September

If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit the Letters and Presentations section where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. Please note Y7 and 12 will start on Thursday 3rd September, with all years joining us on Friday 4th. Individual school photographs will be taken on these days.

Results Days

Information about our Results Days is also available here. To access the Google Forms as a WKGS student, please ensure that you have logged in to your school account at www.google.co.uk before opening the link to the form.

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…

17Jul '20

▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for Mrs Sargent’s LAST weekly letter is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Thank you Mrs Sargent for all you have done for #WKGS and we wish you all the very best!! (1/2)

17Jul '20

Huge congrats to our retiring staff. We wish you a happy & healthy retirement & good luck to staff who are leaving us for other schools. You have all been amazing & you will be greatly missed. We want to thank you for all you have done for #WKGS & wish you well👏 #WeWillMissYou https://t.co/KxUEOAX5pO

17Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction◀️ Click on the link below ⤵️ to access further information on #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/current/sixth-… Thank you for following the 6th Form Induction Feed on Instagram, and we can’t wait to see you in September! #WKGS6thForm #WKGSCommunity💙 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/T8wB8vosiG

17Jul '20

WKGS HOUSES 🔴🟣🔵🟢🟡⚪️ Here are the final positions for houses in the 2019-20 competition Overall totals for all events & house points: 🥇Wallis🔴 (74pts) 🥈Gonner🔵 (73pts) 🥉Stewart🟡 (68.5pts) 4️⃣ Hudson⚪️ (68pts) 5️⃣ Furniss🟣 (62pts) 6️⃣ Paton🟢 (53.5pts) (1/2) https://t.co/zHIb0dbRU8

17Jul '20

We have loved watching the shadow puppet videos and seeing your creations, Year 7. Thank you for sharing. Well done to Charlotte, Iona and Eva @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Theatre #puppet #shadowpuppets #design https://t.co/W2Lq8fWYXm

17Jul '20

Which role would you like to play? Thanks to those in Year 7 who contributed to the task set by Michael Lambourne. Lots of really interesting and inspirational ideas!! @WKGS_Theatre @LarryLambourne @WestKirbyGS #performance #inspire https://t.co/K6pqGQAhzC

17Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 17: Write your worries down and save them for specific 'worry time'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/NeVprIjLaT

16Jul '20

🔊September 2020 Thread🔊 If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit:⤵️⤵️⤵️ wkgs.org/latest-news/sc… Where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. (1/2)

16Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Virtual Summer Programme Thread◀️ This year's #WKGSY12 Summer Programme has moved online! We've had former students and university lecturers talk to our students remotely to help them think about future careers and university choices. (1/2) https://t.co/nDgiPm83hZ

16Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 16: When things get tough, say to yourself 'this too shall pass'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/OPnW61z9lb

15Jul '20

#WKGSY8 have been making some wonderful posters promoting #drama for the new year 7's. The posters include key skills, techniques and favourite topics covered. We asked the question #WhyDrama. A special well done to Isabella, Mariem and Mellisa. @WKGS_Theatre @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/6IHg0fCaCY

15Jul '20

Here is a video clip of Zosia and Hannah's #shadowpuppet #show. Great work ladies! #WKGSY7 @WKGS_Theatre @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/k3iO62FTUr

15Jul '20

#WKGSY7 have been producing some amazing #shadowpuppet work over the last couple of weeks. A great way to make their own Theatre. Here are some fantastic examples from Miss Mellor's class. Well done Phoebe , Holly , Hannah and Izzy @WKGS_Theatre @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/XnSj4cQV3E

15Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction Thread ◀️ Welcome!! We are so glad that you've chosen to join #WKGS6thForm and that you are now taking the first steps towards starting with us in September. We hope you are all excited about joining us and we will be in touch again soon! (1/3) https://t.co/iLWACdjT7X

15Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 15: Go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kysHVWT1XM