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Politics Students Make National Blog Shortlist

Two Sixth Formers at Bolton School have made a national shortlist of 20 students in this year’s Political Studies Association (PSA) Blog Competition, held in partnership with the FT and supported by UK Parliament. The Girls’ Division’s Zoe Grainger, who just collected her A level results, and Lucas Appleby who is about to start Y13 in the Boys’ Division both made the cut.

Entrants were asked to answer the question of “does the public expect too much of UK politicians?” in a blog style article in less than 600 words. Their writing was judged on how well they had shown organisation and structure, development of ideas, insight into the subject, creativity, evidence of further reading, clarity and style as well as originality.

The competition received 198 submissions from students aged 16-19 in full-time secondary education. The winning blog will be published on the FT, the PSA Blog and printed in the PSA's magazine Political Insight. Entrants will attend an awards ceremony in early September when the overall winner will be announced, Covid-19 regulations permitting. 

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