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…

22May '20

What are you focussing on? #Wellbeing #mentalhealth @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/BBn10IEwii

21May '20

The judges were blown away with the entries for the House Poetry Competition. We have some amazing talent at #WKGS 💙😊🙌 Here is #WKGSY10 Hadiza’s poem ‘Humanity’, which was submitted under the category of ‘Community Spirit’ and took First Prize 🥇.... Well done Hadiza! 👏👍 #WKGSCommunity💙 #WKGSHouses #WKGSEnglish #Proud #Inspired #Poetry

20May '20

If you are having trouble sleeping this information from the NHS may be beneficial to you. #sleep #wellbeing #mentalhealth nhs.uk/oneyou/every-m…

20May '20

Today is #ThankATeacherDay 👩‍🏫 👨‍🏫 Be sure to thank your teachers, past or present who have inspired, encouraged, supported and motivated you, especially in these trying times. We all miss you! 💙 #WKGSCommunity #BeKind #StaySafe #Teachers #Students #ApartButTogether

20May '20

Mindfulness is useful for many people to improve their wellbeing. This story gives insight on how it could work for you. #Mindfulness #Wellbeing #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/YoungMindsUK/s…

20May '20

Interesting reading about the benefits of being kind. #wellbeing #BeKind #MentalHealthAwareness @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/mentalhealth/s…

20May '20

What are you doing to look after your mental and physical wellbeing. #wellbeing #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/Sport_England/…

19May '20

▶️WKGS Alumni◀️ Our next #WKGSAlumni THANK YOU goes to two frontline workers in education, Victoria (Class of 2007) & Natasha (Class of 2008). Both have been taking care of vulnerable children & sending home lots of projects to keep their students engaged & educated. We thank you for your commitment & dedication to your students. #WKGSAlumni #WKGSCommunity #Proud #ThankYou #Inspiration 💙💛🌈👏🙌 If you would like to share your story then please get in touch with office@wkgs.net

19May '20

Let's do all we can to look after our wellbeing during this #MentalHealthAwareness week and help others in these challenging times so that we can build and reinforce skills we can carry forward with us. 💙😊👍 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #BeKind #Wellbeing #WKGSCommunity💙 @wkgs.wellbeing

19May '20

Let's do all we can to look after our wellbeing during this Mental Health Awareness week and help others in these challenging times so that we can build and reinforce skills we can carry forward with us 💕 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #BeKind #wellbeing https://t.co/2TyaAg99bu

18May '20

▶️Duke of Edinburgh Award Update◀️ This year only, all participants who have completed their Physical, Skills & Volunteering will be awarded a new accolade: the 2020 DofE Certificate of Achievement – a formal recognition of their dedication, resilience and accomplishments in these extraordinary circumstances. Participants who receive the certificate can still go on to achieve the DofE award. The expedition is a hugely valuable experience that develops vital skills and character. We hope that most participants will still have the opportunity to complete it when it is safe to do so For participants who won’t be able to complete an expedition & want to progress from Bronze to Silver, we’ll introduce 2 temporary rule changes: 1.Bronze participants who achieve the 2020 DofE Certificate of Achievement will be treated as if they have completed the Bronze Award 2. Participants who do this will be able to use their Silver practice expedition as their qualifying expedition at Bronze, enabling them to achieve both their Bronze and Silver Awards. For more information follow the #WKGS Duke of Edinburgh Twitter feed (@WKGS_DofE) or visit the website below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference/achievement-for-all/ #WKGSDofE #WKGSCommunity #DofEAwards #dofewithadifference 🥇🥈🥉

18May '20

▶️WKGS Alumni◀️ THANK YOU to Jemma (Class of 2004). She is now a paediatric doctor working in North Wales/Merseyside. Jemma has also been making scrubs with the ‘Chester Scrubeteers’ group in her spare time, including making this scrub top in the picture (@craftyjem on Instagram). #WKGSAlumni #WKGSCommunity #Proud #ThankYou #Inspiration 💙💛🌈👏🙌 If you would like to share your story then please get in touch with office@wkgs.net

18May '20

Have you started a whole new skill or physical activity from home? Or have you changed your volunteering to help your community during lockdown? Let us know on social media using #DofEWithADifference.

18May '20

To change, choose your new activity (see DofE With A Difference ideas list/Opportunity Finder). Get your Leader's approval. Find an Assessor, e.g. your Leader, a family friend.. You can change your activities more than once, & time spent on your previous activities will count.

18May '20

All over the UK, participants have been changing their Volunteering, Physical and Skills activities to ones they can do from home, so they don't miss out on their DofE during lockdown...