Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in any Humanities subject at GCSE

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose Politics?

Ernest Benn described politics as

‘’the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.”

  1. Politics helps you to know your rights
  2. Politics clarifies what you yourself believe
  3. Politics is a living, breathing subject
  4. Politics helps you to understand our nation's parties
  5. Politics prepares you for adult life 
What is Involved?

In the first year of the course, students will study British politics which is assessed in two examination papers. In one, they will explore the workings of democracy and the policies of different political parties, dissect voter behaviour and follow the role of the media in politics. Students will also appreciate key political ideologies of Conservatism, Liberalism and Socialism. In the next paper, students will understand the inner workings of government from how parliament functions to the role of the Prime Minister and the elusive British constitution. At a time of great constitutional change, in the wake of Brexit and changing leadership in the main political parties, this is the most exciting time to be studying British politics.

In the second year of study, students will explore another paper in U.S. politics. They will understand how the U.S. constitution works and why owning a gun is seen as a fundamental right, they will see just how much (or how little) power the President has, and whether Trump is really able to " build a great, great wall on our southern border, and…have Mexico pay for that wall”. They will discover the importance of the Supreme Court and how it controversially legalised same-sex marriage, and chart the rise of civil rights and racial struggles in the U.S. system. With a new President, A-level Politics will give you a valuable insight into arguably the most powerful country on earth.

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examination results

81%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

94%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

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11Jun '21

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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

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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

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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