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
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
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
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
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
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
We are aware that some parents and students have been unable to access this evening's virtual Y7 Induction Event at 7pm so we are hosting a repeat session at 8pm. We hope you will be able to join us at this time.
Sorry if you are experiencing difficulties joining our Induction event this evening. We are now holding a second event at 8pm and all presentations with narration will be on our website shortly.
Jump Back July - Day 7: Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/F54iCm06Kg
Jump Back July - Day 6: Put a problem in perspective and see the bigger picture. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kn1wbc8r2R
Jump Back July - Day 5: Avoid saying "must" or "should" to yourself today. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/AILxydxhhk
Jump Back July - Day 4: Find an action you can take to overcome a problem or worry. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/RoqIkMKYMk
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
Jump Back July - Day 2: Make a list of things you are looking forward to. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/aQoA03bq6w