KS4 Specification - AQA
The Drama department consists of three staff all of whom are subject specialists with a range of experience in theatre, television and education. In Key Stage 3 students have one lesson of Drama per week. Key Stage 3 focuses on developing specific skills that are useful to the lifelong learner such as confidence building, communication and teamwork, plus we aim to inspire and engage students in a passion and interest in performance arts - from acting to design.
GCSE Drama is a diverse and exciting course. Students comment that they feel challenged yet supported in lessons and they are encouraged to experiment with their ideas and creativity. The department strongly believe that all students can succeed in Drama and staff ensure lessons are targeted to meet the specific needs and interests of all.
A-level Theatre Studies offers students the chance to develop specific interests in performance including acting, design and directing. The course encourages students to consider the value of the arts in society and for them to consider literature, history, politics and psychology in an understanding of the importance of theatre today. Many students continue to study Theatre at university and have had success in a range of fields.
The department has two black box studio spaces, professional lighting rig and sound system. In addition, we also have the use of the School Hall with proscenium arch stage, digital projection and computerised sound system. Each year the department offers students the chance to be involved in a production and performers develop skills and an understanding of a range of theatrical styles. The department offers numerous opportunities for students to visit the theatre both locally and nationally. We have annual residential visits to London and have recently taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival receiving five star reviews.
It is a vibrant, forward thinking department where students and staff enjoy developing their learning together.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
What we’ve been up to…
We are delighted with the response to last week's Wirral Walk and the money raised for the charity we support in Malawi. We are especially grateful to Moreton based company, @Typhoo_tea who made a very generous donation. Typhoo source a lot of their tea from suppliers in Malawi. https://t.co/dcZ6cABlrP
School is an opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn skills, and develop your talents. Please make sure your child is attending every day of term to ensure they have the bright future they deserve. #EveryDayCounts #WKGS https://t.co/vPk2ejLi2a
Jump Back Up July - Day 4: Find something to look forward to today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/rTVbPsDbl7
Jump Back Up July - Day 3: Be willing to ask for help when you need it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/3c9PNMBa7U
Jump back up July - Day 2: Create a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't yet'. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/uQDdXkDaUQ
Next week will be Activities Week for years 7-10. For Monday, the dress code will be the following... https://t.co/pwrSQMAdof
Jump back up July - Day 1: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/UsWNR755D6
Joyful June - Day 30: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/3ngxal9Bmb
Wirral Walk...4/4 https://t.co/rvMOZ4rhKj
Wirral Walk...3/4 https://t.co/8ljgVNtT1F
Wirral Walk...2/4 https://t.co/TkGPETkSer
Well done to all our #WKGSCommunity who took part in today's Wirral Walk, completing the 12 mile round trip from West Kirby to Heswall to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. £1400 has been raised so far. Amazing efforts all round. https://t.co/4eQW2AMrkC
Wirral Way Walk – our school community together helping others
Congratulations to our WKGS Community who came together to complete the 12 mile walk along the Wirral Way from West Kirby to Heswall and back, to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. Since 2003 our sponsored walks, has raised money for our special overseas project - school building work, making a difference in over five rural schools in China, building two from scratch in very poor rural areas. Several hundred students from WKGS have now been to China to see where the money was spent. We have moved our fundraising to support new projects in rural Malawi. Funds have been sent to Malawi to help child education and female empowerment. We have funded the building of new sanitation blocks and water supplies for three maternity centres where before there were none and pregnant women had to go to the toilet in a nearby field. This work is directly linked to development concepts that all students have studied at all key stages of the geography curriculum.