Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (wkgs.org/summer-work).

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose English Language?

Language connects us all; it helps to define our identity and relationship with others; it shapes our view of the world; it has a fascinating and colourful history and its uses (and abuses) can create fierce, passionate debate.

What is Involved?

Content

  • Variation and representation in language
  • Children’s language development
  • Language diversity and change
  • Language discourses and debates 

Methods of language analysis are integrated into activities throughout the course Modules & Assessment:

At the end of the two-year course there are two written examination papers. Additionally, there will be two pieces of non-examination assessment: 

Paper 1: 40% of A-level - focus on variations, representations & children's language development (2 hours)
Paper 2: 40% of A-level - focus on diversity, language change and debates (2 hours)

Non-examination assessment -20% of A-level - a language investigation and a piece of original writing with a commentary. This is 3,500 words long.



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examination results

95%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C