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…
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
We would like to thank PC Hughes (@MerseyPolice ) for presenting an Assembly to our #WKGSY9 and #WKGSY10 students on appropriate behaviours in the community. https://t.co/ovSnzgUItO
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
We would like to thank #WKGSY9 students and their parents/carers who joined us for last night's GCSE Options Evening. You can find the Headteacher's Talk video, subject information videos and our GCSE Curriculum Maps by clicking the link below: wkgs.org/options-inform… https://t.co/hPXNebVlfG
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