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...

25Feb '20

#WKGSY9 had another amazing trip to the South of Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ during the half term โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ They visited La Mezquita-Catedral de Cรณrdoba, Alcรกzar de los Reyes Cristianos, Gibralfaro in Mรกlaga ๐Ÿฐ & Benalmรกdena amongst other wonderful activities. Looks like an great time was had by all! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTourโœˆ๏ธ #WKGSMFL #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

24Feb '20

What an experience for our @WKGS_Theatre students who went on an amazing trip to New York ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline & the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all #NYC๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama https://t.co/ZmLcXs6fKV

24Feb '20

What an experience for our Drama students who went on an amazing trip to New York City ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline and the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all! #NYC ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama ๐ŸŽญ #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

24Feb '20

Well done to our @WKGS_Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/7lcZRlbUn6

24Feb '20

Well done to our Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ https://t.co/u4l5aAgvlV

21Feb '20

Kindness is about showing compassion. There are many ways that we can be compassionate or show empathy towards other people. ๐Ÿ’š Taking time to be kind to other people can be beneficial for your own emotional wellbeing. happiful.com/simple-ways-toโ€ฆ #BeKind #wellbeing #mentalhealth

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday https://t.co/vhE4SHlwkY

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students #WKGSGeography #WKGSDrama #WKGSMFL ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students @WKGS_MFL @WKGS_Geography @WKGS_Theatre @WKGS_Science ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/0k9XyvlFLB

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to #WKGS6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ https://wkgs.org https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

11Feb '20

Our values are inspired by our school motto:ad metam contendo-strive towards the goal.These 6 core values arenโ€™t simply words on a page.We live & breathe them everyday, driven by our determination to inspire & support every child in the pursuit of their goals,whatever they may be https://t.co/aS1jmgArx8

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to @WKGS_6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ wkgs.org wkgs.org/sixth-form-onlโ€ฆ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/cc6MsfSV46