Sixth Form Briefing Event - Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Click here to sign up for our final Sixth Form Briefing Event on 22.01.20 at 6pm. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss life at WKGS with our Headteacher, Senior Staff and Sixth Form students.

Head of Department
Mr K Vane

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.

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What we’ve been up to…

06Jan '20

We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming WKGS 6th Form Briefing Events on either Wednesday 8th January or Wednesday 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest: https://wkgs.org/latest-news/events/sixth-form-briefing-event-1 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

06Jan '20

‪New Decade, New Year, New Term.‬ ‪Welcome back WKGS Students and Staff. We hope everyone had a peaceful and refreshing holiday. 👍☺️ #WelcomeBack #NewTerm #BackToSchool ‬

20Dec '19

Well done to everyone.. you’ve completed the 1st term👏👍🙌. We hope all students and their families have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas holiday. ☃️🎄🎅🤶❄️ We return to school on the 6th of January 2020 (Week 🅱️) #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #HappyNewYear https://t.co/ISF1d3PQMK

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶 https://t.co/NYif8koTuE

19Dec '19

At lunchtime today WKGS held its annual @officialwohaa Christmas Market. Our Year 10 students ran stalls selling various gifts & food. They were nearly sold out before the end of lunch. Well done to all! 👍🎄🎅☃️❄️🤶👏 #WKGSY10 #WKGSChristmas #WKGSCommunity #ChooseToBeMerry

19Dec '19

‪It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker Jessica Walkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏‬ ‪#WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 #WKGSSchoolSong 🎶 #MerryChristmasEveryone 🎄

19Dec '19

It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker @jawalkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏 #WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni https://t.co/9Jxrjmmtdi

18Dec '19

Thank you to all those who supported our Foodbank appeal @WestKirbyGS . We have been able to help @TrussellTrust make a difference this Christmas. https://t.co/9EGk7bebeH

18Dec '19

A massive thank you to all our students and staff who made donations to Wirral Foodbank. Together the school donated a huge 120.28 KGs of food for those less fortunate. This once again shows our school generosity and community spirit. 👏👍😀#WellDone #ThankYou #WKGSCommunity

18Dec '19

A massive thank you to all our students and staff who made donations to Wirral Foodbank. Together the school donated a huge 120.28 KGs of food for those less fortunate. This once again shows our school generosity and community spirit. 👏👍😀#WellDone #ThankYou #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/2z78i38Krw

18Dec '19

It’s been a busy few days for our Year 7s. They visited the pantomime in New Brighton on Monday. Performed a lovely carol service in St. Andrew’s on Tuesday. And this morning they put their own spin on some Christmas stories 🎵🎄❄️☃️🌟🎅 #WKGSY7 #WKGSChristmas #ChooseToBeMerry

17Dec '19

Well done to all students who took part in our recent House Gym competition. Congratulations to Gonner who came 1st🏆🤸‍♀️🏅👍👏 #WKGSHouseGym #WellDone #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_PE Results: 1st Gonner🥇 2nd Wallis🥈 3rd Hudson🥉 4th Furninss 5th Stewart 6th Paton

17Dec '19

Well done to all students who took part in our recent House Gym competition. Congratulations to Gonner who came 1st🏆🤸‍♀️🏅👍👏 #WKGSHouseGym #WellDone #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_PE @WestKirbyGS Results: 1st Gonner🥇 2nd Wallis🥈 3rd Hudson🥉 4th Furninss 5th Stewart 6th Paton https://t.co/nbkd4vtTpd

17Dec '19

Well done to all students who took part in our recent House Gym competition. Congratulations to Gonner who came 1st🏆🤸‍♀️🏅👍👏 #WKGSHouseGym #WellDone #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_PE Results: 1st Gonner🥇 2nd Wallis🥈 3rd Hudson🥉 4th Furninss 5th Stewart 6th Paton