Sixth Form Briefing Event - Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Click here to sign up for our final Sixth Form Briefing Event on 22.01.20 at 6pm. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss life at WKGS with our Headteacher, Senior Staff and Sixth Form students.

Head of Department
Mr K Vane
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Geography

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose Geography?

Geography is an academically robust subject which spans the social and physical sciences and promotes a lifelong interest and fascination in how the world works. The Russell Group of universities has recognised A- level Geography as one of their preferred ‘facilitating subjects’, which supports an application into a wide range of undergraduate courses. At WKGS we have an excellent tradition of developing students who either go on to specialise in Geography or use it to support their future choices. Degrees and careers are many and varied with A-level geographers recently combining it with the sciences to study Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry or Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geology, Environmental Science or Oceanography. With Maths you could also consider Meteorology. In the arts, students have used A-level Geography to study Economics, Town and Country Planning, Landscape Architecture, Law, Product Design, Fashion, Business Administration, or Tourism. Completing a Geography degree keeps options open with the subject being available as both an Arts or Science degree, contributing to the reputation of Geography having very high graduate employment rates (Guardian newspaper). So choose this subject to keep your options well and truly open. The skills you gain fit well into many careers, plus our field trip experiences are unforgettable.

What is Involved?

Two main areas of study - Physical and Human Geography are well represented with a chance (Year 2) to undertake your own unique piece of field investigation. Skills are mastered from our extensive six days of fieldwork (including three days in the Lakes).

Year 1 - Tectonic Processes considers the causes of, impacts and responses to tectonic (earthquake, volcano and tsunami) hazards. Optional fieldwork includes London and Iceland. Landscape Systems studies glacial processes, landforms and landscapes. Fieldwork is in the Lakes. Globalisation considers impacts for different people and places. Our optional fieldwork in China really helps here. Shaping Places studies how places develop their own personal identities. This could be Liverpool (fieldwork) or the success in Shanghai’s redevelopment.

Year 2 - The Water Cycle and the Carbon Cycle consider impacts of these cycles and future consequences for water insecurity and the global energy debate.

Superpowers considers the reasons for shifting economic and political power and the impacts of countries such as Russia, China and the USA on the world. Topics include: Health, Human Rights, Migration and Identity.

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What we’ve been up to…

06Jan '20

We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming WKGS 6th Form Briefing Events on either Wednesday 8th January or Wednesday 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest: https://wkgs.org/latest-news/events/sixth-form-briefing-event-1 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

06Jan '20

We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming @WKGS_6thForm Briefing Events on either Wed 8th January or Wed 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest wkgs.org/latest-news/ev… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/HpVpF0mAeu

06Jan '20

‪New Decade, New Year, New Term.‬ ‪Welcome back WKGS Students and Staff. We hope everyone had a peaceful and refreshing holiday. 👍☺️ #WelcomeBack #NewTerm #BackToSchool ‬

20Dec '19

Well done to everyone.. you’ve completed the 1st term👏👍🙌. We hope all students and their families have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas holiday. ☃️🎄🎅🤶❄️ We return to school on the 6th of January 2020 (Week 🅱️) #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #HappyNewYear https://t.co/ISF1d3PQMK

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶 https://t.co/NYif8koTuE

19Dec '19

At lunchtime today WKGS held its annual @officialwohaa Christmas Market. Our Year 10 students ran stalls selling various gifts & food. They were nearly sold out before the end of lunch. Well done to all! 👍🎄🎅☃️❄️🤶👏 #WKGSY10 #WKGSChristmas #WKGSCommunity #ChooseToBeMerry

19Dec '19

‪It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker Jessica Walkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏‬ ‪#WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 #WKGSSchoolSong 🎶 #MerryChristmasEveryone 🎄

19Dec '19

It was so nice to have you all back @WestKirbyGS to celebrate all your achievements! Well done to all!! 👍👏😀🙌 #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni #WKGSClassOf2019 twitter.com/WestKirbyGS/st…

19Dec '19

It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker @jawalkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏 #WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni https://t.co/9Jxrjmmtdi

18Dec '19

Thank you to all those who supported our Foodbank appeal @WestKirbyGS . We have been able to help @TrussellTrust make a difference this Christmas. https://t.co/9EGk7bebeH

18Dec '19

A massive thank you to all our students and staff who made donations to Wirral Foodbank. Together the school donated a huge 120.28 KGs of food for those less fortunate. This once again shows our school generosity and community spirit. 👏👍😀#WellDone #ThankYou #WKGSCommunity

18Dec '19

A massive thank you to all our students and staff who made donations to Wirral Foodbank. Together the school donated a huge 120.28 KGs of food for those less fortunate. This once again shows our school generosity and community spirit. 👏👍😀#WellDone #ThankYou #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/2z78i38Krw

18Dec '19

It’s been a busy few days for our Year 7s. They visited the pantomime in New Brighton on Monday. Performed a lovely carol service in St. Andrew’s on Tuesday. And this morning they put their own spin on some Christmas stories 🎵🎄❄️☃️🌟🎅 #WKGSY7 #WKGSChristmas #ChooseToBeMerry

17Dec '19

Well done to all students who took part in our recent House Gym competition. Congratulations to Gonner who came 1st🏆🤸‍♀️🏅👍👏 #WKGSHouseGym #WellDone #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_PE Results: 1st Gonner🥇 2nd Wallis🥈 3rd Hudson🥉 4th Furninss 5th Stewart 6th Paton