Head of Department
Ms J Halliday

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.

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examination results

79%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

100%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we’ve been up to…

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether

20Mar '20

‪▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️‬ ‪A further update regarding our Contingency Planning for the weeks ahead has been emailed to all parents/guardians/staff. If you have been unable to access the email then please click on the link below⬇️to download.‬ ‪https://wkgs.org/files/download/6cf7c274bebb7e56d4954db20c9d4dab‬

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether https://t.co/CT5Qe9st5R

20Mar '20

Something to consider for our students at home in the coming weeks. Keeping active is just as important as keeping busy. @WKGS_PE @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing twitter.com/thebodycoach/s…

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656 https://t.co/XFvkbJG516

18Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ As part of our Coronavirus Contingency Planning we are asking our students to add themselves to the Google Classroom platform. This will enable all students to continue to be educated and receive support when it is needed. Can all students, with the assistance of parents/guardians continue to add themselves to their relevant classes using the unique invitation codes issued by staff. Students should also continue to check their school email accounts. Many thanks in advance, WKGS Staff

18Mar '20

As part of our Coronavirus Contingency Planning we are asking our students to add themselves to the Google Classroom platform. This will enable all students to continue to be educated and receive support when it is needed. (1/2)

18Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ A letter regarding our Coronavirus Contingency Planning has been emailed to all parents/guardians/staff. If you have been unable to access the email then please click on the link below⬇️to download. wkgs.org/files/preview/…

16Mar '20

Come see what these girls are gossiping about tomorrow lunch time.....#yerma #WKGSDRAMA #choosetobeyou #showtime @WKGS_Theatre @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/IZZtuxOszC

16Mar '20

Students remember to get your £3 tickets to see the fantastic #wkgs6thform #WestKirbyGS production of #Yerma tomorrow lunch time at 1pm. @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/013n5IIq6Z

16Mar '20

▶️Job Vacancies◀️ We are currently seeking to recruit 3, permanent, full time teaching posts in Maths, Business & Economics and Biology. For further details, including how to apply, please visit our website: wkgs.org/latest-news/va… wkgs.org/latest-news/va… wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/Xz97OozaLk

14Mar '20

Amazing 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 twitter.com/wkgs_pe/status…