KS4 Specification - OCR
In the Physical Education department there are four subject specialists who teach a wide variety of activities. Our aim is for the students to experience enjoyment whilst achieving the highest possible standards of which they are capable as well as developing their self-confidence and self-esteem.
During Key Stage 3, our students will develop their skills in various games activities, gymnastics, dance, orienteering, fitness and athletics. At Key Stage 4, all students follow the core Physical Education programme but are also offered the opportunity to study GCSE Physical Education. For those students who want to extend their interest and knowledge in the subject we also offer A-level Physical Education to our sixth form students.
Our facilities include a gymnasium, dance hall (with iTV technology), an astro-turf pitch, five netball/tennis courts and playing fields. We encourage all students to participate in our extensive extra-curricular programme. We have representative teams in a wide variety of sports and have achieved success at county, regional and national level. Throughout the year we also enhance the curriculum by offering trips to the theatre, international sports matches and gymnastic and dance performances.
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...
It's been a busy day at #WKGS with our annual House Bake Off competition /#MacmillanCoffeeMorning event. Thanks everyone who baked/donated and also to those who bought cakes raising money for such a fantastic cause. Bake Off winners and total amount raised to be announced soon. https://t.co/gLZGs3GrZE
It's House Bake Off and World's Biggest Coffee Morning today! Thanks to everyone who has entered the competition and donated to this fantastic cause. Cakes have been on sale at break and will be again at lunch. More photos to follow! #WKGSCommunity #MacmillanCoffeeMorning https://t.co/nBsOLCTHHZ
#WKGSY7 Science Club this week making glitter slime! @WKGS_Science https://t.co/PKLErVNrPw
Year 10 GCSE Geography Fieldwork
Year 10 Geographers undertook a three-day fieldtrip initially in the Lake District at Ambleside. They looked at flood prevention techniques in Cockermouth and also woodland ecosystems. On day two they moved onto the top of the Pennines into County Durham to follow the course of the River Tees as far as Barnard Castle, including a visit to the High Force waterfall. The third day included human geography fieldwork in Grasmere and Keswick. They also had the opportunity to watch and learn some traditional South Asian Bhangra dances from the dancers and singers of Parkinson lane Primary School in Halifax!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Students and staff have once again been baking to provide donations for the Macmillan Coffee Morning – supporting a very worthy cause with the added bonus of cake consumption!
We would like to thank artist (and former #WKGS student) Bronnie who visited this week. Bronnie not only performed for all year groups, but shared her experiences of mental health, body image, relationships and a number of other issues with our students. @BronnieMusic https://t.co/JXsiEM2FeF
Tomorrow will be your last chance to visit the Scolastic Book Fair in the Library. All payments for books on Scopay. All are welcome! #WKGS twitter.com/LibraryWkgs/st…
Congratulations to Jessica, Freya and Ella who have been selected for the U15 Merseyside Netball Development squad. This is a fantastic achievement as all three players are Y9 so are actually U14s. 👏👏 #WKGSY9 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/woHEzzb32a
Year 7 Cross Country - team results: 🥇Wallis 🟥 🥈Furniss 🟪 🥉Stewart 🟨 4. Hudson ⬜️ 5. Paton 🟩 6. Gonner 🟦 @WestKirbyGS
We would like to invite prospective students and their parents/carers to our Sixth Form Open Evening which will take place on Tuesday 15th November, 18:00-20:00. Please visit the link below to book your place... #WKGS #WKGS6thForm #OpenEvening #SixthForm wkgs.org/6th-form-open-… https://t.co/k4fOslYP0I
Self-Esteem speaker and singer/songwriter – Bronnie
A very exciting day for WKGS students when singer/song-writer and motivational speaker, Bronnie, visited the school. Along with performing many of her hits, the former student ran workshops with students in Years 7 -12, focussing on self-esteem. Topics covered during each 50 minute workshop included body image, confidence building, resilience and managing relationships. Students also had an opportunity for open discussion during each session.
Well done to everyone who took part in Senior House Netball today. Results: 🥇Furniss 🟪 🥈Gonner 🟦 🥉Stewart 🟨 4. Hudson ⬜️ 5. Wallis 🟥 6. Paton 🟩 @WestKirbyGS
At #WKGS we encourage all of our students to play a part in the extra-curricular life of the school and offer a range of clubs, societies and activities to all year groups. We are pleased to announce the schedule for our Autumn Term activities.. wkgs.org/files/uploads/… https://t.co/ABZMZnDzW0