Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE History

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose History?

‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history’ - Martin Luther King Jnr

  1. Transferable skills
  2. History is relevant
  3. History is an investment in your future
  4. History encourages independence
  5. Studying History provides cultural awareness
  6. History allows us to learn from the past

There are plenty of extra-curricular opportunities with a trip to Belfast and Dublin, a possible trip to Russia and close links to the University of Liverpool.

What is Involved?

The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007

In this module you will learn why British society is the way that it is today. From the creation of the welfare state, the Teddy Boys and rock ’n’ roll of the1950s, you’ll be transported through the scandals of the ‘swinging’ sixties and the turbulence of the striking seventies. The A-level course will propel you through the controversy of the 1980s with yuppies, rioters and 3 million unemployed, through to the ‘girl power’ and Britpop of the 1990s and right past the Iraq War to 2007 with the demise of Tony Blair.

Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855 – 1964

In this module you will chart the transformation of Russia from autocratic rule by the Tsar, to the growth of revolutionary beliefs and the overthrow of the government. Key ideas of Marxism are important in founding the communist state after the Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the characters of Lenin and Stalin come to the fore. The show trials, the work camps (gulags), the Cold War and the cult of Joseph Stalin will fascinate you. This is the real life ‘Animal Farm’ and a regime that killed 20 million people.

Coursework

History coursework is worth 20% of the A-level and it requires an essay of 3,500 words on nationalism in Ireland. We start at the 1798 rebellion against the Protestant Ascendancy, inspired by the French and American revolutions, follow the 1800 Act of Union and its impact, and look at the nationalist movements inspired over the 19th and 20th century.

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examination results

61%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

89%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

What we’ve been up to…

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students #WKGSGeography #WKGSDrama #WKGSMFL 🌍🌎🙌🛫✈️ #Spain 🇪🇸 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #NewYorkCity🗽🇺🇸 #Austria 🎿 🇦🇹 #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students @WKGS_MFL @WKGS_Geography @WKGS_Theatre @WKGS_Science 🌎🙌🛫✈️ #Spain 🇪🇸 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #NewYorkCity🗽🇺🇸 #Austria 🎿 🇦🇹 #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/0k9XyvlFLB

12Feb '20

On Monday 3 of our #WKGSY12 Students (Zachary, Amelia, Elspeth) took part in a debate hosted the Rotary Club in West Kirby. All the students were excellent speakers & they really enjoyed the experience. They were presented with certificates by the Chair of the Rotary Club. 👍👏🙌 https://t.co/a5lmFft4Z8

11Feb '20

The History Department are so grateful for the opportunities provided by #ErasmusPlus @Erasmus_Project. Today Mr Robinson spoke to a group of Hungarian students about Brexit. Fantastic to see him flying our flag in Budapest #wkgspol #politics @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/nWy6ZndCFO

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to #WKGS6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://wkgs.org https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

11Feb '20

Our values are inspired by our school motto:ad metam contendo-strive towards the goal.These 6 core values aren’t simply words on a page.We live & breathe them everyday, driven by our determination to inspire & support every child in the pursuit of their goals,whatever they may be https://t.co/aS1jmgArx8

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to @WestKirbyGS 6th Form is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ wkgs.org wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/UsDfKEi4m1

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to @WKGS_6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ wkgs.org wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/cc6MsfSV46

10Feb '20

Perfect timing for Year 13 revision/ Year 12 consolidation @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY13 #WKGS12 twitter.com/MyHistoryRocks…

10Feb '20

WKGS is hosting a North West Gifted and Talented Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. There are three workshops to choose from. If you would like more information then please click on the images posted below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/OGgWBcYIAF

10Feb '20

Gifted & Talented Workshops March 2020

All of the latest information of how to sign up for the North West Gifted & Talented Workshops in March 2020.

07Feb '20

Year 13 Pol students have been using outlines of people to summarise the key ideas that cause factions and divisions in the Democrat Party @PearsonEdexcel #WKGSY13 #politics @WestKirbyGS #USpolitics https://t.co/8vEBFflSZw

06Feb '20

Thanks @MattiRantonen (and @Erasmus_Project) for providing a fascinating approach to teaching history. Informative and engaging session on the changing relationship between Finland and Britain in WW2 @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY13 #Erasmus https://t.co/wrLUngad0h

06Feb '20

#TimeToTalk Day is today. Choose talk, conversation is powerful. https://t.co/Oilcj1GdY5