Sixth Form Open Evening - Wednesday 20th November

Come and visit us to find out more about our fantastic Sixth Form and the opportunities that we provide. For full details click here.

Head of Department
Mrs G Fairclough

The Biology Department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of six teachers, who are all biology specialists. At Key Stage 3, students study Biology for one lesson a week and study a variety of topics including cells, tissues and organs, reproduction, respiration, photosynthesis and earth and the environment, as well as developing their practical and analytical skills. Students develop their interest and enthusiasm in the Biology of all that is around them. All students study separate Sciences at GCSE. A-level Biology has remained a very popular subject and has maintained consistently high numbers.

The department is proud of its public examination results with 80% achieving grades 9-6 at GCSE and 60% achieving a grades 9-7. At A-level, we achieved 62% A* - B and 11% A*.

The Science Department has 12 fully-equipped laboratories, with state-of-the-art and fully interactive technology. We offer a large number of activities to enrich our curriculum, including field trips to Hilbre Island and Church Island, Year 7 Science Club, Nowgen, Leahurst Farm, Operation Theatre Live, Biology Olympiad, support sessions for students in all key stages and Science Evening lectures.

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examination results

60%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

80%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

98%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

15Nov '19

Only FIVE days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening.... Let us give you 5โƒฃ reasons why you should #ChooseWKGS for Sixth Form. Click on the link below to find out more โฌ‡๏ธ wkgs.org/school-life/whโ€ฆ Wednesday 20th November ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 6pm-8pmโŒš๏ธ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/zDjlyTiffM

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our Sixth Form Open Evening. Come & discover๐Ÿ”ฌ the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 6pm-8pmโŒš๏ธ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening. Come & discover๐Ÿ”ฌ the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 6pm-8pmโŒš๏ธ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/prospective/siโ€ฆ https://t.co/OEVwnc5bCn

12Nov '19

Congratulations to all our Year 12 students who collected their well deserved GCSE Certificates today! Weโ€™re proud of you all!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ #WKGSY12 #GCSE2019 #Proud #Congratulations #ChooseWKGS

12Nov '19

Our GCSE Presentation Ceremony was held this afternoon. A massive congratulations to all our students who achieved amazing results in their exams. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ† #GCSE #PrizeGiving #WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSY12 #ChooseWKGS @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/ajlfCWpFYC

12Nov '19

Our GCSE Presentation Ceremony was held this afternoon. A massive congratulations to all our students who achieved amazing results in their exams. A big thank you must also go to our special guest Mrs E Hughes for her insight and wisdom. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ† #GCSE #PrizeGiving #Congratulations #WKGSY12 #ChooseWKGS

12Nov '19

Well done to Molly in #WKGSY11 for performing so well in the @OPENMICUK singing competition so far. Weโ€™re cheering you on and hope you make the national final ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป ! ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽถ #ChooseToBeYou @WestKirbyGS westkirby.today/2019/11/09/wesโ€ฆ

11Nov '19

Gabriella: In Maths, we are studying Radians, a tricky topic!!... but if we need any extra help the teachers are very supportive or we can go to Maths Club for extra support. @WKGS_Maths #ALevelMaths โž•โž–โž—โœ–๏ธ๐Ÿงฎ๐Ÿ“ˆ @WestKirbyGS #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl https://t.co/VdrOvqItNK

11Nov '19

Garbriella: For #RemembranceDay, we sold poppies at lunch to raise money for the Royal British Legion. @PoppyLegion ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง @WestKirbyGS #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGS6thForm #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl https://t.co/fzRDlvS1sm

11Nov '19

Weโ€™ve taken over @WKGS_6thForm on Twitter. Follow us to get an insight of life in #WKGS6thForm #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGSHeadBoy #WKGSHeadGirl #ChooseToBeYou #ChooseWKGS6thForm

11Nov '19

This week our Head Girl (Gabriella) & Head Boy (Michael) have taken over the WKGS 6th Form Twitter Feed to share their WKGS 6th Form experience. Follow them throughout the week on Twitter - @WKGS_6thForm #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGS6thForm #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGSHeadGirl #WKGSHeadBoy

11Nov '19

Gabriella: In todayโ€™s assembly, our Deputy Head Boy Jamie & Senior Prefect Mahin spoke about #AntiBullyingWeek They inspired Year 7s & Year 8s to help make the school a safe, happy environment. #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/w5fzQWR8py

08Nov '19

๐Ÿ“ฃ Remember Remember the 20th of November!! It's our Sixth Form Open Evening!! Come along to see why we are one of the top providers for 6th Form in Merseryside, North Wales and Chester. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™Œ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form

08Nov '19

๐Ÿ“ฃ Remember Remember the 20th of November!! It's our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening!! Come along to see why we are one of the top providers for 6th Form in Merseryside, North Wales and Chester. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™Œ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou wkgs.org/prospective/siโ€ฆ https://t.co/TKvlV9rx7d

04Nov '19

What are you doing to look after yourself this Autumn? #wellbeing https://t.co/n1g5gzLuOb