Head of Department
Mr K Vane

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.

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examination results

73%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

95%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

99%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we’ve been up to…

17May '21

🔊Missed our Year 5 Virtual Open Event? No need to panic..... All content shared on our Year 5 Virtual Open event can be viewed by clicking on the link below. ⤵ 👍 wkgs.org/y5-virtual-ope… #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #WKGSCommunity💙 @GSOWirral https://t.co/3hoqREsOlA

17May '21

Meaningful May - Day 17: Look up at the sky, we are all part of something bigger. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/1E4G1BZVLe

16May '21

Meaningful May - Day 16: Show your gratitude to people who are helping to make things better. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/0kRHbklDsI

15May '21

Meaningful May - Day 15: Do something to contribute to your local community. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/MmpCmHn7fD

14May '21

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of 11+ Familiarisation Days at #WKGS. To find out more, please click the link below. Booking is essential & places will be allocated on a 1st come, 1st-served basis. Applications close 11th June. wkgs.org/11-familiarisa… https://t.co/PuV9Dz6Fla

14May '21

Meaningful May - Day 14: Find out about the values and traditions of another country. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/bT3fmSDbvQ

13May '21

Meaningful May - Day 13: Look around for things that bring you a sense of awe and wonder. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PjUhIlGuW6

12May '21

#WKGS Year 5 Open Event is TONIGHT!!! 👍🙌😁 Click on the link below ⤵️ to access the event and to find out about our OUTSTANDING school!! wkgs.org/year-5-virtual… #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #WKGSCommunity💙 @GSOWirral https://t.co/DK7mSjeJeb

12May '21

Meaningful May - Day 12: Listen to your favourite piece of music and remember what it means to you. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/wYC8Gwlg09

11May '21

Meaningful May - Day 11: Be grateful for the little things even in difficult times #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/xJrXgSKVDX

10May '21

Meaningful May - Day 10: What values are important to you? Find ways to use them today. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/A0l1edy69Q

09May '21

Meaningful May - Day 9: Notice the beauty in nature even if you are stuck indoors. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/4mmlKnypsb

08May '21

Meaningful May - Day 8: Set yourself a kindness mission to help others today. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/SruTTx5Kn0

07May '21

Meaningful May - Day 7: Let someone know what they mean to you and why. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/v6Pn1PUxMH

06May '21

Meaningful May - Day 6: Think of reasons to be cheerful. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/o1H1T8uFhA