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. Most students (4 - 5 groups) opt for separate GCSE physics and some (3 groups) study Physics as part of their GCSEs in Science and Additional Science. The number of students opting to study A-level Physics has grown over the last five years, attracting two teaching groups each year.
The department is proud of its public examination results; with 93% achieving A* - B at GCSE in 2014. At A-level, we have achieved 100% pass rate for the past five years.
The science department has twelve fully-equipped laboratories each with interactive whiteboards. 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.