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
▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for Mrs Sargent’s LAST weekly letter is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Thank you Mrs Sargent for all you have done for #WKGS and we wish you all the very best!! (1/2)
Huge congrats to our retiring staff. We wish you a happy & healthy retirement & good luck to staff who are leaving us for other schools. You have all been amazing & you will be greatly missed. We want to thank you for all you have done for #WKGS & wish you well👏 #WeWillMissYou https://t.co/KxUEOAX5pO
WKGS HOUSES 🔴🟣🔵🟢🟡⚪️ Here are the final positions for houses in the 2019-20 competition Overall totals for all events & house points: 🥇Wallis🔴 (74pts) 🥈Gonner🔵 (73pts) 🥉Stewart🟡 (68.5pts) 4️⃣ Hudson⚪️ (68pts) 5️⃣ Furniss🟣 (62pts) 6️⃣ Paton🟢 (53.5pts) (1/2) https://t.co/zHIb0dbRU8
Jump Back July - Day 17: Write your worries down and save them for specific 'worry time'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/NeVprIjLaT
🔊September 2020 Thread🔊 If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit:⤵️⤵️⤵️ wkgs.org/latest-news/sc… Where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. (1/2)
Jump Back July - Day 16: When things get tough, say to yourself 'this too shall pass'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/OPnW61z9lb
Jump Back July - Day 15: Go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kysHVWT1XM
Jump Back July - Day 14: Set yourself an achievable goal and make it happen. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/m2y71RWFgW
🔊Real Schools Guide 2020🔊 It’s official!! We have been named as the best school in Wirral by the Real Schools Guide 2020. We are so proud of this great achievement for our school. 😊👏🙌🥳 liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool… #RealSchoolsGuide #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education https://t.co/aheHtzDi99
Jump Back July - Day 13: Challenge negative thoughts and find an alternative interpretation. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/iLgColBoRK
Jump Back July - Day 12: When things go wrong, be compassionate to yourself. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/nBthfYqDjz
Final scores for the code breaking house challenge are in. Well done to all participants, especially the 6 who scored full marks. Pupils have cracked a series of codes, learning about techniques like hashing, columnar transposition and rotor substitution ciphers. @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/4XbIeMi8wU
Jump Back July - Day 11: Reach out to someone you trust and share your feelings with them. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/CKhM9htDVY