Sixth Form Applications - Now Open

Applications to join the WKGS Sixth Form can now be made and the deadline for this is February 12th 2021. Virtual meetings with the Senior Leadership Team for new students will take place throughout January.  Please click here to apply.

For more information about the WKGS Sixth Form, please click here to view our Virtual Open Event resources.

Mr B Douthwaite
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Computing GCSE or Grade 6 in Maths and keen interest in programming and computing technologies.

Exam Board

OCR

Why Choose Computer Science?

Computer Science is a modern, exciting subject, which encourages students to think creatively, logically and critically and to develop advanced problem solving skills. Students choose to study Computer Science because they are passionate about computers and want to learn about programming, computer architecture, computer networks and many other areas. Computer Science allows students to develop a working knowledge of the technologies and principles behind modern computer systems. Computer Science provides students with transferrable skills such as analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. Students will learn as part of the course to code in industry standard languages such as Python, PHP, SQL and JavaScript.

What is Involved?

In Computer Science you will study a wide range of topics, divided into three main areas:

Computer Systems (assessed with a 2½ hour written examination paper accounting for 40% of the A-level course) covering areas such as:

  • The characteristics of contemporary computer processors and system architectures
  • Software and software development methods
  • Exchanging data – Data compression, database concepts and transaction processing
  • Data Types and data structures
  • Computer networks and web technologies (HTML/CSS and JavaScript)
  • Boolean algebra – Logic gates and logic circuits

Algorithms and Programming (assessed with a 2½ hour written examination paper accounting for 40% of the A-level course) covering areas such as:

  • Elements of computational thinking (decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition)
  • Algorithm analysis and design to solve
  • Introduction to programming (using Python)
  • Advanced programming – Object Oriented Programming techniques

Practical Programming Project (accounting for 20% of the A-level course).

  • Students are to solve a programming problem of their choice and are free to develop a solution in any language(s) they wish.
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examination results

71%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

what we've been up to...

22Jan '21

Happier January - Day 22: Try out something new to get out of your comfort zone. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/qpntcZIM12

21Jan '21

At #WKGS6thForm we provide support for your future career choices & further educational goals. That's why we are an OUTSTANDING school for Sixth Form 😃 Applications to our AMAZING Sixth Form are still OPEN! 🙌 wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… #ChooseWKGS6thForm @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/m4s20VmvU0

21Jan '21

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20Jan '21

Happier January - Day 20: Go to bed in good time and give yourself time to recharge. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VEAgb5Eoeo

19Jan '21

Happier January - Day 19: Get back in touch with an old friend you miss. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/o74zoFz28l

18Jan '21

▶️Update on Subject Specific Support◀️ Mrs. Marley is collating all the responses and will be in contact soon. Also, a big thank you to those who got in touch. 👍 #WKGSCommunity💙 #WKGS6thForm #WKGSY12 #WKGSY13 @WestKirbyGS

18Jan '21

Happier January - Day 18: Focus on what’s good, even if today feels tough. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/CDu517FcT9

18Jan '21

#WKGS6thForm Instagram Takeover Our #WKGS Prefects have taken over the #WKGS6thForm Instagram feed. They will be updating the feed to give you all an insight into our OUTSTANDING Sixth Form. And be sure to follow the feed to get a chance to ask any questions to our Prefects. 1/3 https://t.co/Oq3vfpNOWP

17Jan '21

Happier January - Day 17: Contribute positively to a good cause or your community. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PGd0KfmhN7

16Jan '21

Happier January - Day 16: Get outside and notice five things that are beautiful. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/pQBctncu9K

15Jan '21

Happier January - Day 15: Eat healthy food which really nourishes you today. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/lB8vrQzjZx

14Jan '21

All #WKGSY12 Students are invited to attend the @LJMU Student Finance Webinar on Monday 25th January at 6pm. Further details about how to access the Webinar will be issued closer to the event. #WKGSCommunity💙 #LifeBeyondWKGS @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/AwSW7lVeAK

14Jan '21

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14Jan '21

Happier January - Day 14: Take a different route today and see what you notice. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EIlRtLWi0X

13Jan '21

Happier January - Day 13: Be gentle with yourself when you make mistakes. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/72anjvv9KC