Virtual 11+ familiarisation
Our Year 12 Further Maths students hosted the first in our series of Virtual 11+ Familiarisation sessions for Year 5 pupils on Saturday 26 June 2021. Thanks to the Maths students and staff for all of their hard work in making this possible. Further events will be held on Saturday 3 July for Verbal Reasoning and Saturday 10 July for English both from 9am until 11.30am - all are welcome - please see: https://wkgs.org/virtual-11-familiarisation-days where you can also revisit the Maths event.
BASE Competition National Finalists
Congratulations also go to Soraya, Heather, Lucy and Daria in Year 12 as they have achieved a place in the National Finals of the BASE Competition run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Business Language Champions ‘Operation Language'
Well done to our Year 12 linguists in French, German and Spanish who took part in the Business Language Champions ‘Operation Language’ challenge last week. They used their language skills to great effect in this national event, working on a World Health Organisation theme.
WKGS shepherdess stars on Steph’s Packed Lunch
Year 8 student Esther appeared on ‘Steph’s Packed Lunch’ on Channel 4 with Steph McGovern on Tuesday 27 April 2021 talking about her passion and responsibility for with her flock of rare breed sheep Greyface Dartmoors.
Perse Coding Competition
Congratulations to our Year 11 students Hannah, Emily and Hadiza who recently represented the school in round 2 of the Perse Coding competition. The team performed superbly, gaining a Certificate of Merit each. Well done!
Meet the Professions
We have held another fantastic 'Meet the Professionals' session with Lucy Sibbick, an award-winning special effects make-up artist. She is best known for her work on the film Darkest Hour for which she was awarded, with Kazuhiro Tsuji and David Malinowski, the BAFTA award in 2017 and the Academy Award in 2018 for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Sixth Form Enrichment Programme activities during Lockdown
Despite the constraints and challenges of another lockdown, we have persevered this term with our diverse Sixth Form Enrichment Programme:
Meet the Professions
We hosted another ‘Meet the Professionals’ event with Celyn Jones, the critically acclaimed and award-winning actor and screenwriter, who provided a fascinating talk which was greatly enjoyed by our students. Well done to all who attended and a massive thank you to Celyn for the time, support, inspiration and advice. WKGS film company may be on its way!
Duke of Edinburgh Awards volunteering
We are very proud of our students who are undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award training for contributing to 5863 hours of voluntary service to the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vitality Netball Super League
Natalie (Year 10) has been selected for the Severn Stars U17 National Performance League squad. Severn Stars play in the Vitality Netball Super League. Our congratulations to Natalie on a fantastic achievement!
Rapid Flow Asymptomatic Testing at West Kirby Grammar School
We have now carried out over 3000 tests in 9 days at our two asymptomatic testing sites. Our students were a credit to the school ensuring this massive task was carried out efficiently and effectively. We received many compliments from the Testing Teams about our students’ friendly and welcoming nature. We were delighted to welcome all the WKGS Community back together again.
Meet the Professionals
WKGS Drama department hosted another Meet the Professionals session this week with Eli Randle from Tmesis Theatre. It was brilliant to hear about the work of a director and theatre-maker. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and asked some fantastic questions. A huge thank you to Eli for her time and expertise.
UKMT Mathematics challenge
Well done to Year 12 student Rebekah for achieving a distinction in the recently completed an Olympiad challenge as part of the UKMT Mathematics challenge. She has also been selected as the reserve for the UK team in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad taking place in April. We are all incredibly proud and very impressed about how far she has progressed in the competition.
Meet the Professionals
WKGS Drama department hosted another Meet the Professionals session this week with one of our Year 7 fathers - Dan Taylor.
Meet the Professionals
WKGS Drama department are holding a series of talks from professionals in the performing arts who have agreed to speak, virtually, about their work and to take part in a live Q&A session.
Medicine in Action Conference
Potential Medics Conference: WKGS Year 12 students were given the opportunity to take part in an online conference aimed at those wishing to study medicine at the next stage of their education. Twenty three students attended the virtual event on Tuesday 26 January 2021 from 9.30am until 12.30pm
WKGS donations to Wirral Foodbank
Our generous WKGS community has once again made a collection of items to donate to Wirral Foodbank.
The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide
We are delighted to announce that in The Sunday Times Parent Power ‘Schools of the Decade’, West Kirby Grammar School has been ranked 87th. We are also the only Wirral school in the Top 100.
We are delighted to announce that West Kirby Grammar School has recently invested in GCSEPod the award-winning digital content & revision provider.
Bebras Computing Challenge 2020
Bebras Computing Challenge results - congratulations to WKGS Year 7!
GCSE Results 2019
The dedication of staff and students at West Kirby Grammar School has paid off once again, as results continue to soar.
A-level Results 2019
West Kirby Grammar School is celebrating; yet again results are outstanding with more than 70% of all grades awarded being A*-B or equivalent.
iDEA - Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards at WKGS
Liverpool Docks Regeneration Trip
As part of the A-level Human Geography regeneration project, Year 12 students took a trip to Liverpool to see first-hand regeneration in action along the Liverpool waterfront.
WKGS reach UK Space Design Competition National Finals
In November, 12 students from Years 10 -13 won the North-West Regional Heat of the UK Space Design Competition at the University of Liverpool.
Spanish Exchange 2018
Fifteen Year 11 GCSE Spanish students spent the last week of September with their Spanish exchange partners in Torrelavega in Cantabria in the North of Spain.
GCSE Results - 2018
West Kirby Grammar School is celebrating exceptional performance in the new more rigorous GCSE examinations, reflecting once again, the hard work and dedication of students and staff.
A-Level Results - 2018
Students at West Kirby Grammar School are once again celebrating outstanding A-level results.