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

04Jul '22

We are delighted with the response to last week's Wirral Walk and the money raised for the charity we support in Malawi. We are especially grateful to Moreton based company, @Typhoo_tea who made a very generous donation. Typhoo source a lot of their tea from suppliers in Malawi. https://t.co/dcZ6cABlrP

04Jul '22

Year 8 have arrived at PGL and are enjoying lunch in the sun before they begin afternoon activities https://t.co/Eb36nbC4Tk

04Jul '22

School is an opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn skills, and develop your talents. Please make sure your child is attending every day of term to ensure they have the bright future they deserve. #EveryDayCounts #WKGS https://t.co/vPk2ejLi2a

03Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 4: Find something to look forward to today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/rTVbPsDbl7

03Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 3: Be willing to ask for help when you need it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/3c9PNMBa7U

03Jul '22

Jump back up July - Day 2: Create a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't yet'. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/uQDdXkDaUQ

01Jul '22

Next week will be Activities Week for years 7-10. For Monday, the dress code will be the following... https://t.co/pwrSQMAdof

01Jul '22

Accio Brain! Impressive knowledge of spells, potions and Hogwarts on display from competitors in our Tri-wizard Tournament. Congratulations to all who took part - mischief managed! https://t.co/W0K0Fbqm1E

01Jul '22

Jump back up July - Day 1: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/UsWNR755D6

30Jun '22

Joyful June - Day 30: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/3ngxal9Bmb

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...4/4 https://t.co/rvMOZ4rhKj

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...3/4 https://t.co/8ljgVNtT1F

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...2/4 https://t.co/TkGPETkSer

30Jun '22

Well done to all our #WKGSCommunity who took part in today's Wirral Walk, completing the 12 mile round trip from West Kirby to Heswall to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. £1400 has been raised so far. Amazing efforts all round. https://t.co/4eQW2AMrkC

30Jun '22

Wirral Way Walk – our school community together helping others

Congratulations to our WKGS Community who came together to complete the 12 mile walk along the Wirral Way from West Kirby to Heswall and back, to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. Since 2003 our sponsored walks, has raised money for our special overseas project - school building work, making a difference in over five rural schools in China, building two from scratch in very poor rural areas.  Several hundred students from WKGS have now been to China to see where the money was spent. We have moved our fundraising to support new projects in rural Malawi.  Funds have been sent to Malawi to help child education and female empowerment. We have funded the building of new sanitation blocks and water supplies for three maternity centres where before there were none and pregnant women had to go to the toilet in a nearby field.  This work is directly linked to development concepts that all students have studied at all key stages of the geography curriculum.