Upper Sixth student William Butt’s (Rn) essay on warfare since World War 2 was highly commended and awarded a scholarship to the New College of the Humanities. Here he talks through his reason for entering and details how he tackled the task:
“The topic of my essay was warfare and the extent to which this had changed since World War 2. I found this topic incredibly interesting because it was broad, therefore allowing me to research a range of specific topics which I would not usually learn in lesson time. Mr Jones was brilliant in helping me to direct my research and he taught me techniques which significantly improved my essay.
In my essay, I suggested the simple idea that the rationale for engaging in war has fundamentally remained consistent even prior to World War 2, but that the means by which people achieve their aims during a war have drastically changed, and this was the primary focus. I discussed the theory of mutually assured destruction, counterinsurgency, hybrid warfare, and the influence that each has had on the other.”