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.

Head of Department
Mrs A Goodall
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Physical Education 

Exam Board

OCR 

Why Choose P.E?

This course will give you a fantastic insight into the amazing world of sports performance. You will have the chance to perform or coach a sport as well as developing a wide-ranging knowledge into the how and why of physical activity and sport.

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides you with an exciting opportunity. Physical Education is studied through a range of contexts; you will learn the reasons why we do things, why some people outperform others, mentally and physically. You will delve into the ethical use of performance enhancing drugs and the influence that modern technology is having on sport.

What is Involved?

You will study three compulsory modules:

Physiological Factors Affecting Performance (this includes anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics).

Psychological Factors Affecting Performance (this includes skill acquisition, sports psychology).

Socio- cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport (sport and society and contemporary issues in sport).

You will also be assessed in one practical activity where you are required to perform or coach. In addition you will observe and evaluate a live performance of another candidate.

Assessment

Written examination (three papers) (70%), Non examination assessment (30%)

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examination results

80%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

What we've been up to...

08Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 8: Get the basics right: eat well, exercise and go to bed on time. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/6Ohc7L6iwP

08Jul '20

Day 3 of the Virtual Merseyside School Games is Walking Wednesday 🚶‍♀️ #MerseysideSG @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Pastoral @WirralSG https://t.co/LQEGoI5Q1Y

07Jul '20

Thank you to all of our new Y7 parents and students for joining us for this evening's Induction Event. It was fantastic to see the faces of the newest members of our school community and we look forward to seeing you again soon! #WKGSCommunity #WKGSY7

07Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 7: Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/F54iCm06Kg

06Jul '20

This week is the Virtual Merseyside School Games. Each day we will share their Challenge Cards for you to have a go at. Today is Movement Monday. #MerseysideSG @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Pastoral @WirralSG https://t.co/NGhWvsaTUo

06Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 6: Put a problem in perspective and see the bigger picture. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kn1wbc8r2R

05Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 5: Avoid saying "must" or "should" to yourself today. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/AILxydxhhk

04Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 4: Find an action you can take to overcome a problem or worry. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/RoqIkMKYMk

03Jul '20

▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for our weekly letter from Mrs Sargent is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Please see our #WKGS website wkgs.org for further information. We hope you have a good weekend. 😊 #WKGSCommunity #WKGSInThisTogether #StaySafe 💙

03Jul '20

Something our @Wirral_AC or @WestCheshireAC athletes might want to get involved with once the tracks open up again. You will need a Club Coach to ratify your performance. #runjumpthrow @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Pastoral twitter.com/SchoolAthletic…

03Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 3: Adopt a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't'...yet'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/2nvqdp1tc6

02Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 2: Make a list of things you are looking forward to. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/aQoA03bq6w

01Jul '20

We are finalising plans for talks to our #WKGS6thForm students on Teams. They will take place on the days shown below during normal school hours. Exact timings will be confirmed on #WKGSY12 Google Classroom. The talks will be followed by Q&A sessions & will last up to an hour. https://t.co/NwH8l1Vrk5

01Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 1: Be willing to ask for help when you need it today (and always). #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/IyTKlkusa2

01Jul '20

As July begins and we look forward to the future join us for #JumpBackJuly and find ways to be more resilient in challenging times. #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EGaDQZ2oRk