Class of 2015 graduate Samuel entered the prestigious Julia Wood Essay competition, run annually by St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, this year. The competition judges exclusively History essays.
Whilst narrowly missing out on first place, the quality of Samuel’s work has been recognized by St Hugh’s College and they have invited him to the prize giving dinner at St Hugh’s in October. This is a further example of the high quality of work that students at St John’s produce.
In addition, Samuel’s IB Extended Essay, along with that of fellow class of 2015 graduate Anna-Livia, both scored the maximum 36 out of 36 in History.
Sam ‘very analytical style of writing and great research skills contributed to his success. He interviewed three published Historian’s as well as using a wide variety of good quality resources.
Anna managed to bring together a number of complex theories and present them an intelligent manner. Her evaluation and analysis were of a very high quality.
Congratulations to Samuel and Anna-Livia!