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 J Williams

The Music department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of two teachers, who are subject specialists plus a visiting team of instrumental tutors who are all experienced and well qualified professionals. There are two teaching rooms, four practice rooms and a recording studio. The teaching rooms include an apple mac suite with access to industry standard technology and equipment.

At Key Stage 3 all students study Music and it can be continued at. Music is also available at A-level. Students in Years 7 - 9 are given a wide musical education which includes singing, performing, original composition, listening and musical appreciation, historical context, basic music theory, music from non-Western cultures, workshop experiences and live performances wherever possible.

At Key Stage 4, GCSE Music students study a broad range of musical genres while also honing their performance and composition skills. Students achieve highly with 55% achieving grade 9-6. A-level Music is an increasingly popular option and in recent years, students have entered degree courses at the universities of Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Extra Curricular Music

There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes and after school and are directed by the two music teachers at the school and by our instrumental team. These include Junior Singers, Junior Players, Guitarchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir. We have a regular series of concerts and lunchtime recitals; also competitions, productions and tours abroad.

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examination results

27%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

55%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

91%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

what we've been up to...

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

Congratulations to Molly who is now only one round away from the national finals of the Open Mic UK competition at the O2 arena in London! westkirby.today/2019/11/09/wesโ€ฆ @WestKirbyGS

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