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, synagogueย  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 Worldโ€™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...

26Feb '20

#WKGSY12 @WKGS on a visit to @LiverpoolParish to observe an Ash Wednesday service (first sighting of a bishop for many of them @paulbayes) https://t.co/QtZ66em4wQ

25Feb '20

Good luck to our #WKGSY13 students who are starting their mock exams tomorrow #GoodLuck โ˜˜๏ธ #TryYourBest ๐Ÿ‘ https://t.co/YIY8LxWdop

25Feb '20

#WKGSY9 had another amazing trip to the South of Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ during the half term โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ They visited La Mezquita-Catedral de Cรณrdoba, Alcรกzar de los Reyes Cristianos, Gibralfaro in Mรกlaga ๐Ÿฐ & Benalmรกdena amongst other wonderful activities. Looks like an great time was had by all! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTourโœˆ๏ธ #WKGSMFL #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

25Feb '20

A truly amazing woman and a role model for many โฆโฆ@WestKirbyGSโฉ .The film โ€˜Hidden Figuresโ€™ made a big impact on our students and is well worth a watch bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-โ€ฆ

24Feb '20

What an experience for our @WKGS_Theatre students who went on an amazing trip to New York ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline & the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all #NYC๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama https://t.co/ZmLcXs6fKV

24Feb '20

What an experience for our Drama students who went on an amazing trip to New York City ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline and the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all! #NYC ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama ๐ŸŽญ #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

24Feb '20

Well done to our @WKGS_Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/7lcZRlbUn6

24Feb '20

Well done to our Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ https://t.co/u4l5aAgvlV

21Feb '20

Kindness is about showing compassion. There are many ways that we can be compassionate or show empathy towards other people. ๐Ÿ’š Taking time to be kind to other people can be beneficial for your own emotional wellbeing. happiful.com/simple-ways-toโ€ฆ #BeKind #wellbeing #mentalhealth

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday https://t.co/vhE4SHlwkY

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students #WKGSGeography #WKGSDrama #WKGSMFL ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students @WKGS_MFL @WKGS_Geography @WKGS_Theatre @WKGS_Science ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/0k9XyvlFLB