Head of Department
Mrs J Williams

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.

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examination results

27%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

55%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

91%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

what we've been up to...

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

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

24Jan '20

Over 60 areas were represented at our Careers Convention on Wednesday night. Students in Years 9 to 13 were able to come along and talk to a wide range of professionals and universities. Thank you to all who visited WKGS! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ #Careers #Professions #University #Apprenticeship #WKGS6thForm #Future

06Jan '20

We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming WKGS 6th Form Briefing Events on either Wednesday 8th January or Wednesday 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link belowโฌ‡๏ธto register your interest: https://wkgs.org/latest-news/events/sixth-form-briefing-event-1 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou