Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Ms J Halliday
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

GCSE Drama Level 5 is preferred, however an interest in theatre is more important than your experience.

Exam Board


Why Choose Theatre Studies?

Theatre Studies is an exciting, varied and challenging course. The skills that you will develop will be with you for life – whatever area you choose to go into. You will explore ideas on performance, design, history, literature, politics, art and consider how theatre can be used in society to challenge our ideas. If you enjoy performing or designing – then this is the course for you. If you like thinking for yourself, taking risks and experimenting – then this is the course for you. You will have opportunities to see live theatre, take part in residential visits, participate in workshops with professionals from theatre and work with staff that are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject.

You should choose Theatre Studies if you have an interest in theatre, performance, literature, creative thinking, human behaviour – LIFE!

What is Involved?

This is a vibrant course that offers opportunities for students to balance a theoretical approach with practical work. Students will be able to pursue particular skills/interest such as performance, direction, costume, mask work or set design.

Component 1

Drama and Theatre. Study of two set plays and analysis of a live theatre production. This is worth 40% of the A-level and is a written examination with three sections over three hours

Component 2

Creation and performance of devised drama. This is worth 30% of the A-level. It comprises a notebook and devised performance and is assessed internally.

Component 3

Making theatre. Exploration and interpretation of script extracts in performance. This is worth 30% of the A-level and is an externally assessed performance and reflective report.

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examination results


of A-level students achieved grades A*-B