Head of Department
Mr K Vane
Summer Work 2020
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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examination results

57%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

79%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

What we’ve been up to…

25Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 25: Use one of your strengths in a new or creative way. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/shZD6LAuIY

24Nov '20

A massive thank you goes to the #WKGSCommunity💙 £1917.80 was raised for @BBCCiN from our Non-Uniform Day. Well done everyone! 👏🙌👍😁 #WKGS #ChildrenInNeed #Proud @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/CEnc0TtVC3

24Nov '20

Grab bags of free sanitary products now available to all our #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 & @WKGS_6thForm students. #EndPeriodPoverty #PeriodEquality.  More grab bags will be prepared for students in #WKGS Years 7, 8 & 9 to collect early next month. @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/AzgNHrvgFu

24Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 24: Share with a friend something helpful you learned recently. #wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/5C7qbbindA

24Nov '20

Bebras Computing Challenge 2020

Bebras Computing Challenge results - congratulations to WKGS Year 7!

23Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 23: Set aside a regular time to pursue an activity you love 🎨🧘‍♀️🎶📚 #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/rYEQ6Pq4G8

23Nov '20

Panorama Documentary – “Is TikTok Safe?” You may be aware that a recent Panorama programme was broadcast titled “Is TikTok Safe?”. This documentary explored some of the issues surrounding the popular social media app. #WKGS have released the letter below offering advice... (1/2)

22Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 22: Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/72z5M4dAR8

21Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 21: Learn a new skill from a friend or share one of yours with them. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PHzjNcdN0c

20Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 20: Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you've not tried before. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VXJ0EaJ2el

20Nov '20

In the #WKGSCommunity💙 support is always there for anyone who needs help. @ABAonline #UnitedAgainstBullying #AntiBullyingWeek #WKGS @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/6kTImnT1qE

19Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 19: Broaden your perspective: read a different paper, magazine or site. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/LmLZCPOdyw

19Nov '20

Our #WKGSY11 got to experience life @WestKirbyGS 6th Form and tried out some A-Level lessons. 👍😃 If you would like to know more about #WKGS6thForm or if you would like to submit an application, please click on the links below ⬇️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… https://t.co/2BIBOWmKET

18Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 18: Connect with someone from a different generation. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/jpTD8PSQPT

18Nov '20

Bullying can have a devastating impact on those who experience it. But by channelling our collective efforts & ambitions, we can reduce it. The #WKGSCommunity💙 is supporting #AntiBullyingWeek Together, we’re #UnitedAgainstBullying. @abaonline bit.ly/antibullyingwe… https://t.co/P7UoAdTT23