WHS Schools Essay Competition

WHS, in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh’s School of
History, Classics & Archaeology, are pleased to announce Sean Stout,
St Thomas of Aquins High School, Edinburgh, as the winner of the 2014
schools’ essay competition for Higher History pupils. Sean is picture below with runner-up, Andrei Vitaliev.

Competition winner Sean is pictured with runner-up Andrei, Katie Hunter and Wendy Ugolini.


The essay competition was created to complement the WHS materials for
schools on the history of women’s suffrage. The question was
‘Why did (some) women get the vote in 1918?’ with a word limit of 1500
The judges were delighted with the quality of the entries. The judges felt
the winning essay stood out as intelligently argued, detailed and nuanced. There was an excellent introduction and strong conclusion; written style was direct, punchy and clear. There was an excellent awareness of historiographical debate and very effective use of quotation. Sean is now hoping to pursue History at university.

You can read the winning entry here :

Extended Essay Sean


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