Head of Department
Mr M Woods

KS4 Specification - AQA

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

20Apr '21

Active April - Day 20: Spend less time sitting today. Get up and move about often. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/zxYh30e8At

19Apr '21

Active April - Day 19: Have a no screens evening tonight and give yourself time to recharge. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/IaHFQSRXkY

18Apr '21

Active April - Day 18: Make time to dance, swim, run, cycle or stretch today. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EVUcvb9otB

17Apr '21

Active April - Day 17: Go exploring your local area and notice new things. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/R7vpg0NXwr

16Apr '21

Active April - Day 16: Get active today by singing, even if you think you can't sing! . #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/0j1Kv17f38

15Apr '21

Silver and Gold participants are currently classed as Direct Entrants due to the lack of qualifying expedition at Bronze/Silver. As soon as they complete the practise, the system will revert to non-direct and timescales will change accordingly @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY11 #WKGSY12

15Apr '21

Active April - Day 15: Relax your body and mind by doing yoga, tai chi or meditation. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS #yoga #meditation https://t.co/JSa8tbKxHF

15Apr '21

Active April - Day 14: Set yourself a challenge or sign up for an activity. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/jkXEm5f2I7

15Apr '21

Perse Coding Competition

Congratulations to our Year 11 students Hannah, Emily and Hadiza who recently represented the school in round 2 of the Perse Coding competition. The team performed superbly, gaining a Certificate of Merit each. Well done!

13Apr '21

At #WKGS6thForm we provide support for your future career choices & further educational goals. That's why we are an OUTSTANDING school for Sixth Form 😃 And there are still some places available!! If you're interested, contact office@wkgs.net #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/eBx88bE8Sl

13Apr '21

Active April - Day 13: Make sleep a priority and go to bed in good time. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/UZC5cyULEt

12Apr '21

Active April - Day 12: Move as much as possible even if you are stuck inside. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Uw0LAFHNQv

12Apr '21

Please note, that the deadline for applications for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh will close on Friday 16th April. Once you have completed the online form, SCOPay will be available once your details have been processed @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY9

11Apr '21

Active April - Day 11: Be active outside. Why not try some gardening. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/o9WIdd9Lqd

10Apr '21

Active April - Day 10: Turn your housework or chores into a fun form of exercise. #Wellbeing #ActiveApril @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/AUDot9cRM9