September

If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit the Letters and Presentations section where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. Please note Y7 and 12 will start on Thursday 3rd September, with all years joining us on Friday 4th. Individual school photographs will be taken on these days.

Results Days

Information about our Results Days is also available here. To access the Google Forms as a WKGS student, please ensure that you have logged in to your school account at www.google.co.uk before opening the link to the form.

Head of Department
Dr K Hill
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE in Physics OR Combined Science and Mathematics 

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Physics?

This course will suit any student who wishes to develop their interest and enthusiasm in the physics of 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. Studying A-level Physics does not restrict your options, it expands them.

A-level Physics is a mixture of conceptual thinking and very practical applications. You need to be able to think about abstract ideas such as fields, but be able to apply those ideas to how, for instance, electric motors work. You will learn about everything from kinematics to relativity and many recent developments in fascinating topics, such as particle physics. Getting accurate results from experiments requires practice and competence in the use of lab equipment. Calculations are an important part of A-level Physics and you need to be comfortable with algebra. At the same time descriptive work requires you to communicate clearly. If you are interested in the limits of space, the beginning of time and everything in between, this is the subject for you. Physics is more than a subject – it trains your brain to think beyond boundaries.

What is Involved?

Year 1 (Topics 1-5)

  • Measurement and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Required practical work

Year 2

  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Required practical work

Plus one option topic (Astrophysics or Turning Points in Physics)

Assessment

Three written papers of 2 hours. Paper 1 will assess topics 1-6, paper 2 will assess topics 6-8 and paper 3 will assess the option topic as well as practical skills and data analysis.

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examination results

50%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

57%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

93%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

What we've been up to...

17Jul '20

▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for Mrs Sargent’s LAST weekly letter is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Thank you Mrs Sargent for all you have done for #WKGS and we wish you all the very best!! (1/2)

17Jul '20

Huge congrats to our retiring staff. We wish you a happy & healthy retirement & good luck to staff who are leaving us for other schools. You have all been amazing & you will be greatly missed. We want to thank you for all you have done for #WKGS & wish you well👏 #WeWillMissYou https://t.co/KxUEOAX5pO

17Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction◀️ Click on the link below ⤵️ to access further information on #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/current/sixth-… Thank you for following the 6th Form Induction Feed on Instagram, and we can’t wait to see you in September! #WKGS6thForm #WKGSCommunity💙 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/T8wB8vosiG

17Jul '20

WKGS HOUSES 🔴🟣🔵🟢🟡⚪️ Here are the final positions for houses in the 2019-20 competition Overall totals for all events & house points: 🥇Wallis🔴 (74pts) 🥈Gonner🔵 (73pts) 🥉Stewart🟡 (68.5pts) 4️⃣ Hudson⚪️ (68pts) 5️⃣ Furniss🟣 (62pts) 6️⃣ Paton🟢 (53.5pts) (1/2) https://t.co/zHIb0dbRU8

17Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 17: Write your worries down and save them for specific 'worry time'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/NeVprIjLaT

16Jul '20

🔊September 2020 Thread🔊 If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit:⤵️⤵️⤵️ wkgs.org/latest-news/sc… Where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. (1/2)

16Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Virtual Summer Programme Thread◀️ This year's #WKGSY12 Summer Programme has moved online! We've had former students and university lecturers talk to our students remotely to help them think about future careers and university choices. (1/2) https://t.co/nDgiPm83hZ

16Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 16: When things get tough, say to yourself 'this too shall pass'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/OPnW61z9lb

15Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction Thread ◀️ Welcome!! We are so glad that you've chosen to join #WKGS6thForm and that you are now taking the first steps towards starting with us in September. We hope you are all excited about joining us and we will be in touch again soon! (1/3) https://t.co/iLWACdjT7X

15Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 15: Go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kysHVWT1XM

14Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 14: Set yourself an achievable goal and make it happen. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/m2y71RWFgW

13Jul '20

🔊Real Schools Guide 2020🔊 It’s official!! We have been named as the best school in Wirral by the Real Schools Guide 2020. We are so proud of this great achievement for our school. 😊👏🙌🥳 liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool… #RealSchoolsGuide #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education https://t.co/aheHtzDi99

13Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 13: Challenge negative thoughts and find an alternative interpretation. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/iLgColBoRK

12Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 12: When things go wrong, be compassionate to yourself. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/nBthfYqDjz

11Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 11: Reach out to someone you trust and share your feelings with them. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/CKhM9htDVY