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16/10/19

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Make a splash! Juniors https://t.co/zVsQcfyAbg

15/10/19

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Congratulations 5H. Proud winners of the Greenwich Maths Competition! https://t.co/0O16cBPEHI

15/10/19

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It has been a promising morning for the U16 netballers at the Kent County tournament. 2 wins, 2 loses, all to play for 🏐💪 https://t.co/IuCiFjD9ge

14/10/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated uniform so far! https://t.co/rDTAYrOraA

14/10/19

We hope you enjoyed our Open Morning as much as we did! For another chance to see how we are preparing young women for the future, sign up for our ‘School in Action’ open events on 7 & 13 November. https://t.co/AZRo2SQpYI https://t.co/yxHVtQs9ac

10/10/19

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Very excited about today’s Wollstonecraft lecture https://t.co/ba1La7oRgj

09/10/19

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The rain didn’t stop us!!! Look at this amazing finish at Cross Country Club! 🏃🏽‍♀️🌦👏🏼 https://t.co/5U4Xvu5VLK

07/10/19

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hard at work at https://t.co/KtbrXwwzvM

03/10/19

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Florence deep in high level discussion with the head Girl team https://t.co/VoC8bioy1K

02/10/19

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. Thanks you’ve converted us into rugby fans! https://t.co/fCF5gy8KRE

02/10/19

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Did enjoy the tag rugby day . Just a bit! https://t.co/xF6ibNUevj

02/10/19

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Mrs Harris’ early morning fitness club literally going from strength to strength - great work! https://t.co/jRBs3dHjD1

01/10/19

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The junior girls cross country team are lined up ready to race! Beautiful weather for the first round of the ESAA 1st round https://t.co/YYgsFTTdDL

01/10/19

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Great afternoon of Hockey at Crystal Palace today against other schools! Excellent display of determination, bravery and skill! Well done everyone 💪🏼 🏑 https://t.co/4eyozQnOes

27/09/19

On Wednesday 25 September, our very own Tia presented her first show! It'll be aired Saturday 28 Sep at 10.30am on for all who want to watch. Great job Tia! https://t.co/yH7g35ydaq

26/09/19

You're welcome - so glad they enjoyed themselves.

26/09/19

It was a pleasure to host you! https://t.co/oaHh4XF5Rp

26/09/19

We had a wonderful time welcoming girls from and for our languages day today https://t.co/nyBhPMCQ4B

25/09/19

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Fantastic combo from Astonishing numbers relating to https://t.co/l3FZkmJTRx

25/09/19

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Great to see that they’re teaching their students about the importance of environmental responsibility!👍🏼🌊

25/09/19

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The sheer of being 6 years old and your heart out https://t.co/kJL78CkbQ3

25/09/19

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A group of our Year 8 students enjoyed a really inspiring day at the inaugural conference at Imperial College London. They've come back buzzing with ideas and plans. https://t.co/sSLtn9e47J

25/09/19

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Another great session at HIIT club this morning! Well done to everyone who came 👏🏼💪🏼 https://t.co/zCMQLby9ro

24/09/19

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So jealous of Year 10 and 11 right now! https://t.co/gelkjgVoyA

20/09/19

Year 10 and 11 getting their first taste of rowing and building team development on their special day trip to the Royal Albert Docks! https://t.co/CZl5dyxkfq

20/09/19

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Raft Building, as ever, is such fun! Warning there are lots of wet clothes coming home! https://t.co/MFd4cxHijT

19/09/19

We're impressed, Ms Wood! https://t.co/5V01XxzyGI

18/09/19

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After lunch abseiling https://t.co/pE16nSwLJ4

18/09/19

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And we’re here! https://t.co/DSAAXghR9I

18/09/19

Enjoy your PGL trip, Year 7! https://t.co/DjxGdGLdQX

18/09/19

Such an awe-inspiring view right on our doorstep ❤️ https://t.co/4s0yAXJGQD

17/09/19

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Lovely morning at Wemyss Road- so rewarding to see the girls enjoying their inspiring spaces https://t.co/VYz2nqokRM

