Head of Department
Dr K Hill

KS4 Specification - AQA

The Physics department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of four teachers, who are all Physics specialists. At Key Stage 3, students study Physics for one lesson a week and study a variety of topics including energy, forces and motion, space, electricity and waves as well as developing their practical and analytical skills. Students develop their interest and enthusiasm in the physics of all that is around them. All students study for separate GCSE Physics at Key Stage 4. The number of students opting to study A-level Physics has grown over the last seven years, attracting two teaching groups each year.

The department is proud of its public examination results; with 62% achieving 9-7 and 76%% achieving 9-6 at GCSE. At A-level, we have achieved 50% A*-B and 14% A* grades.

The Science Department has 12 fully-equipped laboratories, with state-of-the-art and fully interactive technology. We offer a large number of visits to enrich our curriculum, including a Key Stage 4 and 5 trip to NASA in Texas, a Key Stage 5 visit to CERN in Geneva and masterclasses at the University of Liverpool and Leicester Space Centre.

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examination results

62%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

76%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

96%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we've been up to...

03Dec '20

Do Good December - Day 3: Offer to help someone who is facing difficulties at the moment. #wellbeing #DoGoodDecember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/3vNpKE54yN

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

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