The History department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of five teachers, who are all subject specialists. The department has four classrooms, all with iTV technology. At Key Stage 3, students study History for two lessons a week covering everything from the Battle of Hastings to the Cold War. The idea is to give them a breadth of chronological understanding in the events that have shaped British History so that, even if they never study History again, they are left with a broad overview of the subject. Here they focus on developing their source evaluation skills and extended writing to meet the needs of the Key Stage 4 course. Trips at Key Stage 3 include Speke Hall and the International Slavery Museum.
We offer an interesting and engaging GCSE course covering topics including Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1890-1945, Conflict and Tension 1894-1918, Power and the People c1170 - the Present Day and Elizabethan England c1568-1603. Students are offered a range of opportunities to bring their learning to life including visiting the Battlefields of WW1 in France and Belgium, studying the history of protest at the Peoples' Museum in Manchester and exploring the development of a nation state in our popular Berlin residential.
Many students continue to study History at A-level where students study Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 and the Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007. They also complete coursework on Nationalism in Ireland 1789 - 1922, which includes a tour of Dublin and Belfast.
The department is very proud of its public examination results with 70% of students achieving grades 9-7 at GCSE. At A-level, 61% of students gained A* - B grades in and 11% achieved an A* grade.
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…
#Y8 @WestKirbyGS who successfully completed their Dibbin Civic Award and received their badges from the Deputy Mayor of Wirral last night. Congratulations to all of them. https://t.co/GchocVfHdh
House Music 2019 🎶🎻🎹🎷 Congratulations to every single student who took part in & helped organise this years competition. You were all amazing!! But there did have to be a winner: 🥇Furniss 💜 🥈Paton 💚 🥉Wallis ❤️ #HouseMusic #Choral #Instrumental #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/qpaDobrdCQ
House Music 2019 🎶🎻🎤🎹🎷 Congratulations to every single student who took part and organised this years competition. You were all amazing!!!! But there did have to be a winner... Well done to: 🥇Furniss💜 🥈Paton💚 🥉Wallis ❤️ #HouseMusic #Music #Choral #Instrumental #GreatestShow #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou
One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year is today at WKGS..... #HOUSEMUSIC 💚❤️💙💛💜💟 Good luck to all Houses and Musicians! 🎤🎼🥁🎷🎹🎻🎸 #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #GreatestShow #Music https://t.co/WTvNP30Kpl
Congratulations to our latest certificate winners. We are so proud of your commitment and enthusiasm. Keep it up girls ❤️ #aimhigh #workhard @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ZiYonr0vd6
🍁Harvest Festival - 14-18 Oct🌾 Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. 6th Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/xbBS93Crxc
🍁🍂Harvest Festival - 14-18 Oct🌾🍂 Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. Sixth Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. Each form is encouraged to try and collect a box of food for donation. Thank you for your support. 👏🥫🍂🌾🍁 #ChooseWKGS
Good luck to our Gold DofE teams out on their practice expedition this weekend #WKGSY12 #WKGS6THFORM
An important message to our wonderful students on #MentalHealthAwarenessDay and everyday @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/DadfdBPoC3