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…
Self-Care September - Day 17. Notice what you are feeling, without any judgement. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/XGrDBR0Hkc
7T have been challenging their perceptions of place this morning and assessing the environmental quality of Graham Road #WKGSY7 #geography #fieldwork @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/h4QNRpBP4p
Self-Care September - Day 16. Leave positive messages for you to see regularly. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/1oEpdI0pcp
Yr9 have got the rocks out learning about the geology of the UKs physical landscape #WKGSY9 #geologyrocks @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Sq7q8YN9c1
Self-Care September - Day 15. Find a caring, calming phrase to say to yourself when you feel low. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/MlBDdqiJlB
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and able Art Technician to start as soon as possible. Prior experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential. Closing date: Monday 20th September Please visit the following page for more information: wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/NtzDcntdCn
Self-Care September - Day 14. If you are busy, allow yourself time to pause and take a break. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/219xy3drtX
Self-Care September - Day 13. Be as kind to yourself as you would a loved one. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/S68wRbKlmH
Self-Care September - Day 12. Get active outside and give yourself a natural boost. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/vnXZdU3qwI
Self-Care September - Day 11. Make time to do something you enjoy. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Al14DwwZV4
Self-Care September - Day 10. When you find things hard, remember it's ok to not be ok. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kUHkdRiLJ5
Self-Care September - Day 9. Aim to be good enough rather than perfect. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ehC6sA3Rt4
Our Year 9 Information Evening takes place this evening (Wednesday 8th September) at 18:00 in the Main Hall. All parents/carers of Year 9 students are welcome. #WKGSY9 https://t.co/kcucbB03iM