Head of Department
Mrs K Amery
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...

17Aug '22

A huge well done to Tabby, Evie and Amelia (soon to be in Y10) for having their poems selected to be published in @TWR__org anthology. @WestKirbyGS we are hugely proud of you 👏👏👏

13Aug '22

Privilege to play a small part in this. What a wonderful national project to highlight the legacy and impact of transatlantic slavery - with great poignancy in Liverpool. twitter.com/lpoolcityregio…

23Jul '22

The Summer Break may have started but our Gardening Club are still hard at work exhibiting at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. Well done to all staff and students involved in this fantastic project #RHSSchoolGardening https://t.co/awJb3qvqUL

19Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 19: If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/oCg5JJHDS2

19Jul '22

We would like to wish our #WKGSCommunity a happy and restful Summer holiday. Thanks to all of our students and staff for their hard work and efforts this year. Friday 2nd September will be a Year 7 and Year 12 Induction Day with all year groups returning on Monday 5th September. https://t.co/WqMRNHx1aB

18Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 18: Let go of the small stuff and focus on what really matters. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/Cyukw8BSmu

17Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 17: Use one of your strengths to overcome a challenge today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/VBjVexA2Lv

16Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 16: Find fun ways to distract yourself from unhelpful thoughts. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/BE7PeuQ4mO

16Jul '22

This has been a wonderful project to take part in. Looking forward to seeing the trails over the summer holiday. twitter.com/world_museum/s…

16Jul '22

Year 10 Drama visit to London

Year 10 Drama students enjoyed a visit to London in a sweltering July heatwave; taking part in a practical workshop, led by professional practitioners, on performance skills and approaches to text. The same evening they watched 'Jack Absolute Flies Again’, a production at the National Theatre starring Caroline Quentin and Kelvin Fletcher. The following morning they took part in a guided tour of the National Theatre, seeing backstage, before travelling to the Fortune Theatre, near Drury Lane to see the matinee production of ‘Woman in Black’ - all were suitably scared!

15Jul '22

We are very excited that #WKGS band @its_theroom will be supporting @thisiszuzu with @astlesmusic this Saturday at @future_yard for the first New Noise Club <18 event. This is an Under 18s only event (dry bar). For tickets, please visit: linktr.ee/theroomofficial #zuzu #theroom https://t.co/K82p45heRe

15Jul '22

#WKGS Sports Day 2022 https://t.co/wWD0lO2x6a

15Jul '22

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15Jul '22

#WKGS Sports Day 2022 https://t.co/KY6IO0pxkG

15Jul '22

#WKGS Sports Day 2022...3/4 https://t.co/dOa2lp8kqh