Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (wkgs.org/summer-work).

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Head of Department
Mr B Douthwaite

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.

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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

09Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 9: Help someone in need and notice how that gives you a boost too. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/WaUnzgS0UN

08Jul '20

Stumbled upon a timeline of WKGS with some interesting information about Computing at the school. 26th October 1981 is the day computers arrived at WKGS with the purchase of a single ZX81 machine. October 7th 1982, the first PC follows. @WestKirbyGS timetoast.com/timelines/wkgs… https://t.co/QAJkz5p28E

08Jul '20

Great summer challenge. Link below. @NCA_UK have partnered with Immersive Labs to give you access to Cyber4Summer – a series of 96 gaming labs to develop your skills including encoding, encryption and the ins-and-outs of attack and defence. @WestKirbyGS cyber4summer.immersivelabs.online/signin https://t.co/HTl3iwl3hr

08Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 8: Get the basics right: eat well, exercise and go to bed on time. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/6Ohc7L6iwP

07Jul '20

Thank you to all of our new Y7 parents and students for joining us for this evening's Induction Event. It was fantastic to see the faces of the newest members of our school community and we look forward to seeing you again soon! #WKGSCommunity #WKGSY7

07Jul '20

Beautiful entries from Grace J (octopus) and Emily H (girl with umbrella) for the #WKGSY9 interform challenge. Still plenty of time to get involved!! @WKGS_Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/gePeAElieW

07Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 7: Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/F54iCm06Kg

06Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 6: Put a problem in perspective and see the bigger picture. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kn1wbc8r2R

05Jul '20

#WKGSY9 details of this week’s interform challenge are released into the pastoral Google Classroom tomorrow at 9am. Lots for you to do during #wellbeing week. Which form will win? #WKGSCommunity #InItToWinIt @WKGS_Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/GNGjOQAxVa

05Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 5: Avoid saying "must" or "should" to yourself today. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/AILxydxhhk

04Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 4: Find an action you can take to overcome a problem or worry. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/RoqIkMKYMk

03Jul '20

▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for our weekly letter from Mrs Sargent is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Please see our #WKGS website wkgs.org for further information. We hope you have a good weekend. 😊 #WKGSCommunity #WKGSInThisTogether #StaySafe 💙

03Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 3: Adopt a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't'...yet'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/2nvqdp1tc6

02Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 2: Make a list of things you are looking forward to. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/aQoA03bq6w

01Jul '20

Round 1 scores are in for the 2nd Computing code breaking challenge. Everyone welcome to take part. Link is available on Google Classroom. You can earn points in every round so not too late to get involved! @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/l8WtfKDJui