Head of Department
Mrs G Fairclough

The Biology Department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of six teachers, who are all biology specialists. At Key Stage 3, students study Biology for one lesson a week and study a variety of topics including cells, tissues and organs, reproduction, respiration, photosynthesis and earth and the environment, as well as developing their practical and analytical skills. Students develop their interest and enthusiasm in the Biology of all that is around them. All students study separate Sciences at GCSE. A-level Biology has remained a very popular subject and has maintained consistently high numbers.

The department is proud of its public examination results with 80% achieving grades 9-6 at GCSE and 60% achieving a grades 9-7. At A-level, we achieved 62% A* - B and 11% A*.

The Science Department has 12 fully-equipped laboratories, with state-of-the-art and fully interactive technology. We offer a large number of activities to enrich our curriculum, including field trips to Hilbre Island and Church Island, Year 7 Science Club, Nowgen, Leahurst Farm, Operation Theatre Live, Biology Olympiad, support sessions for students in all key stages and Science Evening lectures.

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examination results

60%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

80%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

98%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

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

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

10Feb '20

WKGS is hosting a North West Gifted and Talented Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. There are three workshops to choose from. If you would like more information then please click on the images posted below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ https://t.co/OGgWBcYIAF

10Feb '20

Gifted & Talented Workshops March 2020

All of the latest information of how to sign up for the North West Gifted & Talented Workshops in March 2020.

07Feb '20

Thank you to @A_Conferences for a thought provoking series of talks in Manchester today, culminating in a debate on which is more important, a healthy mind or a healthy body. Zac #Y12 and Rachel #Y11 put forward there opinions confidently. Well done both! @WestKirbyGS

06Feb '20

#TimeToTalk Day is today. Choose talk, conversation is powerful. https://t.co/Oilcj1GdY5

04Feb '20

Many people's lives have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Today we come together for #WorldCancerDay, because together, we can create change. ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ https://t.co/9SBtsdCPCH

31Jan '20

A fascinating day @gcsesciencelive watching fascinating talks from @jimalkhalili @theAliceRoberts and Maggie Aderin-Pocock @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/YjBpMbORRH

30Jan '20

At West Kirby Grammar School we have always prided ourselves in our values. They are inspired by our school motto: ad metam contendo - strive towards the goal. These 6 core values arenโ€™t simply words on a page โ€“ we live and breathe them every day, driven by our determination to inspire and support every child in the pursuit of their goals, whatever they may be: C.H.O.I.C.E. #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS #AdMetamContendo #StriveTowardsTheGoal For more information visit our website - https://wkgs.org/

30Jan '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/xocwGWacZv

27Jan '20

More great sporting achievements for WKGS at the weekend. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ Our Trampoliners came 2nd in the North of England Finals. Only beaten to first place by 0.1! Well done girls - very proud of you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ #WKGSY8 #WKGSY9 And well done to Jessica (Y7) who was placed 4th in the BMC Youth Climbing Series North West & Lakes Round 1 at the weekend. Well done Jessica! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ #WKGSY7 #Proud #WellDone #ChooseToBeYou