Head of Department
Mrs G Fairclough
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Biology, OR in Combined Science and Mathematics. 

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Biology?

Biology is the study of life around us; our world is based on Biology, once it is understood, it becomes a technology with endless applications. Applications include understanding the huge ecological impacts of plastics on ecosystems, conservation of endangered species or DNA technologies and medical applications. This course will suit any student with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for all that is around them; it will provide a firm scientific foundation for those wanting to make their mark in the world of science and technology in the future. Students will develop practical, analytical and problem solving skills through regular practical work. These skills are invaluable, universally accepted and highly sought after by universities and employers. Throughout the A-level programme of study there are many opportunities offered to students to enrich the curriculum and support the Science community in school.

What is Involved?

Year 1 (Topics 1-4)

  • Biological Molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  • Required practical work

Year 2 (Topics 5-8)

  • Energy transfer in and between organisms
  • Organisms respond to changes in the environment
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression
  • Required practical work

Assessment

Three written papers of 2 hours. Paper 1 will assess topics 1-4, paper 2 will assess topics 5-8 and paper 3 will assess topics 1-8, including an essay based question. All papers will also assess practical skills and data analysis.

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examination results

62%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

82%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students #WKGSGeography #WKGSDrama #WKGSMFL 🌍🌎🙌🛫✈️ #Spain 🇪🇸 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #NewYorkCity🗽🇺🇸 #Austria 🎿 🇦🇹 #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 🌎🙌🛫✈️ #Spain 🇪🇸 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #NewYorkCity🗽🇺🇸 #Austria 🎿 🇦🇹 #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/0k9XyvlFLB

13Feb '20

What other book could you need? twitter.com/jimalkhalili/s…

12Feb '20

On Monday 3 of our #WKGSY12 Students (Zachary, Amelia, Elspeth) took part in a debate hosted the Rotary Club in West Kirby. All the students were excellent speakers & they really enjoyed the experience. They were presented with certificates by the Chair of the Rotary Club. 👍👏🙌 https://t.co/a5lmFft4Z8

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to #WKGS6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://wkgs.org https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

11Feb '20

Our values are inspired by our school motto:ad metam contendo-strive towards the goal.These 6 core values aren’t simply words on a page.We live & breathe them everyday, driven by our determination to inspire & support every child in the pursuit of their goals,whatever they may be https://t.co/aS1jmgArx8

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to @WestKirbyGS 6th Form is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ wkgs.org wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/UsDfKEi4m1

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to @WKGS_6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ wkgs.org wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/cc6MsfSV46

10Feb '20

WKGS is hosting a North West Gifted and Talented Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. There are three workshops to choose from. If you would like more information then please click on the images posted below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/OGgWBcYIAF

10Feb '20

Gifted & Talented Workshops March 2020

All of the latest information of how to sign up for the North West Gifted & Talented Workshops in March 2020.

07Feb '20

Thank you to @A_Conferences for a thought provoking series of talks in Manchester today, culminating in a debate on which is more important, a healthy mind or a healthy body. Zac #Y12 and Rachel #Y11 put forward there opinions confidently. Well done both! @WestKirbyGS

06Feb '20

#TimeToTalk Day is today. Choose talk, conversation is powerful. https://t.co/Oilcj1GdY5

04Feb '20

Many people's lives have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Today we come together for #WorldCancerDay, because together, we can create change. 🎗️ https://t.co/9SBtsdCPCH

31Jan '20

A fascinating day @gcsesciencelive watching fascinating talks from @jimalkhalili @theAliceRoberts and Maggie Aderin-Pocock @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/YjBpMbORRH

30Jan '20

At West Kirby Grammar School we have always prided ourselves in our values. They are inspired by our school motto: ad metam contendo - strive towards the goal. These 6 core values aren’t simply words on a page – we live and breathe them every day, driven by our determination to inspire and support every child in the pursuit of their goals, whatever they may be: C.H.O.I.C.E. #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS #AdMetamContendo #StriveTowardsTheGoal For more information visit our website - https://wkgs.org/