Sixth Form Open Evening - Wednesday 20th November

Come and visit us to find out more about our fantastic Sixth Form and the opportunities that we provide. For full details click here.

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…

15Nov '19

Gabriella: @WestKirbyGS is great for 6th Form because our teachers offer so much support with everything.From subjects to @ucas_online applications & there are amazing opportunities with trips, clubs & roles in the school community #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/TCnkpYMTVD

15Nov '19

Michael: The reasons for joining @WKGS_6thForm are plentiful. The outstanding teaching, the extracurricular opportunities & the determined yet caring atmosphere are just a few things that drew me to @WestKirbyGS. (1/2) https://t.co/cPt2kQGvBN

15Nov '19

Only FIVE days until our Sixth Form Open Evening. Let us give you 5⃣ reasons why you should #ChooseWKGS for Sixth Form. Click on the link below to find out more ⬇️⬇️⬇️ wkgs.org/school-life/wh… Wed 20th Nov 🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ @WestKirbyGS #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/o8veDNRRk2

15Nov '19

Only FIVE days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening.... Let us give you 5⃣ reasons why you should #ChooseWKGS for Sixth Form. Click on the link below to find out more ⬇️ wkgs.org/school-life/wh… Wednesday 20th November 🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/zDjlyTiffM

14Nov '19

Well done to 7K who gave a whole year group assembly on @BBCCiN Thanks for making #WKGSY7 more aware of how to fundraise & where the money goes. @WestKirbyGS #ChildrenInNeed2019 https://t.co/hRUqt1dVcY

13Nov '19

Gabriella: Today in English Lit, we completed the Merchant's Tale. Our course allows us to read a range of texts from this 14th Century poem to our modern day coursework! 📔@WKGS_English #ALevelEnglish #MerchantsTale #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS6thForm @WestKirbyGS

13Nov '19

Gabriella: In #Biology we are learning about the detailed process of respiration & photosynthesis. To help develop our understanding we have completed practical investigations such as respiration in yeast. @WKGS_Science #ALevelBiology #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/qMpT8og9CB

13Nov '19

Gabriella: As Head Girl, I have to organise our Summer Prom. During Enrichment, the prom committee and I work together to arrange fundraising events, contact local businesses and finalise details. #Enrichment #WKGS6thForm #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS6thForm @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Xg00BTqMRP

13Nov '19

Gabriella: Yesterday, I attended the #GCSE Presentation ceremony to give a vote of thanks to our students & staff. Well done to all the Year 12s on your amazing achievements!! 👏#WKGSY12 #Congrats @WKGS_Pastoral @WestKirbyGS #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl https://t.co/UzNygPkpx7

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our Sixth Form Open Evening. Come & discover🔬 the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our @WestKirbyGS Sixth Form Open Evening. Come & discover🔬 the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/prospective/si… https://t.co/WucdDDKuJA

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening. Come & discover🔬 the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/prospective/si… https://t.co/OEVwnc5bCn

12Nov '19

Very proud of #WKGSY12 today! twitter.com/westkirbygs/st…

12Nov '19

Cooking for @wirralshomeless @WestKirbyGS Hope they enjoy it as much as #WKGSY8 do preparing it. https://t.co/a9XtrD2wPm

12Nov '19

Congratulations to all our Year 12 students who collected their well deserved GCSE Certificates today! We’re proud of you all!! 👏🙌😁👍🌟 #WKGSY12 #GCSE2019 #Proud #Congratulations #ChooseWKGS