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
Dr K Hill

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...

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

Only one more week in school and then 48 excited students and 5 even more excited adults will be flying off to Houston, Texas to spend a week doing space science at NASA! Watch this space! @WestKirbyGS @NASASTEM @NASA #NASA #Space

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