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

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether

20Mar '20

‪▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️‬ ‪A further update regarding our Contingency Planning for the weeks ahead has been emailed to all parents/guardians/staff. If you have been unable to access the email then please click on the link below⬇️to download.‬ ‪https://wkgs.org/files/download/6cf7c274bebb7e56d4954db20c9d4dab‬

20Mar '20

Well done to the iDEA award winners so far. It would be great to see a few more badges and awards earned when we all return to school! Can be done at home on any device. Signing up first time: Use Organisation Code: WKGS_2019 idea.org.uk/bronze @WestKirbyGS @idea_award https://t.co/9EnLX42gjb

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether https://t.co/CT5Qe9st5R

20Mar '20

Something to consider for our students at home in the coming weeks. Keeping active is just as important as keeping busy. @WKGS_PE @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing twitter.com/thebodycoach/s…

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656 https://t.co/XFvkbJG516

18Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ As part of our Coronavirus Contingency Planning we are asking our students to add themselves to the Google Classroom platform. This will enable all students to continue to be educated and receive support when it is needed. Can all students, with the assistance of parents/guardians continue to add themselves to their relevant classes using the unique invitation codes issued by staff. Students should also continue to check their school email accounts. Many thanks in advance, WKGS Staff

18Mar '20

As part of our Coronavirus Contingency Planning we are asking our students to add themselves to the Google Classroom platform. This will enable all students to continue to be educated and receive support when it is needed. (1/2)

18Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ A letter regarding our Coronavirus Contingency Planning has been emailed to all parents/guardians/staff. If you have been unable to access the email then please click on the link below⬇️to download. wkgs.org/files/preview/…

16Mar '20

▶️Job Vacancies◀️ We are currently seeking to recruit 3, permanent, full time teaching posts in Maths, Business & Economics and Biology. For further details, including how to apply, please visit our website: wkgs.org/latest-news/va… wkgs.org/latest-news/va… wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/Xz97OozaLk

14Mar '20

Amazing 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 twitter.com/wkgs_pe/status…

14Mar '20

Mrs Cliffe and the Heads of Year are over in Liverpool tonight, raising money for @alzheimerssoc at the #GLOW #MemoryWalk £1500 raised so far! #Thanks 😊 ⚡️ @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/qs2pUszDNi