Fifth Form Essay Prize Winners

Fifth Form Essay Prize Winners


Last year, Fifth Formers were given the task of writing an essay on a subject of their choice to be in with a chance of winning £100! Pupils could choose their essay title from an approved list of topics and the standard of essays submitted was incredibly high across the year. Two winners were selected and announced this term: Alena Gorb (L6, A) and Will Hardy (L6, S). Alena’s chosen topic was medicine: ‘In an effort to decrease the incidence of mitochondrial disease, England has become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of a human being using DNA from three parents. We anticipate that the first baby created in this way will be born next year. Write an essay on the processes involved in the creation of a human being using this technique AND discuss the ethical implications of this process’. Will’s topic was economics: ‘Considering only the effects on the UK economy or on a particular UK business, evaluate the case for the UK leaving the European Union'.

Read Alena’s essay and Will’s essay here. There were also a number of runners-up and highly commended essays, a list of which can be found below. Congratulations to all pupils!

Alena Gorb Ashmead Medicine Winner

Will Hardy


Southwood Economics Winner
Harry Byrne Christowe
Architecture Runner-up
Milly Fair Ashmead Geography Runner-up
Aiko Fukuda Chandos Medicine Runner-up
Fergus McNeile Newick House Medicine Runner-up
Isobel Salmond Smith Ashmead Physics Runner-up
Alexander Thorpe Boyne House History Runner-up
Ben Adams Boyne House English Highly commended
Jack Burns Newick House History of Art Highly commended
Theresa Grafin Pachta Westal Medicine Highly commended
Ankita Mediratta Westal Theology, Philosophy and Ethics Highly commended
Georgina Rigg Queen's Biology Highly commended
Amy Small Westal Design Technology Highly commended


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