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

18Nov '19

Are you expressing an interest to join WKGS Sixth Form? 🤩🤩🤩 Then come to our Sixth Form Open Evening to check it out! Wednesday 20th Novermber🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseExpression #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm

18Nov '19

Are you expressing an interest to join @WestKirbyGS Sixth Form? 🤩🤩🤩 Then come to our Sixth Form Open Evening to check out #WKGS6thForm Wednesday 20th Novermber🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseExpression #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/YQQJQixwRw

18Nov '19

Are you expressing an interest to join @WKGS_6thForm? 🤩🤩🤩 Then come to our Sixth Form Open Evening to check out #WKGS6thForm Wednesday 20th Novermber🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseExpression #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/GjAY6QNXrp

18Nov '19

'Click here to accept cookies' but what does that actually mean? WKGS Digital Leaders have been explaining what cookies are, why they are used, how to see who is tracking your Internet use and how to protect your privacy online in this week's assemblies. @WestKirbyGS @ChildnetDL https://t.co/Dmo0KcwkNl

16Nov '19

It’s been #AntiBullyingWeek in school this week. Everyone has worked in their form on understanding that #ChangeStartsWithUs and reviewing the school Anti-bullying Policy. This was sent to parents too alongside the weekly newsletter yesterday. #ChooseToBeYou @WestKirbyGS

15Nov '19

‪A massive thank you goes out to all WKGS students who took part in today’s non-uniform day in aid of @bbccin #ChildrenInNeed2019 #ThankYou #WellDone 👏👏👏‬

15Nov '19

A massive thank you goes out to all WKGS students who took part in today’s non-uniform day in aid of @BBCCiN #ChildrenInNeed2019 #ThankYou #WellDone 👏👏👏 https://t.co/LN5FuOEcaO

15Nov '19

Gabriella: @WestKirbyGS is great for 6th Form because our teachers offer so much support with everything.From subjects to @ucas_online applications & there are amazing opportunities with trips, clubs & roles in the school community #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/TCnkpYMTVD

15Nov '19

Michael: The reasons for joining @WKGS_6thForm are plentiful. The outstanding teaching, the extracurricular opportunities & the determined yet caring atmosphere are just a few things that drew me to @WestKirbyGS. (1/2) https://t.co/cPt2kQGvBN

15Nov '19

Only FIVE days until our Sixth Form Open Evening. Let us give you 5⃣ reasons why you should #ChooseWKGS for Sixth Form. Click on the link below to find out more ⬇️⬇️⬇️ wkgs.org/school-life/wh… Wed 20th Nov 🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ @WestKirbyGS #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/o8veDNRRk2

15Nov '19

Only FIVE days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening.... Let us give you 5⃣ reasons why you should #ChooseWKGS for Sixth Form. Click on the link below to find out more ⬇️ wkgs.org/school-life/wh… Wednesday 20th November 🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/zDjlyTiffM

14Nov '19

Well done to 7K who gave a whole year group assembly on @BBCCiN Thanks for making #WKGSY7 more aware of how to fundraise & where the money goes. @WestKirbyGS #ChildrenInNeed2019 https://t.co/hRUqt1dVcY

13Nov '19

Gabriella: Today in English Lit, we completed the Merchant's Tale. Our course allows us to read a range of texts from this 14th Century poem to our modern day coursework! 📔@WKGS_English #ALevelEnglish #MerchantsTale #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS6thForm @WestKirbyGS

13Nov '19

Gabriella: In #Biology we are learning about the detailed process of respiration & photosynthesis. To help develop our understanding we have completed practical investigations such as respiration in yeast. @WKGS_Science #ALevelBiology #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/qMpT8og9CB

13Nov '19

Gabriella: As Head Girl, I have to organise our Summer Prom. During Enrichment, the prom committee and I work together to arrange fundraising events, contact local businesses and finalise details. #Enrichment #WKGS6thForm #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS6thForm @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Xg00BTqMRP