Royal Hospital School Applauds Year 12 Psychologists for Triumph in National Essay Competitions



Royal Hospital School (RHS) in Holbrook, Ipswich is celebrating its Year 12 psychologists for their outstanding achievements in prestigious national essay competitions last term.

Bella P, a standout student at RHS has clinched the coveted first prize in the national Psychstix essay writing competition in conjunction with the Association for the Teaching of Psychology (ATP) and Edge Hill University. The competition, themed “How should psychologists leverage the recent advances in modern technology in their research and/or practice?”, drew submissions from across the nation.

Bella’s essay not only captivated the judges with its depth of insight but also emerged triumphant against stiff competition from exceptional schools. As a testament to her accomplishment, Bella will be awarded a £50 prize and will receive a curated collection of psychology resources and goodies, benefiting both herself and her classmates. Her essay will also be published in ‘The Psychologist’ (the journal produced by the British Psychological Society) – a huge honour.

In a parallel triumph, Harriet G has secured victory in the Tutor2U competition. Her essay, responding to the prompt “Discuss the consequences of culturally biased research and make suggestions on how to reduce culture bias in psychology”, distinguished itself through its profound knowledge, insightful analysis, and exceptional writing skills. Harriet’s outstanding performance has earned her subject resources as her prize, and her essay is set to be published in the upcoming edition of Tutor2U’s magazine this term. The judging panel commended Harriet, stating, “your essay was great and really addressed the brief, and demonstrated great knowledge, insight, and writing skills.”

Kelly Wilcock, Head of Psychology at RHS commented on the pupils’ achievements saying:

“The psychology department is absolutely thrilled with the achievements of both Bella and Harriet.  They have demonstrated such interest, understanding and ability in this popular and fascinating subject. It is a pleasure to teach such dedicated pupils and we look forward to seeing what they achieve next; they are the future of psychology.”

These achievements highlight RHS’ commitment to fostering academic excellence and preparing students for success in national competitions. The school takes great pride in Bella and Harriet’s accomplishments and extends its congratulations to them for their outstanding contributions to the field of psychology.

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