Head of Science & Biology: Mrs G Fairclough
The Biology Department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of six teachers, who are all biology specialists. At Key Stage 3, students study Biology for one lesson a week and study a variety of topics including cells, tissues and organs, reproduction, respiration, photosynthesis and earth and the environment, as well as developing their practical and analytical skills. Students develop their interest and enthusiasm in the Biology of all that is around them. Most students (4 - 5 groups) opt for separate GCSE Biology and some (3 groups) study Biology as part of their GCSEs in Science and Additional Science. A-level Biology has remained a very popular subject and has maintained consistently high numbers over the last five years.
The department is proud of its public examination results; with 90% achieving A* - B at GCSE, of which 72% achieved an A*/A grade in 2014. At A-level, we have achieved 71% A* - B and at AS level 70% A-B in 2014.
The Science Department has 12 fully-equipped laboratories, each with interactive whiteboards. We offer a large number of activities to enrich our curriculum, including field trips to Hilbre Island and Church Island, Year 7 Science Club, Nowgen, Leahurst Farm, Café Scientific, support sessions for students in all key stages and Science Evening lectures.