Head of Department
Ms G Mason

KS4 Specification - Edexcel

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

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of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

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of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we’ve been up to…

05Mar '21

▶️Return To School◀️ We are very much looking to having our #WKGSCommunity💙 back together next week. 😊🙌👍 Mon - Y11-Y13 Tues - Y9–Y13 Wed - All Year Groups. And remember that it’s Week 🅱️ on your timetables! 1/2 https://t.co/6Z91vDjr1f

05Mar '21

#WKGS students - click on the link below⤵️ to access the @STEMAmbassadors 360 online careers exhibition. It will help you find out more about a career in @WKGS_Science, @WKGS_DesignTech, @WKGS_Maths stem.exhibition.app @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSCommunity💙

05Mar '21

Rapid Flow Asymptomatic Testing at West Kirby Grammar School

We are all set up and prepared to start Rapid Flow Asymptomatic testing many of our 1200+ students, three times, over the next two weeks starting on Monday 8 March 2021. We are also very much looking forward to welcoming all the WKGS Community back together again.

04Mar '21

Not a history post but well done to 8B for producing some top quality pizzas 🍕 in our last remote tutorial lesson 6. Thanks to Mollie for doing a fantastic job of guiding us through the process 👏👏 @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY8 https://t.co/sMa5SZwUfk

04Mar '21

Check out this weeks cook-along video for the #WKGSCommunity💙 Click on the link below to watch and cook-along with! 🧑‍🍳🍴🍳👩‍🍳 vimeo.com/518576559 #WKGS #cookalong @WKGS_Pastoral @WKGS_6thForm

04Mar '21

Mindful March - Day 4: Notice how you speak to yourself, use kind words. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/L8SkhaiJlB

04Mar '21

Meet the Professionals

WKGS Drama department hosted another Meet the Professionals session this week with Eli Randle from Tmesis Theatre. It was brilliant to hear about the work of a director and theatre-maker. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and asked some fantastic questions. A huge thank you to Eli for her time and expertise.

03Mar '21

Mindful March - Day 3: Start today by appreciating your body and that you’re alive. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/9Esxv5Lp4m

02Mar '21

Congratulations to Rebekah #WKGSY12 who has been selected to be the reserve for the UK team taking part in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad taking place in April. We are incredibly proud of how far Rebekah has progressed in this competition 👏🏻 #WKGS #Womeninmathematics

02Mar '21

Mindful March - Day 2: Notice five beautiful things in the outside world. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/b1FovSoZ3z

02Mar '21

UKMT Mathematics challenge

Well done to Year 12 student Rebekah for achieving a distinction in the recently completed an Olympiad challenge as part of the UKMT Mathematics challenge.  She has also been selected as the reserve for the UK team in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad taking place in April.  We are all incredibly proud and very impressed about how far she has progressed in the competition. 

01Mar '21

Well done to Rebekah #WKGSY12 who has recently completed an Olympiad challenge as part of the UKMT Mathematics challenge. Rebekah should be very proud as she achieved a distinction. We are all very impressed. #WKGS #Challengeyourselfandyouwillachieve https://t.co/FztDGFlsai

01Mar '21

Mindful March - Day 1: Set an intention to live with awareness and kindness. #Wellbeing #MindfulMarch @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/7Q6qUopBHk

28Feb '21

“We're delighted to announce that our temporary programme changes will be extended until 31 December 2022, along with the Certificate of Achievement.”

28Feb '21

Friendly February - Day 28: Make uninterrupted time for your loved ones. #Wellbeing #FriendlyFebruary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ZlTPJqcJ5C