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.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
Key Stage 3 Coding Club begins Tuesday 3rd October in B13 at 1.15. Come along and have a go at some fun, creative coding projects and problem solving challenges. All welcome! Thanks to Casey (Year 9) for creating the advert! https://t.co/9M4KH1DkTE
It's been a busy day at #WKGS with our annual House Bake Off competition /#MacmillanCoffeeMorning event. Thanks everyone who baked/donated and also to those who bought cakes raising money for such a fantastic cause. Bake Off winners and total amount raised to be announced soon. https://t.co/gLZGs3GrZE
It's House Bake Off and World's Biggest Coffee Morning today! Thanks to everyone who has entered the competition and donated to this fantastic cause. Cakes have been on sale at break and will be again at lunch. More photos to follow! #WKGSCommunity #MacmillanCoffeeMorning https://t.co/nBsOLCTHHZ
#WKGSY7 Science Club this week making glitter slime! @WKGS_Science https://t.co/PKLErVNrPw
Year 10 GCSE Geography Fieldwork
Year 10 Geographers undertook a three-day fieldtrip initially in the Lake District at Ambleside. They looked at flood prevention techniques in Cockermouth and also woodland ecosystems. On day two they moved onto the top of the Pennines into County Durham to follow the course of the River Tees as far as Barnard Castle, including a visit to the High Force waterfall. The third day included human geography fieldwork in Grasmere and Keswick. They also had the opportunity to watch and learn some traditional South Asian Bhangra dances from the dancers and singers of Parkinson lane Primary School in Halifax!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Students and staff have once again been baking to provide donations for the Macmillan Coffee Morning – supporting a very worthy cause with the added bonus of cake consumption!
We would like to thank artist (and former #WKGS student) Bronnie who visited this week. Bronnie not only performed for all year groups, but shared her experiences of mental health, body image, relationships and a number of other issues with our students. @BronnieMusic https://t.co/JXsiEM2FeF
Tomorrow will be your last chance to visit the Scolastic Book Fair in the Library. All payments for books on Scopay. All are welcome! #WKGS twitter.com/LibraryWkgs/st…
We would like to invite prospective students and their parents/carers to our Sixth Form Open Evening which will take place on Tuesday 15th November, 18:00-20:00. Please visit the link below to book your place... #WKGS #WKGS6thForm #OpenEvening #SixthForm wkgs.org/6th-form-open-… https://t.co/k4fOslYP0I
Self-Esteem speaker and singer/songwriter – Bronnie
A very exciting day for WKGS students when singer/song-writer and motivational speaker, Bronnie, visited the school. Along with performing many of her hits, the former student ran workshops with students in Years 7 -12, focussing on self-esteem. Topics covered during each 50 minute workshop included body image, confidence building, resilience and managing relationships. Students also had an opportunity for open discussion during each session.
At #WKGS we encourage all of our students to play a part in the extra-curricular life of the school and offer a range of clubs, societies and activities to all year groups. We are pleased to announce the schedule for our Autumn Term activities.. wkgs.org/files/uploads/… https://t.co/ABZMZnDzW0
Spend time with people who are good for your mental health. #Wellbeing #MentalHealthMatters https://t.co/7AmeTTagaK
We are really looking forward to next Friday 30th September when we will be hosting our annual McMillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning / House Bake Off competition. We invite students to get baking/donating to this great cause as well as competing for their house. #WKSGCommunity https://t.co/omEvxK9wT4
We would like to thank everyone who visited us this week for our Open Evening. Special thanks also to our amazing student tour guides and our staff for their efforts in sharing the amazing opportunities we offer at #WKGS Unable to attend? Please visit.. wkgs.org/open-evening-2… https://t.co/IcLIOMdxpb