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
Mr B Douthwaite

The Computing department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of two specialist staff with both academic and industry experience in the subject. Computing lessons take place in modern, well-equipped computer suites, which make use of iTV interactive whiteboard technology.

At Key Stage 3, all pupils study Computing for one lesson per week. Topics include designing and interpreting algorithms, programming using the ‘Python’ programming language, data representation, website development, computer hardware, networks and mobile app development. 

The department provides a good variety of extra-curricular activities such as a BBC Micro:bit programming club, lunchtime subject support drop in sessions and a Cyber Security club who take part in a national cyber security competition annually.

At Key Stage 4, pupils may study GCSE Computer Science. The subject covers areas such as cyber security, data structures and algorithms, computer networks, programming, computer architecture and the legal/moral/ethical issues in Computing.

The department has an excellent record of results with GCSE students achieving 56% 9-7 and 80% 9-6, while A-level students achieved 57% A*-A and 100% A*-C.

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examination results

56%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

80%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

96%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

15Nov '19

Only FIVE days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening.... Let us give you 5⃣ reasons why you should #ChooseWKGS for Sixth Form. Click on the link below to find out more ⬇️ wkgs.org/school-life/wh… Wednesday 20th November 🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/zDjlyTiffM

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our Sixth Form Open Evening. Come & discover🔬 the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening. Come & discover🔬 the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/prospective/si… https://t.co/OEVwnc5bCn

12Nov '19

Congratulations to all our Year 12 students who collected their well deserved GCSE Certificates today! We’re proud of you all!! 👏🙌😁👍🌟 #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. 😃👍🙌👏🏆 #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. 😃👏🙌🏆 #GCSE #PrizeGiving #Congratulations #WKGSY12 #ChooseWKGS

12Nov '19

Well done to Molly in #WKGSY11 for performing so well in the @OPENMICUK singing competition so far. We’re cheering you on and hope you make the national final 🤞🏻 ! 🎤 🎶 #ChooseToBeYou @WestKirbyGS westkirby.today/2019/11/09/wes…

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 ➕➖➗✖️🧮📈 @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 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 @WestKirbyGS #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGS6thForm #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl https://t.co/fzRDlvS1sm

11Nov '19

We’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 today’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

📣 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. 🔝📚🙌 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form

08Nov '19

📣 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. 🔝📚🙌 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou wkgs.org/prospective/si… https://t.co/TKvlV9rx7d

05Nov '19

Fantastic performance by Team WKGS in the first round of Cyber Discovery competition. Becky and Sian (Y9), Katya (Y10), Hamish, Holly, Kate, Lauren and Markus (Y12) all qualifying to take part in Round 2. @WestKirbyGS #ChooseWKGS #WKGSY9 #WKGSY10 #WKGSY12 https://t.co/d1hhQlYErI