Head of Department
Mr B Douthwaite

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 โ€˜Pythonโ€™ programming language, data representation, website development, computer hardware, networks and mobile app development.ย 

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

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students #WKGSGeography #WKGSDrama #WKGSMFL ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students @WKGS_MFL @WKGS_Geography @WKGS_Theatre @WKGS_Science ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/0k9XyvlFLB

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to #WKGS6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ https://wkgs.org https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

11Feb '20

Our values are inspired by our school motto:ad metam contendo-strive towards the goal.These 6 core values arenโ€™t simply words on a page.We live & breathe them everyday, driven by our determination to inspire & support every child in the pursuit of their goals,whatever they may be https://t.co/aS1jmgArx8

11Feb '20

The deadline for applications to @WKGS_6thForm is fast approaching.... Get your application in by Thursday 13th February by clicking on the links below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ wkgs.org wkgs.org/sixth-form-onlโ€ฆ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/cc6MsfSV46

11Feb '20

For #SaferInternetDay, we took part in the #freetobe campaign where we explore how we could make an Internet where we are FREE to be ourselves. F - Fairly treated R - Represented E - Equal E - Empowered @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/5s314CyVjb

11Feb '20

To mark #SaferInternetDay our students have been busy exploring issues surrounding online identity, the role of the Internet in challenging or re-enforcing stereotypes and whether or not everyone is fairly represented in the online community. @UK_SIC @WestKirbyGS #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/IZnImsQdPm

10Feb '20

WKGS is hosting a North West Gifted and Talented Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. There are three workshops to choose from. If you would like more information then please click on the images posted below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ https://t.co/OGgWBcYIAF

10Feb '20

Gifted & Talented Workshops March 2020

All of the latest information of how to sign up for the North West Gifted & Talented Workshops in March 2020.

06Feb '20

#TimeToTalk Day is today. Choose talk, conversation is powerful. https://t.co/Oilcj1GdY5

04Feb '20

Many people's lives have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Today we come together for #WorldCancerDay, because together, we can create change. ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ https://t.co/9SBtsdCPCH

30Jan '20

At West Kirby Grammar School we have always prided ourselves in our values. They are inspired by our school motto: ad metam contendo - strive towards the goal. These 6 core values arenโ€™t simply words on a page โ€“ we live and breathe them every day, driven by our determination to inspire and support every child in the pursuit of their goals, whatever they may be: C.H.O.I.C.E. #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS #AdMetamContendo #StriveTowardsTheGoal For more information visit our website - https://wkgs.org/

30Jan '20

Our values are inspired by our school motto:ad metam contendo-strive towards the goal.These 6 core values arenโ€™t simply words on a page.We live & breathe them everyday, driven by our determination to inspire & support every child in the pursuit of their goals,whatever they may be https://t.co/xocwGWacZv

27Jan '20

More great sporting achievements for WKGS at the weekend. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ Our Trampoliners came 2nd in the North of England Finals. Only beaten to first place by 0.1! Well done girls - very proud of you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ #WKGSY8 #WKGSY9 And well done to Jessica (Y7) who was placed 4th in the BMC Youth Climbing Series North West & Lakes Round 1 at the weekend. Well done Jessica! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ #WKGSY7 #Proud #WellDone #ChooseToBeYou

26Jan '20

Why not challenge yourself to put your phone down and do something productive with the time you're given back. #wellbeing ๐ŸŒธ https://t.co/fo2dlhwW40