Head of Department
Dr K Hill

KS4 Specification - AQA

The Physics department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of four teachers, who are all Physics specialists. At Key Stage 3, students study Physics for one lesson a week and study a variety of topics including energy, forces and motion, space, electricity and waves as well as developing their practical and analytical skills. Students develop their interest and enthusiasm in the physics of all that is around them. All students study for separate GCSE Physics at Key Stage 4. The number of students opting to study A-level Physics has grown over the last seven years, attracting two teaching groups each year.

The department is proud of its public examination results; with 62% achieving 9-7 and 76%% achieving 9-6 at GCSE. At A-level, we have achieved 50% A*-B and 14% A* grades.

The Science Department has 12 fully-equipped laboratories, with state-of-the-art and fully interactive technology. We offer a large number of visits to enrich our curriculum, including a Key Stage 4 and 5 trip to NASA in Texas, a Key Stage 5 visit to CERN in Geneva and masterclasses at the University of Liverpool and Leicester Space Centre.

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examination results

62%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

76%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

96%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we've been up to...

04Jul '22

We are delighted with the response to last week's Wirral Walk and the money raised for the charity we support in Malawi. We are especially grateful to Moreton based company, @Typhoo_tea who made a very generous donation. Typhoo source a lot of their tea from suppliers in Malawi. https://t.co/dcZ6cABlrP

04Jul '22

School is an opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn skills, and develop your talents. Please make sure your child is attending every day of term to ensure they have the bright future they deserve. #EveryDayCounts #WKGS https://t.co/vPk2ejLi2a

03Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 4: Find something to look forward to today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/rTVbPsDbl7

03Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 3: Be willing to ask for help when you need it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/3c9PNMBa7U

03Jul '22

Jump back up July - Day 2: Create a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't yet'. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/uQDdXkDaUQ

01Jul '22

Next week will be Activities Week for years 7-10. For Monday, the dress code will be the following... https://t.co/pwrSQMAdof

01Jul '22

Jump back up July - Day 1: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/UsWNR755D6

30Jun '22

Joyful June - Day 30: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/3ngxal9Bmb

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...4/4 https://t.co/rvMOZ4rhKj

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...3/4 https://t.co/8ljgVNtT1F

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...2/4 https://t.co/TkGPETkSer

30Jun '22

Well done to all our #WKGSCommunity who took part in today's Wirral Walk, completing the 12 mile round trip from West Kirby to Heswall to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. £1400 has been raised so far. Amazing efforts all round. https://t.co/4eQW2AMrkC

30Jun '22

Wirral Way Walk – our school community together helping others

Congratulations to our WKGS Community who came together to complete the 12 mile walk along the Wirral Way from West Kirby to Heswall and back, to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. Since 2003 our sponsored walks, has raised money for our special overseas project - school building work, making a difference in over five rural schools in China, building two from scratch in very poor rural areas.  Several hundred students from WKGS have now been to China to see where the money was spent. We have moved our fundraising to support new projects in rural Malawi.  Funds have been sent to Malawi to help child education and female empowerment. We have funded the building of new sanitation blocks and water supplies for three maternity centres where before there were none and pregnant women had to go to the toilet in a nearby field.  This work is directly linked to development concepts that all students have studied at all key stages of the geography curriculum.

29Jun '22

Joyful June - Day 29: Share a friendly smile with people you meet today. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/kDgOKYYRV8

28Jun '22

Year 12 visit to the Liverpool UCAS fair and Edge Hill Universit

As part of their Summer Programme, for Year 12, visited the UCAS fair at Liverpool Exhibition Centre followed by a trip to Edge Hill University to get a snapshot of life at a campus university. The UCAS fair gave students the opportunity to visit different University stalls to discuss open days and the courses they offer. At Edge Hill students were given a campus tour, attended a taster lecture and chatted to current students about Higher Education and student life. An informative and enjoyable day for all!