Sixth Form Briefing Event - Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Click here to sign up for our final Sixth Form Briefing Event on 22.01.20 at 6pm. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss life at WKGS with our Headteacher, Senior Staff and Sixth Form students.

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

06Jan '20

We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming WKGS 6th Form Briefing Events on either Wednesday 8th January or Wednesday 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest: https://wkgs.org/latest-news/events/sixth-form-briefing-event-1 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

06Jan '20

‪New Decade, New Year, New Term.‬ ‪Welcome back WKGS Students and Staff. We hope everyone had a peaceful and refreshing holiday. 👍☺️ #WelcomeBack #NewTerm #BackToSchool ‬

20Dec '19

Well done to everyone.. you’ve completed the 1st term👏👍🙌. We hope all students and their families have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas holiday. ☃️🎄🎅🤶❄️ We return to school on the 6th of January 2020 (Week 🅱️) #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #HappyNewYear https://t.co/ISF1d3PQMK

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶 https://t.co/NYif8koTuE

20Dec '19

#WKGSY7 catching up over a hot drink on the last day of their first term @WestKirbyGS #wellbeing https://t.co/hGPe7swteD

19Dec '19

At lunchtime today WKGS held its annual @officialwohaa Christmas Market. Our Year 10 students ran stalls selling various gifts & food. They were nearly sold out before the end of lunch. Well done to all! 👍🎄🎅☃️❄️🤶👏 #WKGSY10 #WKGSChristmas #WKGSCommunity #ChooseToBeMerry

19Dec '19

‪It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker Jessica Walkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏‬ ‪#WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 #WKGSSchoolSong 🎶 #MerryChristmasEveryone 🎄

19Dec '19

It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker @jawalkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏 #WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni https://t.co/9Jxrjmmtdi

18Dec '19

Thank you to all those who supported our Foodbank appeal @WestKirbyGS . We have been able to help @TrussellTrust make a difference this Christmas. https://t.co/9EGk7bebeH

18Dec '19

A massive thank you to all our students and staff who made donations to Wirral Foodbank. Together the school donated a huge 120.28 KGs of food for those less fortunate. This once again shows our school generosity and community spirit. 👏👍😀#WellDone #ThankYou #WKGSCommunity

18Dec '19

A massive thank you to all our students and staff who made donations to Wirral Foodbank. Together the school donated a huge 120.28 KGs of food for those less fortunate. This once again shows our school generosity and community spirit. 👏👍😀#WellDone #ThankYou #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/2z78i38Krw

18Dec '19

It’s been a busy few days for our Year 7s. They visited the pantomime in New Brighton on Monday. Performed a lovely carol service in St. Andrew’s on Tuesday. And this morning they put their own spin on some Christmas stories 🎵🎄❄️☃️🌟🎅 #WKGSY7 #WKGSChristmas #ChooseToBeMerry

18Dec '19

It’s been a busy few days for our Year 7s. They visited the pantomime in New Brighton on Monday. Performed a lovely carol service in St. Andrew’s on Tuesday. And this morning they put their own spin on some Christmas stories 🎵🎄❄️☃️🌟🎅 #WKGSY7 #WKGSChristmas #ChooseToBeMerry https://t.co/hS6LgQITNS

17Dec '19

Well done to all students who took part in our recent House Gym competition. Congratulations to Gonner who came 1st🏆🤸‍♀️🏅👍👏 #WKGSHouseGym #WellDone #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_PE Results: 1st Gonner🥇 2nd Wallis🥈 3rd Hudson🥉 4th Furninss 5th Stewart 6th Paton