16/09/19

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Yr5 https://t.co/KeTdB1UAyM

16/09/19

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And more warriors https://t.co/QkZl3kqRQi

16/09/19

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Amazing work from Yr5 bringing maths into an environmental project - https://t.co/pTpX1vDCcf

16/09/19

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Great break time meeting with Head Girl team. We look for in our leaders and these four are full of it! https://t.co/qB11hHUFMU

12/09/19

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So impressed with this prototype that one of our students made on her work experience at . https://t.co/Mtxc3N1EHw

12/09/19

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So much food for thought from our first lecture of term by - I particularly liked the thought that ‘Plan B doesn’t have to suck!’ Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your wisdom. https://t.co/RVtshTkKfT

11/09/19

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Stumbled across this in the common room and I just love it 😊 https://t.co/wZarQ2wDvU

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May 9

Spotlight on Politics

From studying voting behaviour to the constitution and current controversies in the political world, Mr I Gerrard (Head of History and Humanities Faculty) talks to us about Politics.

How long have you been teaching at Blackheath High School?
I have worked at Blackheath High School since September 2012. Previous to this, I taught Politics for more than 10 years at my last school where I worked for over 20 years in total. I re-introduced Government and Politics at Blackheath High School in 2014 and it has been taught here at A-Level ever since.

Can you tell me about your background?
I did a degree in History at the University of Wales, Bangor (more years ago than I care to admit to!) before doing a PGCE at the University of East Anglia. I’m originally from Northwich in Cheshire where most of my family still live – I’ve lived in south east London since 1990. 

What is covered in Politics? 
We study a range of topics in Year 12. We look at UK Politics and study elections and voting behaviour, the constitution, political parties, the powers of Parliament and the Prime Minister, as well as look at specific events and current controversies in the political world. We also look at specific political ideologies which is a new feature of the linear A-Level; we will study the compulsory ideologies of socialism, liberalism and conservatism as well as study feminism from the optional list. In Year 13, we will look at US Politics such as presidential elections, the power of political parties, interest groups and Congress as well as examine the crucial (and controversial) role that the US Constitution has in protecting rights and preventing ‘over-mighty government’ as some people might see it.

Would you say that Politics is a popular choice of subject?
Yes I would, but then you’d expect me to say that! The students who study Politics here get drawn into the subject and in fact, the very first of our now vibrant and successful Sixth Form Societies was the Politics Society. Students set this up entirely off their own back and invited in speakers from all the main political parties for the 2015 General Election – I think the UKIP candidate in particular was taken aback by the very detailed knowledge that our girls had of the UKIP manifesto. The candidates of all the parties were given a thorough policy examination! Since then, the Politics Society has always recruited students who have been enthusiastic about running it and to engage other younger students with their love of and passion for the subject.

What are the benefits of studying this subject?
It is a subject that always changes; as soon as the text books are written, they are out of date so studying Politics should always mean that you are up-to-date with the news! Politics develops skills such as research, constructing arguments, handling data and debating; these are incredibly useful soft skills that can be applied to a range of other subjects but also to future careers such as Law, the Civil Service, Human Resources, Management and Business. It is also the ideal complement to a whole range of other subjects such as History, Religious Studies, English, Psychology and Classics, or to act as a counter-balance to STEM subjects to provide breadth to Sixth Form subject choices.

What are the benefits of studying Politics at Blackheath High School? 
Our staff are enthusiastic, passionate, experienced and knowledgeable. Two of our teachers have stood for election this month and another has an MA in Contemporary History and Politics. Our smaller class sizes mean that students have the chance to explore their interests and ideas in depth in a class that shares their passion. The fact that Politics has always had a very low or zero drop-out rate shows that our students love the subject and are really committed to it both inside the classroom and beyond.

Is there a particular aspect of the course that students tend to enjoy?
There is such a broad range of topics that there really is something for everyone!

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