Head of Department
Dr K Hill

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...

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

13Feb '20

What other book could you need? twitter.com/jimalkhalili/sโ€ฆ

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