?’
The Government’s Act of Terrorism
Sam - 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 On February 26th 2020, the Queen signified her royal assent … Continue reading The Government’s Act of Terrorism
Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?
Charmaine - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Charmaine writes this heartfelt essay on the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed during an arrest by a white police officer in the city of Minneapolis, USA. Four police officers involved in the events leading to George Floyd's death have since … Continue reading Could the murder of George Floyd be a turning point in society?
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
Climate crisis: what is the role of the arts and humanities in defining the relationship between people and nature?
Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Kate writes expertly here in response to the Newnham College (Cambridge) Modern & Medieval Languages Essay Prize. All female students currently in Year 12 at a UK school may enter the annual essay prizes. The level of academic research and skill in written communication on display here is … Continue reading Climate crisis: what is the role of the arts and humanities in defining the relationship between people and nature?
A Union of Equals
Andrew - Year 13 Student Editor's Note: This article was first published in GSAL's student-led Politics in Review magazine. CPD The United Kingdom is often described as a union of equals, implying an equal partnership between the four constituencies of the United Kingdom. It is for this reason that devolved assemblies exist in Scotland, Wales … Continue reading A Union of Equals
The Benefits of Brexit
George Gearty - Year 13 Student & Chief 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 … Continue reading The Benefits of Brexit
Health Care in Norway
Beth Jordan - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Former student Beth Jordan was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This thought-provoking essay on health care in Norway was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. Mr Dodd (TGJ Staff Editor) Life … Continue reading Health Care in Norway