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 B Douthwaite

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

18Oct '19

For advice for staying safe online and digital well-being, have a look at the fantastic BBC 'Own IT' website and app. This website provides great support for both young users of technology and parents. bbc.com/ownit @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/Vn2pk9zCbL

16Oct '19

Congratulations to Hazel who is our first Year 7 student to complete to Inspiring Digital Enterprise (iDEA) Bronze Award. @WestKirbyGS @idea_award #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #WKGSY7 @Wirral https://t.co/eSit1w4eFL

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

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