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Annual Essay Competition - reminder

31 March 2017

Senior School girls are reminded about this year’s essay competition. The competition was launched on Humanities Day, Wednesday 1 March. Entrants are required to submit an essay on one of the following questions, all of which are of a humanities theme:

Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8, 9

  • The study of Classics / Geography / History impacts on our everyday life. Discuss.
  • The Greeks or the Romans - which are more interesting? Why?
  • Geography can be seen in everything we do. Using a variety of examples, prove this.

Key Stage 4 - Years 10 and 11

  • Without an understanding of the world we cannot find our place within it. The Humanities help teach us about the world. Discuss.
  • Although non-vocational, the Humanities subjects teach key life skills. Discuss.
  • “What did the Romans ever do for us?”. Discuss.
  • Improving health is a priority for development. Discuss.

Key Stage 5 - Years 12 and 13

  • The most important study of all is the study of Humanity.  Discuss.
  • Greek Tragedy still resonates clearly with today’s world. Discuss.
  • To see the world is to understand the world. Discuss.

Conditions of entry:

  • Typed.
  • Max. of 1500 words.
  • Choose one question from your keys stage category below.
  • Deadline Tuesday 25 April.
  • Submit entries electronically to Mrs Rees (
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner up.

The closing date is Tuesday 25 April, the first day of the summer term. Good luck to all girls!


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