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
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We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming WKGS 6th Form Briefing Events on either Wednesday 8th January or Wednesday 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest: https://wkgs.org/latest-news/events/sixth-form-briefing-event-1 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou
We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming @WKGS_6thForm Briefing Events on either Wed 8th January or Wed 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest wkgs.org/latest-news/ev… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/HpVpF0mAeu
New Decade, New Year, New Term. Welcome back WKGS Students and Staff. We hope everyone had a peaceful and refreshing holiday. 👍☺️ #WelcomeBack #NewTerm #BackToSchool
Well done to everyone.. you’ve completed the 1st term👏👍🙌. We hope all students and their families have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas holiday. ☃️🎄🎅🤶❄️ We return to school on the 6th of January 2020 (Week 🅱️) #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #HappyNewYear https://t.co/ISF1d3PQMK
What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶
What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶 https://t.co/NYif8koTuE
#WKGSY7 catching up over a hot drink on the last day of their first term @WestKirbyGS #wellbeing https://t.co/hGPe7swteD
At lunchtime today WKGS held its annual @officialwohaa Christmas Market. Our Year 10 students ran stalls selling various gifts & food. They were nearly sold out before the end of lunch. Well done to all! 👍🎄🎅☃️❄️🤶👏 #WKGSY10 #WKGSChristmas #WKGSCommunity #ChooseToBeMerry
At lunchtime today WKGS held its annual @OfficialWOHAA Christmas Market. Our Year 10 students ran stalls selling various gifts & food. They were nearly sold out before the end of lunch. Well done to all! 👍🎄🎅☃️❄️🤶👏 #WKGSY10 #WKGSChristmas #WKGSCommunity #ChooseToBeMerry https://t.co/BGuO6KV0sv
It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker Jessica Walkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏 #WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni 👩🎓👨🎓 #WKGSSchoolSong 🎶 #MerryChristmasEveryone 🎄