Head of Department
Mrs S Wrightson

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


of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7


of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6


of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we're up to...

05Dec '19

#WKGSY8 preparing for their Christmas extravaganza by creating decorations to sell for charity. Lots of glitter! https://t.co/zHtJ2rlsy7

05Dec '19

Good example for GCSE students @WestKirbyGS to use as they have researched the way @JamesTCobbler helps offenders twitter.com/jamestcobbler/…

03Dec '19

Good luck to all our Year 11 students who start their GCSE Mock Examinations tomorrow #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #YouGotThis #WKGSY11 #ChooseToBeYou 📚✍️📝🤞☘️👍😃

03Dec '19

Good luck to all our Year 11 students who start their GCSE Mock Examinations tomorrow #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #YouGotThis #WKGSY11 #ChooseToBeYou 📚✍️📝🤞☘️👍😃 https://t.co/yOaWa07yKF

02Dec '19

#WKGSY9 were joined in assembly by Nicky and Nigel from @YMCAWirral today. Y9 are collecting and making small but helpful gifts to be distributed to people living homeless in the Wirral this Christmas. @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PlOmcRpsgq

01Dec '19

Lovely to see @WestKirbyGS students taking part in the #WestKirbySantaDash2019 raising money for good causes and getting in the festive spirit 🎅🏻 🏃‍♀️ @WKGS_PE #WKGSY7 #WKGSY8 https://t.co/mZKYmDh3if

27Nov '19

Due to an accident near the Railway in the Hoylake area, there will be disruption to the train and bus services. Parents should check the @merseyrail & @Merseytravel pages for updates. twitter.com/merseyrail/sta…

27Nov '19

#WKGSY12 creating key term balls for the topics they study #teachingandlearning https://t.co/L13d0tTwhG

26Nov '19

Playing the dreidl game ( accompanied by donuts) as part of #WKGSY7 study of Hanukkah https://t.co/jZZYGBP3Of

24Nov '19

Of particular relevance for our A level groups @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/guardian/statu…

22Nov '19

Very proud to have been listed as one of only 2 Merseyside schools in the North West top 10 secondary schools and looking forward to seeing the full tables on Sunday! @LivEchonews @TimesEducation twitter.com/livechonews/st…

22Nov '19

West Kirby Grammar School Sixth Form Applications are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application… or to find more information about attending WKGS then click on ➡️➡️➡️ https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

22Nov '19

Something for #WKGSY7 to aspire to next year when they get creative in RS @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/womensart1/sta…

21Nov '19

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights Sixth Form Open Evening. It was great to see so much interest in WKGS! 👍😃🌟 Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm 💻📲 🖥️ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou