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.
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...
▶️Return To School◀️ We are very much looking to having our #WKGSCommunity💙 back together next week. 😊🙌👍 Mon - Y11-Y13 Tues - Y9–Y13 Wed - All Year Groups. And remember that it’s Week 🅱️ on your timetables! 1/2 https://t.co/6Z91vDjr1f
Rapid Flow Asymptomatic Testing at West Kirby Grammar School
We are all set up and prepared to start Rapid Flow Asymptomatic testing many of our 1200+ students, three times, over the next two weeks starting on Monday 8 March 2021. We are also very much looking forward to welcoming all the WKGS Community back together again.
Not a history post but well done to 8B for producing some top quality pizzas 🍕 in our last remote tutorial lesson 6. Thanks to Mollie for doing a fantastic job of guiding us through the process 👏👏 @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY8 https://t.co/sMa5SZwUfk
Mindful March - Day 4: Notice how you speak to yourself, use kind words. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/L8SkhaiJlB
Meet the Professionals
WKGS Drama department hosted another Meet the Professionals session this week with Eli Randle from Tmesis Theatre. It was brilliant to hear about the work of a director and theatre-maker. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and asked some fantastic questions. A huge thank you to Eli for her time and expertise.
Mindful March - Day 3: Start today by appreciating your body and that you’re alive. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/9Esxv5Lp4m
Mindful March - Day 2: Notice five beautiful things in the outside world. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/b1FovSoZ3z
UKMT Mathematics challenge
Well done to Year 12 student Rebekah for achieving a distinction in the recently completed an Olympiad challenge as part of the UKMT Mathematics challenge. She has also been selected as the reserve for the UK team in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad taking place in April. We are all incredibly proud and very impressed about how far she has progressed in the competition.
Studying RE at GCSE and A Level can provide invaluable life skills, offer opportunities to further education and enhance careers. #NationalCareersWeek #WKGS_RS #RSoptionchoice #chooseRS https://t.co/qCK4dWrvM6
Mindful March - Day 1: Set an intention to live with awareness and kindness. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/7Q6qUopBHk
WKGS support of helping others shown by y13 Anna who gave up her time to socially distance run #WKGS #WKGS_RS #WKGS_Y13 #RNLIwestkirby #jackandorson100km https://t.co/m8tG4UlXmS
“We're delighted to announce that our temporary programme changes will be extended until 31 December 2022, along with the Certificate of Achievement.”