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 (wkgs.org/summer-work).

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 wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Wider Learning Opportunities

As well as your chosen subjects, you’ll be encouraged to complete an Extended Project Qualification and also take part in a range of enrichment activities.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

An EPQ is an opportunity to extend your abilities beyond your chosen A-level subjects by embarking on a largely self-directed project.  You will choose a topic which interests you, plan, research and develop your idea and decide on your finished product (which is usually a 5,000-word essay).  The EPQ will help you to develop research and presentation skills which will prove invaluable at university and beyond.   

Enrichment

The academic curriculum is suspended for one afternoon each week to allow students to take part in our enrichment programme. We believe that these enrichment activities are a vital part of your development, equipping you with skills and experience which will support university applications and prove beneficial throughout life.

You will have a wide range of activities to choose from, including volunteering in the local community and overseas, taking part in the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge, developing your understanding of driving with a pre-driving course, learning self-defence or helping out with the production of the popular Year 13 Yearbook.