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

what we've been up to...

26Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 26: Put a new perspective on a problem you face. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/oyynFpE6Tv

25Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 25: You can't do everything. What are your top three priorities this week? #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Mj2emM94La

24Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 24: Write down four specific things that have gone well recently. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/94515ERF9s

23Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 23: Recognise that you have a choice about what to prioritise. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Znp9UHLEeL

23Oct '21

Thanks to all of our #wkgscommunity students and staff for their fantastic efforts and achievements this half-term. Have a great break and a well-earned rest. We will return on Monday 1st November which is a Week 🅱️ #wkgscommunity https://t.co/MpUd1AEP9j

22Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 22: Share a hopeful quote, video or picture with a friend or colleague. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/yKKX0PfB4s

21Oct '21

Y10 assessment preparation, drafting and redrafting. Thinking hard about how to answer the question effectively @WestKirbyGS Love to see planning like this 🙌 https://t.co/llXg6L1Knn

21Oct '21

Huge thank you to all of our #wkgscommunity who have contributed to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal, especially those who helped sort and pack the donations. For more information about @ctmbirkenhead or to donate, please visit: charlesthompsonsmission.org.uk https://t.co/VxBHjBYWxM

21Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 21: Let go of the expectations of others and focus on what matters to you. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/h9qPwjBWlK

21Oct '21

Christmas Food Hamper Appeal for the Charles Thompson Mission

Our incredibly generous WKGS Community have donated food collected during our Harvest Festival week to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal. Thank you to everyone who contributed and especially to those who helped sort and pack the donations.

20Oct '21

So excited to be linking with the Art Department to promote this competition to students in KS3 and KS4. What’s not to love? Using contemporary archive material to explore themes of equity, freedom and belonging. Paint 🎨brushes poised and ready @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/uknatarcedu/st…

20Oct '21

Stalin and the chocolate biscuit power struggle @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY13 https://t.co/0zcQP3KL8p

20Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 20: Find joy in tackling a task you have been putting off for some time. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/f2E8q9htzF

20Oct '21

House Pumpkin Competition

Well done to all our students who spent so much time and effort making some fabulous creations for our House Pumpkin Competition!

19Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 19: Identify one of your positive qualities that will be helpful to you in the future. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Q3o3fLI5aZ