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

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11Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 11: Eat good food that really makes you happy. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PQRA1a9dUM

10Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 10: Ask a friend what made them happy recently. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/mkJvAoJfaT

09Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 9: Bring joy to others by doing something kind for them. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ooxIuANWhk

08Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 8: Find joy in music, sing, play, dance or share. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/t9zSrwgLXG

07Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 7: Do something healthy that makes you feel good. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune #healthy @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/eXIQNq2BnX

06Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 6: Get out into green space and feel the joy nature brings. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune #nature @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/c8cZMButOZ

05Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 5: Think of three things you are grateful for and write them down. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/m7OCIPQATS

04Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 4: Take a photograph of something that brings you joy. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EZMOPQx5lc

03Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 3: Reframe a worry and try to find a helpful way to think about it. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/YlX5myo13N

03Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 2: Say positive things in your conversations with others. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/gTIPUwYTBH

02Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 1: Say positive things in your conversations with others. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/XPxFpzJPGC

01Jun '21

Joyful June - Day 1: Decide to look for what's good every day this month. #Wellbeing #JoyfulJune @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/eWEOFxlsOQ

31May '21

Meaningful May - Day 31: Find three reasons to be hopeful about the future. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/QZ5FY9FCUK

30May '21

Meaningful May - Day 30: Today do something to care for the natural world. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/pt5k1VEeEe

29May '21

Meaningful May - Day 29: Do something special today and make special memories. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EGwqtsaO1S