Sixth Form Open Evening - Wednesday 20th November

Come and visit us to find out more about our fantastic Sixth Form and the opportunities that we provide. For full details click here.

Head of Department
Mr M Woods

The chemistry department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of seven teachers, who are all chemistry specialists. At Key Stage 3, students study chemistry for one lesson a week which includes a variety of topics including acids and alkalis, states of matter, chemical reactions, elements, mixtures and compounds and reactivity. Students also have the opportunity to develop their practical and analytical skills, developing their interest and enthusiasm in the Chemistry of all that is around them. All students study separate sciences at GCSE level. 

The department is proud of its public examination results. At GCSE 75% of students achieved grade 9-6 and 39% achieved grades 9-8. At A-level, 65% of students achieved A* - B and 100% achieved A* - E.

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 the Chemistry Communicators Project (leading to a Gold Crest Award), university workshops, the Chemistry Analyst Competition, Chemistry Olympiad, the Year 7 Science Club, Salters Festival of Chemistry, Café Scientific, support sessions for students in all key stages and Science evening lectures. 

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examination results

61%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

75%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

94%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

16Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS who successfully completed their Dibbin Civic Award and received their badges from the Deputy Mayor of Wirral last night. Congratulations to all of them. https://t.co/GchocVfHdh

15Oct '19

House Music 2019 🎶🎻🎹🎷 Congratulations to every single student who took part in & helped organise this years competition. You were all amazing!! But there did have to be a winner: 🥇Furniss 💜 🥈Paton 💚 🥉Wallis ❤️ #HouseMusic #Choral #Instrumental #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/qpaDobrdCQ

15Oct '19

House Music 2019 🎶🎻🎤🎹🎷 Congratulations to every single student who took part and organised this years competition. You were all amazing!!!! But there did have to be a winner... Well done to: 🥇Furniss💜 🥈Paton💚 🥉Wallis ❤️ #HouseMusic #Music #Choral #Instrumental #GreatestShow #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou

15Oct '19

One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year is today at WKGS..... #HOUSEMUSIC 💚❤️💙💛💜💟 Good luck to all Houses and Musicians! 🎤🎼🥁🎷🎹🎻🎸 #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #GreatestShow #Music https://t.co/WTvNP30Kpl

14Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS learning new skills and enjoying themselves today preparing meals for @wirralshomeless https://t.co/gK1bPZNdrr

14Oct '19

🍁Harvest Festival - 14-18 Oct🌾 Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. 6th Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/xbBS93Crxc

14Oct '19

🍁🍂Harvest Festival - 14-18 Oct🌾🍂 Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. Sixth Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. Each form is encouraged to try and collect a box of food for donation. Thank you for your support. 👏🥫🍂🌾🍁 #ChooseWKGS

11Oct '19

Only one more week in school and then 48 excited students and 5 even more excited adults will be flying off to Houston, Texas to spend a week doing space science at NASA! Watch this space! @WestKirbyGS @NASASTEM @NASA #NASA #Space

11Oct '19

Good luck to our Gold DofE teams out on their practice expedition this weekend #WKGSY12 #WKGS6THFORM

10Oct '19

A great message from @WKGS_Wellbeing for all our students and staff on #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 #WMHD2019 💙🧡 #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou twitter.com/WKGS_Wellbeing…

10Oct '19

💞#WorldMentalHealthDay 💞 A great day to take care of your own wellbeing. Self-care is not selfish. It is necessary for your wellbeing & it will help others too. Take time for yourself & check on others. @MHFAEngland #WMHD2019 https://t.co/Pbo9bI49bP images.app.goo.gl/MA8wa2E6SKjhWf…

10Oct '19

Sometimes this is all you need to do to be kind to others @WestKirbyGS #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 twitter.com/a_amilne/statu…

09Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS creating their second batch of meals this term for @wirralshomeless https://t.co/3gSeB583l9

09Oct '19

Good Morning WKGS! 🌤🖼💙 #RiseAndShine #AttackTheDay #WednesdayMotivation #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/cWlP2fgHT2

09Oct '19

Good Morning WKGS! 🌤🖼💙 #RiseAndShine #AttackTheDay #WednesdayMotivation #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou