Head of Department
Mr B Douthwaite

KS4 Specification - OCR

The Computing department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of two specialist staff with both academic and industry experience in the subject. Computing lessons take place in modern, well-equipped computer suites, which make use of iTV interactive whiteboard technology.

At Key Stage 3, all pupils study Computing for one lesson per week. Topics include designing and interpreting algorithms, programming using the ‘Python’ programming language, data representation, website development, computer hardware, networks and mobile app development. 

The department provides a good variety of extra-curricular activities such as a BBC Micro:bit programming club, lunchtime subject support drop in sessions and a Cyber Security club who take part in a national cyber security competition annually.

At Key Stage 4, pupils may study GCSE Computer Science. The subject covers areas such as cyber security, data structures and algorithms, computer networks, programming, computer architecture and the legal/moral/ethical issues in Computing.

The department has an excellent record of results with GCSE students achieving 56% 9-7 and 80% 9-6, while A-level students achieved 57% A*-A and 100% A*-C.

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examination results

56%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

80%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

96%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

01Jun '20

▶️WKGS IT Issues◀️ Our IT services should all be back in operation now. We apologise for any inconvenience to the start of your week. #WKGSCommunity💙

01Jun '20

@wkgs_sfinduction (Instagram) Hi Everyone! We hope you are all well and staying safe. This account is officially up and running and over the next few weeks we hope to give you a good insight into WKGS life and what to expect if you chose to study here in the sixth form. (1/2) https://t.co/dSWDIGI9VF

01Jun '20

@wkgs.wellbeing June is here! This month is full of things to make your month joyful, even in these difficult times. #joyfuljune #wellbeing #wkgscommunity💙

01Jun '20

▶️IT Issues◀️ Please accept our apologies but we are experiencing IT issues with our Intranet & Phones. Our IT team is currently working on it. Students can try to log on to Google Classroom via this link & enter their school email address & password (1/2) edu.google.com/products/class…

01Jun '20

Welcome back all our students to another half term of #OnlineLearning via #GoogleClassroom. It’s Week 🅰️ & this weeks @WKGS_Wellbeing day is on Wednesday. #WKGSCommunity #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #StaySafe #WeMissYou 💙💛 https://t.co/wJRSqv5jkP

31May '20

If you’re joining @WestKirbyGS 6th Form in September then follow @WKGS_SFInduction on Instagram. This feed is run by 6th Formers for 6th Form Induction.... & it starts tomorrow!! #WKGS6thFormInduction #WelcomeToWKGS #ChooseWKGS #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/IIgOKrpqG0

31May '20

Meaningful May - Day 31: Take some time out of your routine today to relax. #wellbeing

31May '20

The @NHSuk have published a new article on how to support a young person who is struggling with their mental health. Here you can find practical advice on what to do if you’re worried about your child and where you can turn to for support. @WestKirbyGS england.nhs.uk/blog/advice-fo…

30May '20

Meaningful May - Day 30: Look up at the sky and remember we are all part of something bigger. #Wellbeing #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ia5XcZ2IkK

29May '20

Meaningful May - Day 29: Find three good reasons to be hopeful about the future. #Wellbeing #hope #MeaningfulMay

28May '20

Meaningful May - Day 28: Think about how your actions make a difference to others. #Wellbeing #bekind #MeaningfulMay @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/beWmqbulcv

27May '20

Meaningful May - Day 27: Today link your decisions and choices to your purpose in life. #Wellbeing #meaningfulmay

26May '20

Hi everyone, welcome to the @westkirbygs sixth form induction account run by us, the head prefect team. On here we will be sharing insightful aspects of life at sixth form, as well as giving you a chance to get involved and get to know each other before September. Feel free to dm us any questions, and we’ll do our best to help. Stay safe everyone💙 #welcometoWKGS#WKGSinduction#WKGSsixthform#chooseWKGS6thform#WKGS#WKGSyear12

26May '20

What can you do to take care of your mental health today? #wellbeing #mentalhealth

26May '20

Be kind to yourself. #wellbeing #bekind