Head of Department
Ms G Mason

KS4 Specification - Edexcel

The Mathematics Department consists of nine skilled teachers who all share a love of Mathematics and strive to instil their passion for the subject into the students, giving them the skills they need to succeed in the wider world.

The department is equipped with some of the latest technology. All classrooms make use of interactive displays to make learning come to life and software such as Autograph is used to help mathematical concepts and relate them to real life. In addition to academic study, we provide additional enrichment and support opportunities for our students.

These include:

  • Puzzle Club
  • UKMT Junior, Intermediate and Senior challenges
  • UKMT Team Challenge
  • Maths Support - twice weekly drop-in sessions

Students study Mathematics for four lessons per week at Key Stage 3, studying:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

These lay the foundations for GCSE studies and beyond.

At GCSE, students follow a two-year, linear course where 99% of students achieved grades 9-4 and 63% achieved grades 9-7. Our highest achievers are also given the opportunity to complete a GCSE Further Mathematics qualification

A-level students study a new syllabus which covers Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. Again, our most able students can study additional content in order to achieve A-level Further Mathematics and students achieve highly with 74% of Mathematics students obtaining a grade A*-B and 88% of Further Mathematics students achieving the same.

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examination results

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of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

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What we’ve been up to…

03Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 3: Think of three things you are grateful for and write them down. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/R4mlAZNMFa

02Jun '20

It is important that we all stay safe online. Please ensure you follow published guidance to protect yourself. #internetsafety #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/CEOPUK/status/…

02Jun '20

Music can be great to keep you focussed or to help you relax. #music #relaxation #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/4ZWKppDGhD

02Jun '20

Each new day is a step closer to our school community being back together. @westkirbygs #positivity #BeKind https://t.co/teiuQ6sCP8

02Jun '20

Be honest. Be kind. Be respectful. #PrideMonth2020 #Wellbeing https://t.co/ZfD4CNBk98

02Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 2: Reframe a worry and try to find a positive way to respond 🌈 #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/sRHYY7xxd1

01Jun '20

▶️WKGS IT Issues◀️ Our IT services should all be back in operation now. We apologise for any inconvenience to the start of your week. #WKGSCommunity💙

01Jun '20

Great message about mental health from these young people. If you are struggling and feel you need to talk then please seek support from a trusted adult. #wellbeing #mentalhealth @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/BGT/status/126…

01Jun '20

@wkgs.wellbeing June is here! This month is full of things to make your month joyful, even in these difficult times. #joyfuljune #wellbeing #wkgscommunity💙

01Jun '20

▶️IT Issues◀️ Please accept our apologies but we are experiencing IT issues with our Intranet & Phones. Our IT team is currently working on it. Students can try to log on to Google Classroom via this link & enter their school email address & password (1/2) edu.google.com/products/class…

01Jun '20

Welcome back all our students to another half term of #OnlineLearning via #GoogleClassroom. It’s Week 🅰️ & this weeks @WKGS_Wellbeing day is on Wednesday. #WKGSCommunity #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #StaySafe #WeMissYou 💙💛 https://t.co/wJRSqv5jkP

31May '20

Meaningful May - Day 31: Take some time out of your routine today to relax. #wellbeing

31May '20

The @NHSuk have published a new article on how to support a young person who is struggling with their mental health. Here you can find practical advice on what to do if you’re worried about your child and where you can turn to for support. @WestKirbyGS england.nhs.uk/blog/advice-fo…

30May '20

Meaningful May - Day 30: Look up at the sky and remember we are all part of something bigger. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ia5XcZ2IkK

29May '20

Meaningful May - Day 29: Find three good reasons to be hopeful about the future. #Wellbeing #hope #MeaningfulMay