As part of Strode’s commitment to promoting academic excellence the Social Science AS Law students have recently participated in an essay competition entitled ‘Can the death penalty ever be justified?’
The subject of the death penalty was chosen to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the last execution in Britain. To take part in the competition the students had to produce an essay of between 1,500 and 2,500 words and were required to research both sides of the argument for the death penalty and to reach a conclusion.
The purpose of the exercise was to stretch and challenge students and develop their skills in research, critical thinking, literacy and ICT. The students also took part in an organised debate to explore both sides of the argument.
A winning essay was selected from each of the three AS Law classes and a certificate and Amazon gift voucher was presented to the three winners, James Quail, Chloe MacKinnon and George Marenghi.
Congratulations to the winners and all our AS Law students for the quality of work produced.