KS4 Specification - Edexcel
The Music department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of two teachers, who are subject specialists plus a visiting team of instrumental tutors who are all experienced and well qualified professionals. There are two teaching rooms, four practice rooms and a recording studio. The teaching rooms include an apple mac suite with access to industry standard technology and equipment.
At Key Stage 3 all students study Music and it can be continued at. Music is also available at A-level. Students in Years 7 - 9 are given a wide musical education which includes singing, performing, original composition, listening and musical appreciation, historical context, basic music theory, music from non-Western cultures, workshop experiences and live performances wherever possible.
At Key Stage 4, GCSE Music students study a broad range of musical genres while also honing their performance and composition skills. Students achieve highly with 55% achieving grade 9-6. A-level Music is an increasingly popular option and in recent years, students have entered degree courses at the universities of Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and the Royal Northern College of Music.
Extra Curricular Music
There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes and after school and are directed by the two music teachers at the school and by our instrumental team. These include Junior Singers, Junior Players, Guitarchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir. We have a regular series of concerts and lunchtime recitals; also competitions, productions and tours abroad.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
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Update 2: Anyone can start the next level, Gold at 16 years, but eDofE will always show it as being direct until the previous level has been achieved. Always remember the participant has until they are 25 years old to complete their award.
Update 1: For all levels - an expedition is still required to complete an Award. The certificate of achievement is sent out to those completing 3 sections at each level (this excludes the expedition at Bronze, silver & gold and also the residential at Gold).
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Please find attached a letter from Wirral Borough Council for all parents/carers to wear a face covering if you are getting out of the car or physically escorting your child to the school entrances with effect from Mon 21 Sept 2020 wkgs.org/files/preview/… #WKGSCommunity💙
Self-Care September - Day 18: Don't compare how you feel inside to how others appear outside. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/DCn9PMudBw
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🔊#WKGS Parents/Carers Please find below⬇️a link to a video which Wirral Borough Council have produced which is aimed at supporting parents/carers on what they need to do if their child/ward shows symptoms, to help reduce risk of transmission in schools. vimeo.com/458533722
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We are delighted to announce that WKGS will host Virtual Open Evenings for prospective Y7 & 6th Form students. Please click on the link below ⤵️ to book your place for the 1st of our events for parents/carers of all prospective Y7 students wkgs.org/open-evening #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/sqJNBauAEY