Sixth Form Open Evening - Wednesday 20th November

Come and visit us to find out more about our fantastic Sixth Form and the opportunities that we provide. For full details click here.

Head of Department
Mrs J Williams

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...

16Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS who successfully completed their Dibbin Civic Award and received their badges from the Deputy Mayor of Wirral last night. Congratulations to all of them. https://t.co/GchocVfHdh

15Oct '19

House Music 2019 ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽท Congratulations to every single student who took part in & helped organise this years competition. You were all amazing!! But there did have to be a winner: ๐Ÿฅ‡Furniss ๐Ÿ’œ ๐ŸฅˆPaton ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฅ‰Wallis โค๏ธ #HouseMusic #Choral #Instrumental #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/qpaDobrdCQ

15Oct '19

House Music 2019 ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽท Congratulations to every single student who took part and organised this years competition. You were all amazing!!!! But there did have to be a winner... Well done to: ๐Ÿฅ‡Furniss๐Ÿ’œ ๐ŸฅˆPaton๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฅ‰Wallis โค๏ธ #HouseMusic #Music #Choral #Instrumental #GreatestShow #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou

15Oct '19

One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year is today at WKGS..... #HOUSEMUSIC ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’Ÿ Good luck to all Houses and Musicians! ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽธ #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #GreatestShow #Music https://t.co/WTvNP30Kpl

14Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS learning new skills and enjoying themselves today preparing meals for @wirralshomeless https://t.co/gK1bPZNdrr

14Oct '19

๐ŸHarvest Festival - 14-18 Oct๐ŸŒพ Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. 6th Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/xbBS93Crxc

14Oct '19

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚Harvest Festival - 14-18 Oct๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‚ Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. Sixth Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. Each form is encouraged to try and collect a box of food for donation. Thank you for your support. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅซ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ #ChooseWKGS

11Oct '19

Good luck to our Gold DofE teams out on their practice expedition this weekend #WKGSY12 #WKGS6THFORM

10Oct '19

A great message from @WKGS_Wellbeing for all our students and staff on #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 #WMHD2019 ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou twitter.com/WKGS_Wellbeingโ€ฆ

10Oct '19

๐Ÿ’ž#WorldMentalHealthDay ๐Ÿ’ž A great day to take care of your own wellbeing. Self-care is not selfish. It is necessary for your wellbeing & it will help others too. Take time for yourself & check on others. @MHFAEngland #WMHD2019 https://t.co/Pbo9bI49bP images.app.goo.gl/MA8wa2E6SKjhWfโ€ฆ

10Oct '19

Sometimes this is all you need to do to be kind to others @WestKirbyGS #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 twitter.com/a_amilne/statuโ€ฆ

09Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS creating their second batch of meals this term for @wirralshomeless https://t.co/3gSeB583l9

09Oct '19

Good Morning WKGS! ๐ŸŒค๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’™ #RiseAndShine #AttackTheDay #WednesdayMotivation #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/cWlP2fgHT2

09Oct '19

Good Morning WKGS! ๐ŸŒค๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’™ #RiseAndShine #AttackTheDay #WednesdayMotivation #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou

07Oct '19

Gold - why not volunteer as expedition support? You will play an integral role, helping Bronze participants with their expedition. The course will involve training on Sat (16/11) and a day in the Clwyds on Sun (17/11) #WKGSY12 #WKGS6THFORM