Head of Department
Mrs L Wakefield

KS4 Specification - AQA

The department consists of two specialist teachers. Religious Studies is a popular subject at West Kirby for GCSE and A-level and examination results are very good, being above the average for similar schools.

At Key Stage 3, learning about the application of religious principles to ethical issues as well as philosophical ideas helps students to develop an awareness of religion in the wider world. Visits to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, a mosque, synagogue  and Buddhist temple support the curriculum, as does an in-house Holocaust day. The department also runs a four day trip to Auschwitz, open to up to 30 Year 12 students.

In addition to this, the department co-ordinates whole school initiatives such as Amnesty campaigns, the Rotary club Christmas box appeal , the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and emergency fund raising appeals as they arise.

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examination results

70%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

84%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

98%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we're up to...

03Dec '20

Advent joy has arrived in b20. Year 12 random act of kindness decorating the room #WKGS_y12 #Christmas #thinkingofothers https://t.co/Aevtr8MN54

03Dec '20

We are delighted to announce that in the @thesundaytimes Parent Power #WKGS is ranked 87th in their 'Schools of the Decade'. We're also the only Wirral school in the Top 💯 This is why we are the Number1⃣ school in Wirral! #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education #ParentPower https://t.co/wq6UsKKnwC

03Dec '20

We are delighted to announce that in the @thesundaytimes Parent Power #WKGS is ranked 87th in their 'Schools of the Decade'. We're also the only Wirral school in the Top 💯 This is why we are the Number1⃣ school in Wirral! #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education #ParentPower https://t.co/Y6EZW6z8SZ

03Dec '20

DofE can be a lifeline to some people. This is such a lovely story about an inspirational young man and his family ❤️ @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/dofe/status/13…

02Dec '20

At #WKGS6thForm we provide support for your future career choices & further educational goals. That's why we are an OUTSTANDING school for 6th Form. To find out more about our AMAZING 6th Form & the support you will receive, click on the link below⤵️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… https://t.co/wcagJS2zr1

02Dec '20

Do Good December - Day 2: Contact someone you can’t be with to see how they are. #Wellbeing #DoGoodDecember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/6JhDUgzpem

02Dec '20

Good Luck to all of our #WKGSY11 who start their GCSE Mocks today. 🤞🍀☺️👍🙌 #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #WKGSCommunity💙 @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/rmzo4NzvlE

01Dec '20

At #WKGS6thForm we provide support for your future career choices & further educational goals. That's why we are an outstanding school for 6th Form. To find out more about our amazing 6th Form & the support you will receive, click on the link below ⬇️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… https://t.co/RoqU2CRBB2

01Dec '20

Do Good December - Day 1: We may not be able to change our situation, but we can choose to respond with kindness 💕 #Wellbeing #DoGoodDecember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/55TCsuIMlw

01Dec '20

We may not be able to change our situation, but we can choose to respond with kindness 💕 #DoGoodDecember#wellbeing #actionhappiness @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/jdIgn5waLD

30Nov '20

To keep up to date with everything #WKGS, be sure to follow all of our #WKGSCommunity💙 on our social media platforms. #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/RG4znN4z4i

30Nov '20

Our latest delivery of free sanitary products are now available to all our #WKGS Students. The latest grab bags went to #WKGSY7 #WKGSY8 and #WKGSY9 #EndPeriodPoverty #PeriodEquality @WestKirbyGS #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/9WFacCCTK1

30Nov '20

🔊 #WKGSAlumni .... Would any of you be interested in speaking to our students about your subject area, or offer guidance with interview preparation? If so please contact, office@wkgs.net #WKGSCommunity💙 @WestKirbyGS @WKGSAlumni https://t.co/kIaxhvPTcI

30Nov '20

Year 10 big debate God and science Judge Izzy went with the arguments given by the defence #WKGS_RS #GCSEReligionandlife #WKGS_Year10 https://t.co/EAz4h63IGI

30Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 30: Look for reasons to be hopeful, even in difficult times. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EFmRy97srU