Head of Department
Ms G Mason

The Mathematics Department consists of nine skilled teachers who all share a love of Mathematics and strive to instil their passion for the subject into the students, giving them the skills they need to succeed in the wider world.

The department is equipped with some of the latest technology. All classrooms make use of interactive displays to make learning come to life and software such as Autograph is used to help mathematical concepts and relate them to real life. In addition to academic study, we provide additional enrichment and support opportunities for our students.

These include:

  • Puzzle Club
  • UKMT Junior, Intermediate and Senior challenges
  • UKMT Team Challenge
  • Maths Support - twice weekly drop-in sessions

Students study Mathematics for four lessons per week at Key Stage 3, studying:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

These lay the foundations for GCSE studies and beyond.

At GCSE, students follow a two-year, linear course where 99% of students achieved grades 9-4 and 63% achieved grades 9-7. Our highest achievers are also given the opportunity to complete a GCSE Further Mathematics qualification

A-level students study a new syllabus which covers Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. Again, our most able students can study additional content in order to achieve A-level Further Mathematics and students achieve highly with 74% of Mathematics students obtaining a grade A*-B and 88% of Further Mathematics students achieving the same.

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examination results

63%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

76%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

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of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What weโ€™ve been up toโ€ฆ

25Feb '20

Good luck to our #WKGSY13 students who are starting their mock exams tomorrow #GoodLuck โ˜˜๏ธ #TryYourBest ๐Ÿ‘ https://t.co/YIY8LxWdop

25Feb '20

#WKGSY9 had another amazing trip to the South of Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ during the half term โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ They visited La Mezquita-Catedral de Cรณrdoba, Alcรกzar de los Reyes Cristianos, Gibralfaro in Mรกlaga ๐Ÿฐ & Benalmรกdena amongst other wonderful activities. Looks like an great time was had by all! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTourโœˆ๏ธ #WKGSMFL #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

24Feb '20

What an experience for our @WKGS_Theatre students who went on an amazing trip to New York ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline & the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all #NYC๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama https://t.co/ZmLcXs6fKV

24Feb '20

What an experience for our Drama students who went on an amazing trip to New York City ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline and the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all! #NYC ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama ๐ŸŽญ #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

24Feb '20

Well done to our @WKGS_Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/7lcZRlbUn6

24Feb '20

Well done to our Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ https://t.co/u4l5aAgvlV

21Feb '20

Kindness is about showing compassion. There are many ways that we can be compassionate or show empathy towards other people. ๐Ÿ’š Taking time to be kind to other people can be beneficial for your own emotional wellbeing. happiful.com/simple-ways-toโ€ฆ #BeKind #wellbeing #mentalhealth

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday https://t.co/vhE4SHlwkY

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students #WKGSGeography #WKGSDrama #WKGSMFL ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students @WKGS_MFL @WKGS_Geography @WKGS_Theatre @WKGS_Science ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/0k9XyvlFLB

12Feb '20

On Monday 3 of our #WKGSY12 Students (Zachary, Amelia, Elspeth) took part in a debate hosted the Rotary Club in West Kirby. All the students were excellent speakers & they really enjoyed the experience. They were presented with certificates by the Chair of the Rotary Club. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ https://t.co/a5lmFft4Z8

11Feb '20

Congratulations to the winners of our โ€˜teacher number huntโ€™ which took place on Friday to support #numberday @NSPCC and thanks to our #Yr12FM class for organising the quiz @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Asqf6DyQDe