Head of Department
Mr K Vane

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…

05Dec '19

#WKGSY8 preparing for their Christmas extravaganza by creating decorations to sell for charity. Lots of glitter! https://t.co/zHtJ2rlsy7

03Dec '19

Good luck to all our Year 11 students who start their GCSE Mock Examinations tomorrow #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #YouGotThis #WKGSY11 #ChooseToBeYou 📚✍️📝🤞☘️👍😃

03Dec '19

Good luck to all our Year 11 students who start their GCSE Mock Examinations tomorrow #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #YouGotThis #WKGSY11 #ChooseToBeYou 📚✍️📝🤞☘️👍😃 https://t.co/yOaWa07yKF

03Dec '19

Interesting read about #COP25 being held in Madrid and what it is all about 🌏 Under the 1992 UNFCCC, every country on earth is treaty-bound to “avoid dangerous climate change”, & find ways to reduce GHG emissions globally in an equitable way theguardian.com/news/2019/dec/…

02Dec '19

#WKGSY9 were joined in assembly by Nicky and Nigel from @YMCAWirral today. Y9 are collecting and making small but helpful gifts to be distributed to people living homeless in the Wirral this Christmas. @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PlOmcRpsgq

01Dec '19

Lovely to see @WestKirbyGS students taking part in the #WestKirbySantaDash2019 raising money for good causes and getting in the festive spirit 🎅🏻 🏃‍♀️ @WKGS_PE #WKGSY7 #WKGSY8 https://t.co/mZKYmDh3if

27Nov '19

Due to an accident near the Railway in the Hoylake area, there will be disruption to the train and bus services. Parents should check the @merseyrail & @Merseytravel pages for updates. twitter.com/merseyrail/sta…

23Nov '19

Some brilliant wider reading for #WKGSY9 #WKGSY10 and #WKGSY11 about #coastal #erosion and mass movement at the #Holderness Coast 🌊🥾📖 @WestKirbyGS #edutwitter #geography #aqa #widerreading twitter.com/easygeography/…

22Nov '19

Very proud to have been listed as one of only 2 Merseyside schools in the North West top 10 secondary schools and looking forward to seeing the full tables on Sunday! @LivEchonews @TimesEducation twitter.com/livechonews/st…

22Nov '19

West Kirby Grammar School Sixth Form Applications are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application… or to find more information about attending WKGS then click on ➡️➡️➡️ https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

21Nov '19

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights Sixth Form Open Evening. It was great to see so much interest in WKGS! 👍😃🌟 Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm 💻📲 🖥️ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

21Nov '19

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights Sixth Form Open Evening. It was great to see so much interest in @WKGS_6thForm 👍😃🌟 Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm 💻📲 🖥️ wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl…

21Nov '19

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights Sixth Form Open Evening. It was great to see so much interest in @WestKirbyGS 👍😃🌟 Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm 💻📲 🖥️ wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… https://t.co/cXDuczngIo

21Nov '19

#WKGSY8 are improving their geography #literacy 🌎 we are studying #tectonics and they did a quick unscramble of some definitions while identifying & correcting spelling mistakes 🌋📝 #edutwitter #geography #literacy #WKGS @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/x20AFjvbbu

20Nov '19

It’s @WestKirbyGS Sixth Form Opening Evening... Come and visit our Sixth Form now to see why we’re one of the top providers for Sixth Form that allow you to take the next steps forward after GCSEs 😁🙌🌟 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/vTFcplsHk7