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Head of Department
Mr N Armstrong

KS4 Specification - AQA

The Biology Department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of five teachers, who are all biology specialists. At Key Stage 3, students study Biology for one lesson a week and study a variety of topics including cells, tissues and organs, reproduction, respiration, photosynthesis and earth and the environment, as well as developing their practical and analytical skills. All of our curriculum is designed with our HPL philosophy in mind and students develop their interest and enthusiasm in the Biology of all that is around them. Students can choose to either study separate or combined sciences at GCSE. A-level Biology has remained a very popular subject and has maintained consistently high numbers.

The Science Department has 12 fully-equipped laboratories, with state-of-the-art and fully interactive technology. We offer a large number of activities to enrich our curriculum, including field trips to Hilbre Island and Church Island, Year 7 Science Club, Operation Theatre Live, Biology Olympiad, support sessions for students in all key stages and Science Evening lectures.

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examination results


of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7


of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6


of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we’ve been up to…

05Jul '24

Year 10 Drama trip to London

A fantastic Drama trip down to the capital. Year 10 watched an immersive production of Guys & Dolls, then a revival of Complicite's Mnemonic. On day two they were treated to a backstage tour of the National Theatre, and then worked in a two-hour movement and text-based workshop before heading home. Students were both enthusiastic and showed incredible maturity for two jam-packed days. If they enjoyed this, wait until they see what's in store for New York!

04Jul '24

Our Year 8 Litter Pickers

Mr Houghton had a special message on behalf of our litter picking team for Activities Week: "WKGS Wombles litter picking at Red Rocks nature reserve and Ashton Park in West Kirby during Activities Week. Well done to Year 8 students for making a difference and taking a pride in their community. How many Mr Youngs by the way?!!"

04Jul '24

Jessica Baker's Climbing Wall

Jessica Baker's climbing wall is starting to take shape. A timelapse video will be made public upon completion too!

04Jul '24

WKGS Mini-Elections

With all the fuss about General Elections, our students decided to show how its done properly! Split into groups, students held mini-elections after an all day campaign (with staff voting too!). And the overall winner? Cura!

03Jul '24

Year 7 PGL

Year 7 arrived safely at PGL and are having a fantastic time! After a quick lunch they were straight into their activities and last night they spent their evening competing against the other groups in various challenges. This morning, they are up and ready to go, with the sun out for their next round of activities! So many photo's, here's a few!

20Mar '24

UK Team Member - NASA Space Design Competition

We have amazing news to share as Molly (#WKGSY10) has been selected to represent Team UK at the international finals of the NASA Space Design Competition. Having been part of the winning team at the UK Space Design competition earlier this month, Molly now becomes one of only 12 students to represent the UK at the finals which take place at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida this summer. Molly was also the youngest member of the winning team from WKGS, making this an even more exceptional achievement. Well done Molly, good luck with the international final!

14Mar '24

Sixth Form & Year 11 Careers Fair

We are pleased to announce the dates for our annual Careers Fair which will take place on Wednesday 24th April and Wednesday 1st May 2024. These proved very popular last year and have now been expanded to include Year 11 as well as Sixth Form students. We are looking for representatives from a range of career areas and higher/further education institutes who would be willing to speak to our students about their area of expertise. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to represent your company/organisation at the event, please contact Mrs Harris-Smith by email at

12Mar '24

Congratulations to our Year 8 Netball team!

Congratulations to the Y8 Netball team who were winners of the Wirral Schools League. They beat Wirral in their semi-final and Birkenhead School in a brilliant final! Well done to everyone who has played this season.

12Mar '24

UK Space Design Competition

A team of 11 students from West Kirby Grammar School were in the winning team at the National Final of the UK Space Design Competition which took place at Imperial College, London on the weekend of 2nd - 3rd March.

11Mar '24

WKGS Music Department news

Students Han, Laoise, Esme, Phoebe and Imogen, all members of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, performed yesterday at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

01Mar '24

Congratulations Year 7 2024-25

Congratulations Year 7 2024-25! We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to our school.

27Feb '24

Limited places available for Sixth Form

Limited places available for Sixth Form

13Feb '24

Wirral Schools Netball League

Well done to the netballers from Y7, Y8 and Y9 who played in the Wirral Schools Netball League tonight. Two wins and a draw for our teams. Super proud of you all!

13Feb '24

Year 4 & 5 Information Evening

We would like to invite prospective students along with their parents/carers to join us for our Year 4 & 5 Information Evening on Tuesday 23rd April. Book your place now by visiting the link : Year 4 & 5 Information Evening - Tuesday 23 April 2024

12Feb '24

Open Morning Tours 2024

We would like to invite parents/carers of prospective students (lower school and sixth form) to join us for an Open Morning Tour of WKGS. We have limited places available for the 13th March tour and are now taking bookings for the April and May dates.