The Department of History is proud to sponsor a Y12/L6 History essay prize competition. The competition is open to Year 12 or Lower Sixth students from schools and colleges anywhere in the UK (a maximum of two applicants per school/college per year).
There is a prize of £50 for the winning essay, and two runner-up essays will receive commendations.
The essays, of up to 1,500 words, must be on topics from the list provided.
The intention behind the prize is:
- to give A-level History students an opportunity to write about a topic that interests them;
- to encourage them to develop independent study skills;
- to provide schools and colleges with a ‘stretch and challenge’ exercise for their most talented students;
- to recognise the talents of aspiring History students.
Please note that we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful entries. Entrants must be in Y12 or Lower 6th, and be studying A-level History or equivalent.