Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (wkgs.org/summer-work).

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

KS4 Specification - Edexcel

The Business and Economics department consists of two teachers, who are subject specialists and passionate about their specialty.

At Key Stage 4 pupils are taught GCSE Business. The course actively engages students in starting and growing a small business, through investigating topics such as Enterprise and Entrepreneurialship; Marketing; Finance; Human Resources; Management and Wider Economic issues.

At Key Stage 5 we offer both A-level Economics and A-level Business. Both key stages follow the Edexcel examination board specifications, with the new GCSE Business and A-level Economics and Business specifications.

During lessons, pupils are encouraged to closely monitor and report on economic markets, news events and business developments, both nationally and internationally, in order to bring relevant context into their studies.

Recent GCSE Business trips have included Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, Cadbury’s World and talks from Fraser Doherty.

A-level trips have included London Economics Conference, Jaguar Land-rover, The University of Sheffield and talks from Bauer Media, The Investment Manager for Wirral and Europcar.

The department achieved 47% 9-7 and 94% 9-5 at GCSE; with 62% of A-level students achieving A*-B grades.

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47%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

81%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

94%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4