Head of Department
Ms J Halliday

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.

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examination results

79%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

100%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we’ve been up to…

16Jul '21

Our annual #WKGS Junior Prizegiving was held yesterday. Well done to all students who received awards. 👏😃👍 Thank you for all your efforts. Here some pics 📸 of our #WKGSY7 winners. #WKGSCommunity💙 @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/TQQWaXkhs9

16Jul '21

Our annual #WKGS Junior Prizegiving was held yesterday. Well done to all students who received awards. 👏😃👍 Thank you for all your efforts. Here some pics 📸 of our #WKGSY8 winners. #WKGSCommunity💙 @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/w3T5OafixI

16Jul '21

Jump Back Up July - Day 16. Find fun ways to distract yourself from unhelpful thoughts. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/bGqUEpmo38

15Jul '21

A massive congratulations to our Drama students of the term! A well done to Greta, Anna, Lucinda ,Olivia and Eirin. #studentoftheterm #drama #award #Congratulations @WKGS_Theatre @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/7Ku8UZv0Nt

15Jul '21

Jump Back Up July - Day 15. Set yourself an achievable goal and take the first step. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/iRHSibj254

14Jul '21

Skill for DofE: Check out this activities list for inspiration @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY9 #WKGSY10 #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 dofe.org/dofewithadiffe…

14Jul '21

Physical for DofE: Check out this activities list for inspiration @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY9 #WKGSY10 #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 dofe.org/dofewithadiffe…

14Jul '21

Volunteering for DofE: Check out this activities list for inspiration @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY9 #WKGSY10 #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 dofe.org/dofewithadiffe…

14Jul '21

Current and next year's Gold DofE participants, are you planning your residential? You can read about amendments by following this link: dofe.org/thelatest/gold… These amendments will remain until December 2022. @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY12

14Jul '21

Jump Back Up July - Day 14. Get outside and move to help clear your head. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ehXVWfJw6r

13Jul '21

Applying for Gold DofE next year? Sign up to be a 'DofE Young Leader' for your volunteering and help younger participants complete their Award. Email Miss Bagnall to register your interest @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY11

13Jul '21

Looking to sign up for Gold DofE? Get started on your activities over the summer. Applications will be open in September @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY11

13Jul '21

Looking to sign up for Silver DofE next year? Get started on your activities over the summer - these can be backdated by 3 months. Applications will be open in September @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY10

13Jul '21

Are you looking for a volunteering placement? Riding for the Disabled at Wirral Riding School (opposite Ness Gardens) require volunteers to assist with their lessons. Contact Liz Marrs on 07415093511

13Jul '21

Jump Back Up July - Day 13. Challenge negative thoughts. Find an alternative interpretation. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/FVKTVjrmy0