Head of Department
Mrs J Williams

KS4 Specification - Edexcel

The Music department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of two teachers, who are subject specialists plus a visiting team of instrumental tutors who are all experienced and well qualified professionals. There are two teaching rooms, four practice rooms and a recording studio. The teaching rooms include an apple mac suite with access to industry standard technology and equipment.

At Key Stage 3 all students study Music and it can be continued at. Music is also available at A-level. Students in Years 7 - 9 are given a wide musical education which includes singing, performing, original composition, listening and musical appreciation, historical context, basic music theory, music from non-Western cultures, workshop experiences and live performances wherever possible.

At Key Stage 4, GCSE Music students study a broad range of musical genres while also honing their performance and composition skills. Students achieve highly with 55% achieving grade 9-6. A-level Music is an increasingly popular option and in recent years, students have entered degree courses at the universities of Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Extra Curricular Music

There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes and after school and are directed by the two music teachers at the school and by our instrumental team. These include Junior Singers, Junior Players, Guitarchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir. We have a regular series of concerts and lunchtime recitals; also competitions, productions and tours abroad.

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examination results

27%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

55%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

91%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

what we've been up to...

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

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

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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

29Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 29: Discover your artistic side. Design your own greetings cards! #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/pvMBdXXdrw

28Nov '20

New Ways November - Day 28: Join a friend doing their hobby and find out why they love it. #Wellbeing #NewWaysNovember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/nv6ktPj0Zb