Category Archives: Current Event Commentaries

Source: https://theconversation.com/how-to-protect-nuclear-plants-from-terrorists-57094 Hi GP students, You may want to have a look at this article and useful resource from The Conversation. It highlights ongoing developments in terrorist activities and how our energy production infrastructure may be exposed or vulnerable to attack. This will be relevant to those of you preparing topics on the following: a.  War […]

Source: https://theconversation.com/taking-on-modern-slavery-and-the-challenge-of-making-it-history-24563 Hi GP students, You may want to have a look at this article and useful resource from The Conversation. It highlights the tragic and on-going modern slave trade or similar exploitative practices caused by globalization and some efforts to address the issue. This will be relevantto those of you preparing topics on the […]

Source 1: https://theconversation.com/six-things-a-tax-haven-expert-learned-from-the-panama-papers-57308 Source 2: https://theconversation.com/panama-papers-this-is-a-chance-to-fix-a-long-broken-system-57198   Hi GP students, You may want to have a look at these two articles and useful resources from The Conversation. They highlight the recent Panama Papers leak and its consequences (or lack thereof) on the rich global elite. The points raised may be relevant to those of you preparing either […]

Source: https://theconversation.com/out-of-the-ashes-of-afghanistan-and-iraq-the-rise-and-rise-of-islamic-state-55437 Hi GP students, You may want to have a look at this article and useful resource from The Conversation. It highlights on-going developments in the Middle-East that may be relevant to those of you preparing topics on the following: a.  War & Conflict b.  Political developments (especially on the specific concept of vulnerable, weak or […]

Source: https://theconversation.com/new-plastic-munching-bacteria-could-fuel-a-recycling-revolution-55961 Hi GP students, You may want to have a look at this article and useful resource from The Conversation. It highlights a recent innovation in bio-chemistry that may be relevant to those of you preparing Science & Technology as one of your main General Paper essay topics for the A levels. Two questions from […]

Source:  https://theconversation.com/heres-why-immigrant-students-perform-poorly-52568 Hi GP students, You may want to have a look at this article and useful resource from The Conversation. It raises some interesting positions and theories on achievement gaps for immigrant communities in the United States. This will be relevant to those of you preparing topics on the following: a.      Inequality b.      Education […]