Three Lower Sixth boys have had recent success in national essay competitions. Oliver Bater, won the prestigious New College of Humanities Essay Competition. The competition, judged by AC Grayling, invited students to write essays on a range of different humanities subjects including philosophy, politics, economics and history.
Oliver chose to write an essay on the philosophy prompt: What is Utilitarianism, Can it be defended? His essay was awarded first prize, beating 1800 entries to a cash prize of £3000.
Kareem Jafree was shortlisted in the Economics category. He discussed whether rich countries could improve the living standards of developing countries.
Timothy Chan has also been highly commended for his entry to the Land Economy Essay Competition of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, in which he wrote about responses to the UK housing crisis.