KS4 Specification - AQA
The Geography department is a very successful department both inside and outside the classroom. Excellent continued examination success has allowed students to follow many different career paths and enabling all of this is an excellent team of experienced and very dedicated teachers who are passionate about all things geographical.
At A-level, students are taught by two teachers specialising in either physical or human geography. Also offered is a successful Sixth Form enrichment activity of GCSE Geology in one year, using our large school collection of rocks, minerals and fossils comprising many hundreds of catalogued specimens.
Each year around 20 fieldwork visits and other trips are organised. Visits range from studying urban rebranding in Liverpool to the redevelopment of the Lea Valley in Stratford, London. The stunning scenery of Britain is seen with annual visits to the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia and the Clwydians. All Year 7 students visit the beautiful nearby Hilbre Island in a joint Geography /Biology fieldtrip. At GCSE the aim is to bring the text book alive with residential visits to the North-east to measure and follow the stunning River Tees from source to sea as well as working along the fast disappearing Holderness Coast. A-level students learn fieldwork skills in a 3-day residential trip to the Lake District. Students also have the opportunity to visit Iceland in February, as well as experiencing a 17-day field expedition to China.
Geography is located in one corridor in the same set of four rooms used for the subject since the school opened, though today each are equipped with large iTVs. Tablets are used in fieldwork along with the best of specialist data collecting equipment from hydrovanes to a full wireless weather station sending information from the school roof to the display screen in the corridor. The department has used e-learning for a number of years now with an extensive in-house online Geography library of resources that students at all levels can access through the school’s virtual learning environment.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
What we’ve been up to…
Final day of the Scholastic Book Fair and there is still plenty of interest in the books. #Scholastic #Welovereading https://t.co/caWluIwztR
We are looking to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisors to provide classroom supervision in the event of absent teachers and generally support the smooth operation of the academy staff at other times. wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/tMyWdKXbQn
Ramadan Mubarak to all of our #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/MtLe3LQ8TQ
For this week's #ThrowbackThursday it's back to June 2008 where #WKGS U13 team played at Wembley for the Schools Cup Final. https://t.co/Iq7QeNAKiy
Well done #WKGSY7 Netball Team, amazing achievement! twitter.com/WKGS_PE/status…
A-Level Religious Studies study day to Cambridge University
The Religious Studies department took a group of Year 12 students to Cambridge University to attend an A Level Religious Studies Study Day at the Faculty of Divinity. The guest speaker, Libby Ahluwalia, is a teacher, a syllabus developer, an examiner trainer and author of several acclaimed GCSE and A level textbooks. The event provided advice and support for students with an interest in theology, religion, and philosophy of religion who may be considering studying these subjects at university, particularly being beneficial for students aiming for high (A/A*) grades.
We are pleased to announce that the full HD video of our production of Grease is now available to download for £9.99. The download includes bonus backstage footage and a professional set of production photos. All profits will go towards future productions. video.wkgs.net https://t.co/Svw5rUMLld
Well done to everyone who took part in today's House Tag Rugby competition and thanks to PE staff and Sports Captains for organising another fantastic event. Congratulations to Furniss who were overall winners. https://t.co/Va53c6w1N1
A reminder to all students that the deadline for this term's #WKGS Interform Challenge is Friday 24th March. Please submit entries to Miss Ellis or via Google Classroom. https://t.co/ZA2jehK3rc
All parents, staff, students and friends of #WKGS are invited to attend our PTA Family Quiz Night and Fish & Chip Supper. There will be a fun general knowledge quiz, a prize for the winning team and a raffle to support PTA fundraising. Book your table at: ticketsource.co.uk/west-kirby-gra… https://t.co/euMB1CSeoV
Introducing our very own #ThrowbackThursday series where we take a weekly look back through the archives at #WKGS of days gone by. We start this week by taking you back to June 2014 where #WKGSY9 students organised a charity fair. https://t.co/mPNL1WZ0n3
Thanks very much Mr Allport @WKGS_Science twitter.com/thingwallprima…
Friday 17th March will be a Non Uniform Day for all year groups. #ComicRelief #RedNoseDay https://t.co/yN8uUPRdZA
School will be closed today (10.3.23) due to adverse weather conditions. All lessons will take place via Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom where a live lesson is not possible.
Fantastic achievement Erin, well done! #WKGSY7 twitter.com/WKGS_Music/sta…