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

03Dec '20

At #WKGS6thForm we provide support for your future career choices & further educational goals. That's why we are an OUTSTANDING school for 6th Form. To find out more about our AMAZING 6th Form & the support you will receive, click on the link below⬇️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… https://t.co/ETOObAsHr4

03Dec '20

We are delighted to announce that in the @thesundaytimes Parent Power #WKGS is ranked 87th in their 'Schools of the Decade'. We're also the only Wirral school in the Top 💯 This is why we are the Number1⃣ school in Wirral! #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education #ParentPower https://t.co/wq6UsKKnwC

03Dec '20

We are delighted to announce that in the @thesundaytimes Parent Power #WKGS is ranked 87th in their 'Schools of the Decade'. We're also the only Wirral school in the Top 💯 This is why we are the Number1⃣ school in Wirral! #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education #ParentPower https://t.co/Y6EZW6z8SZ

03Dec '20

DofE can be a lifeline to some people. This is such a lovely story about an inspirational young man and his family ❤️ @WestKirbyGS twitter.com/dofe/status/13…

02Dec '20

At #WKGS6thForm we provide support for your future career choices & further educational goals. That's why we are an OUTSTANDING school for 6th Form. To find out more about our AMAZING 6th Form & the support you will receive, click on the link below⤵️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… https://t.co/wcagJS2zr1

02Dec '20

Do Good December - Day 2: Contact someone you can’t be with to see how they are. #Wellbeing #DoGoodDecember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/6JhDUgzpem

02Dec '20

Good Luck to all of our #WKGSY11 who start their GCSE Mocks today. 🤞🍀☺️👍🙌 #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #WKGSCommunity💙 @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/rmzo4NzvlE

01Dec '20

Last month 435 students represented @WestKirbyGS and their houses in the @bebrasuk Computational Thinking Challenge. Some outstanding individual performances and an fantastic overall effort as a school. Congratulations to Stewart achieving the most points! Certificates out soon. https://t.co/pWPfYm0Muh

01Dec '20

At #WKGS6thForm we provide support for your future career choices & further educational goals. That's why we are an outstanding school for 6th Form. To find out more about our amazing 6th Form & the support you will receive, click on the link below ⬇️ wkgs.org/6th-form-virtu… https://t.co/RoqU2CRBB2

01Dec '20

Do Good December - Day 1: We may not be able to change our situation, but we can choose to respond with kindness 💕 #Wellbeing #DoGoodDecember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/55TCsuIMlw

01Dec '20

We may not be able to change our situation, but we can choose to respond with kindness 💕 #DoGoodDecember#wellbeing #actionhappiness @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/jdIgn5waLD

30Nov '20

To keep up to date with everything #WKGS, be sure to follow all of our #WKGSCommunity💙 on our social media platforms. #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/RG4znN4z4i

30Nov '20

Our latest delivery of free sanitary products are now available to all our #WKGS Students. The latest grab bags went to #WKGSY7 #WKGSY8 and #WKGSY9 #EndPeriodPoverty #PeriodEquality @WestKirbyGS #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/9WFacCCTK1

30Nov '20

🔊 #WKGSAlumni .... Would any of you be interested in speaking to our students about your subject area, or offer guidance with interview preparation? If so please contact, office@wkgs.net #WKGSCommunity💙 @WestKirbyGS @WKGSAlumni https://t.co/kIaxhvPTcI

30Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 30: Look for reasons to be hopeful, even in difficult times. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EFmRy97srU