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…
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
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
Jump Back Up July - Day 16. Find fun ways to distract yourself from unhelpful thoughts. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/bGqUEpmo38
Jump Back Up July - Day 15. Set yourself an achievable goal and take the first step. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/iRHSibj254
Jump Back Up July - Day 14. Get outside and move to help clear your head. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ehXVWfJw6r
Looking to sign up for Gold DofE? Get started on your activities over the summer. Applications will be open in September @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY11
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
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
Jump Back Up July - Day 13. Challenge negative thoughts. Find an alternative interpretation. #Wellbeing #JumpBackUpJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/FVKTVjrmy0
Yr12 doing their bit and practising ethical fieldwork. Sticking to original paths and returning all samples back to their original location #Sustainability #fieldwork #WKGSY12 https://t.co/8NDSZoUuV1