KS4 Specification - OCR
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.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
We are delighted with the response to last week's Wirral Walk and the money raised for the charity we support in Malawi. We are especially grateful to Moreton based company, @Typhoo_tea who made a very generous donation. Typhoo source a lot of their tea from suppliers in Malawi. https://t.co/dcZ6cABlrP
School is an opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn skills, and develop your talents. Please make sure your child is attending every day of term to ensure they have the bright future they deserve. #EveryDayCounts #WKGS https://t.co/vPk2ejLi2a
Jump Back Up July - Day 4: Find something to look forward to today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/rTVbPsDbl7
Jump Back Up July - Day 3: Be willing to ask for help when you need it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/3c9PNMBa7U
Jump back up July - Day 2: Create a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't yet'. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/uQDdXkDaUQ
Next week will be Activities Week for years 7-10. For Monday, the dress code will be the following... https://t.co/pwrSQMAdof
Accio Brain! Impressive knowledge of spells, potions and Hogwarts on display from competitors in our Tri-wizard Tournament. Congratulations to all who took part - mischief managed! https://t.co/W0K0Fbqm1E
Jump back up July - Day 1: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/UsWNR755D6
Joyful June - Day 30: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/3ngxal9Bmb
Wirral Walk...4/4 https://t.co/rvMOZ4rhKj
Wirral Walk...3/4 https://t.co/8ljgVNtT1F
Wirral Walk...2/4 https://t.co/TkGPETkSer
Well done to all our #WKGSCommunity who took part in today's Wirral Walk, completing the 12 mile round trip from West Kirby to Heswall to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. £1400 has been raised so far. Amazing efforts all round. https://t.co/4eQW2AMrkC
Wirral Way Walk – our school community together helping others
Congratulations to our WKGS Community who came together to complete the 12 mile walk along the Wirral Way from West Kirby to Heswall and back, to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. Since 2003 our sponsored walks, has raised money for our special overseas project - school building work, making a difference in over five rural schools in China, building two from scratch in very poor rural areas. Several hundred students from WKGS have now been to China to see where the money was spent. We have moved our fundraising to support new projects in rural Malawi. Funds have been sent to Malawi to help child education and female empowerment. We have funded the building of new sanitation blocks and water supplies for three maternity centres where before there were none and pregnant women had to go to the toilet in a nearby field. This work is directly linked to development concepts that all students have studied at all key stages of the geography curriculum.
Joyful June - Day 29: Share a friendly smile with people you meet today. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/kDgOKYYRV8