Year 13 Economics Student Awarded 'Very High' Commendation in John Locke Institute Essay Competition

Posted by SJV - Friday 9 October 2020

We are very proud to announce that Robbie Hicks in 13S has been awarded a ‘Very High’ Commendation for his entry in the John Locke Institute Essay Competition 2020, competing against 2740 entries from 80 countries. Robbie submitted his essay on ‘What is the socially efficient level of crime?’ to the Economics subject category of the competition, which was judged by senior academics from the University of Oxford. Well done Robbie.

The John Locke Institute encourages young people to cultivate the characteristics that “turn good students into great writers: independent thought, depth of knowledge, clear reasoning, critical analysis and persuasive style”. The Institute states:

“Our Essay Competition invites students to explore a wide range of challenging and interesting questions beyond the confines of the school curriculum. Entering an essay in our competition can build knowledge, and refine skills of argumentation. It also gives students the chance to have their work assessed by experts.”

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