Essay Writing Competition for our Year 13 Psychology Students

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28th Mar 2023

At the beginning of the Spring Term a selection of Year 13 Psychology students were invited to take part in an essay writing competition. Students had to research the essay topic independently and it challenged them to explore a new  area of psychology that they did not study as part of their course.

All submitted essays had to be fully APA referenced ensuring that students learn these necessary skills ready for further study at university. Students were asked to discuss in their essays whether female offenders should be treated differently to male offenders. As part of their arguments they were expected to explore a range of views and use relevant psychological research to support them.

All essays were submitted anonymously and completed in students own time. This was a very competitive process, with students showing they were able to produce a very high standard of work.

There was very little difference in scores between the essays submitted making judging very difficult. However, prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the following students:

Sarah G – 1st place

Ella B – 2nd place

Jessie B – 3rd place

Congratulations to all of the students that took part and our winners.

The winning essay can be read here.