Head of Department
Ms G Mason
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose Maths? 

Maths provides you with skills that are extremely useful in any career. They range from analytical thinking, problem solving, investigating problems and presenting solutions logically, handling and interpreting data, forming and communicating ideas.

Maths is a highly credible qualification. However, the choice of this subject for A-level should also be because you enjoy Maths and you gain pleasure from the challenge of solving number and logic puzzles. There is much emphasis on problem solving, reasoning and modelling, and a requirement for the efficient use of a calculator.

What is Involved?

There are three written examinations, which will take place at the end of Year 13. All papers are two hours in length and consist of two pure mathematics papers and one paper which will examine both statistics and mechanics. These mathematical skills are extremely useful for many careers such as business, engineering, medicine and insurance.

A-level Maths requires sound algebraic and trigonometrical skills, with the course building up to concepts such as integration, differentiation, vectors, logarithms and exponentials, proof, coordinate geometry and numerical methods, which are examined over the two pure maths papers. The final paper examines the work studied on statistical methods such as statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing. It also examines the work studied on the mechanics used in kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws and moments.

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examination results

74%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

83%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

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of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

What we’ve been up to…

26May '22

Meaningful May- Day 27: Focus on how your actions make a difference to others. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/kiTrHGbrH5

26May '22

On National Thank a Teacher Day 2022 we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our teaching and support staff for their hard work and the dedication they show on a daily basis. #WKGSCommunity #NationalThankATeacherDay https://t.co/ABxR3wDiMd

26May '22

NEW OPPORTUNITY: We are looking to launch a new Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at #WKGS. If anyone is interested in getting involved, or wants to know more, please get in touch with Mrs Marley at lmarley@wkgs.net #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/vIXYHK526K

26May '22

Meaningful May- Day 26: Remember an event in your life that is really meaningful. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/qQqg4q20Zq

25May '22

Meaningful May- Day 25: Ask someone else what matters most to them and why. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/2cS0XGDPF7

24May '22

Well done to all @WKGS_Art students who participated in the Creative Art Postcard Exchange project. We were one of 25 schools to take part across the UK and Ireland. The theme for postcards artwork was 'War' and was creatively interpreted using a variety of media. #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/iG0GIkIGYc

24May '22

Meaningful May- Day 24: Make choices that have a positive impact today. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/fzahKXAy4S

23May '22

We wish to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of History for September 2022. The post is full-time. The ability to teach GCSE and A-level History is essential and a desire to teach A-level Politics is desirable. wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/7x7DCesVTR

23May '22

Congratulations to our staff who took part in this weekend's 10k Race for Life - raising over £1000 for this fantastic charity #raceforlife #community #charity #endeavour https://t.co/oUJzSGeTec

22May '22

Meaningful May- Day 23: Recall three things that you are proud of. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/ZDIBBaSxmv

22May '22

Meaningful May- Day 22: Find time to become involved with a charity you care about. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/hh6GozLFYe

22May '22

Race for Life

Congratulations to our members of staff who completed the Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK – they have raised over £1000 to date! A fantastic achievement!

21May '22

Meaningful May- Day 21: Remember we are all part of something bigger. #MeaningfulMay #Wellbeing https://t.co/UMPxVO0ki3

21May '22

Fantastic effort from our sixth formers who completed their qualifying Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Good luck with your exams 🍀 @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY12 #WKGSY13 https://t.co/K2fBm5L8kL

20May '22

Thank you to @forzawestkirby for hosting a superb #WKGS staff pizza night last night. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with great food and wonderful service. We will be back! #WKGSCommunity