Summer Work 2020
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…

25Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 25: Use one of your strengths in a new or creative way. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/shZD6LAuIY

24Nov '20

A massive thank you goes to the #WKGSCommunity💙 £1917.80 was raised for @BBCCiN from our Non-Uniform Day. Well done everyone! 👏🙌👍😁 #WKGS #ChildrenInNeed #Proud @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/CEnc0TtVC3

24Nov '20

Grab bags of free sanitary products now available to all our #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 & @WKGS_6thForm students. #EndPeriodPoverty #PeriodEquality.  More grab bags will be prepared for students in #WKGS Years 7, 8 & 9 to collect early next month. @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/AzgNHrvgFu

24Nov '20

Great that students in isolation are able to contribute to lessons using @padlet. So impressed with their approach to online learning @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/raJmd0tbsd

24Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 24: Share with a friend something helpful you learned recently. #wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/5C7qbbindA

24Nov '20

Bebras Computing Challenge 2020

Bebras Computing Challenge results - congratulations to WKGS Year 7!

23Nov '20

Calling all Sixth Formers! This is well worth a watch for revision or refining your subject learning. @Lucy_Worsley is as engaging as always 👏#longlivetherevolution @WKGS_6thForm twitter.com/Lucy_Worsley/s…

23Nov '20

Letters will be sent out to Y12 and Y13 students over the next few days for this fabulous event. Alternatively, if you would like to watch from home, you just click on the link below @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm twitter.com/historic_all/s…

23Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 23: Set aside a regular time to pursue an activity you love 🎨🧘‍♀️🎶📚 #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/rYEQ6Pq4G8

23Nov '20

Panorama Documentary – “Is TikTok Safe?” You may be aware that a recent Panorama programme was broadcast titled “Is TikTok Safe?”. This documentary explored some of the issues surrounding the popular social media app. #WKGS have released the letter below offering advice... (1/2)

22Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 22: Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/72z5M4dAR8

21Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 21: Learn a new skill from a friend or share one of yours with them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PHzjNcdN0c

20Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 20: Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you've not tried before. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VXJ0EaJ2el

20Nov '20

In the #WKGSCommunity💙 support is always there for anyone who needs help. @ABAonline #UnitedAgainstBullying #AntiBullyingWeek #WKGS @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/6kTImnT1qE

19Nov '20

Sixth Formers, this is what we’re here for 😜 twitter.com/MyHistoryRocks…