Head of Department: Mrs S Wrightson
The department consists of three specialist teachers who teach all the examination classes. Religious Studies is a popular subject at West Kirby for GCSE and A-level with three groups studying GCSE in both Year 10 and 11 as well as two each in Year 12 and 13. Examination results are very good with 99% of students achieving A* - B grades at GCSE in 2014, whilst at A-level there has been 100% pass rate for a number of years, with most students achieving an A or B grade.
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 support the curriculum with Year 7 and 8 visiting Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and a mosque whilst Year 9 are involved in an in-house Holocaust day. The department also runs a four day trip to Auschwitz, open to up to 40 Year 12 students.
In addition to this the department co ordinates whole school initiatives such as Send my Friend to School, Amnesty campaigns, Operation Christmas Child, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and emergency fund raising appeals as they arise.
The department has three designated rooms, with two having i-TV technology.