September

If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit the Letters and Presentations section where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. Please note Y7 and 12 will start on Thursday 3rd September, with all years joining us on Friday 4th. Individual school photographs will be taken on these days.

Results Days

Information about our Results Days is also available here. To access the Google Forms as a WKGS student, please ensure that you have logged in to your school account at www.google.co.uk before opening the link to the form.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Latin 

Exam Board

OCR 

Why Choose Latin?

This course has been designed to give you an understanding of ancient Roman history, literature and beliefs. It helps you to further improve your Latin translation and comprehension skills, whilst advancing your range of vocabulary knowledge.

Not only will you gain a greater understanding of the legacy of the ancient world, you will also acquire knowledge and skills which will help you to become a good problem solver and critical thinker. 

What is Involved?

You will learn vocabulary and grammatical constructions in accordance with the subject specification. You will be expected to translate unseen passages of Latin into English and answer comprehension questions. You will study one verse set text (Virgil, Aeneid 8) and one prose set text (Cicero, Pro Milone). If you choose to study just the AS qualification, you will complete an examination at the end of Year 12. There are two papers:

  • Language (01) Unseen Latin Prose, tested by translation and a comprehension passage (1 hour 30 mins)
  • Literature (02) Latin Verse and Prose Literature, tested by comprehension questions 

In Year 13, you will learn vocabulary and grammatical constructions in accordance with the A-level specification. You will be expected to translate unseen prose and verse passages of Latin into English and scan the metre of lines of poetry. In addition to the set texts covered in Year 1, you will study one verse set text (Ovid, Heroides) and one prose set text (Tacitus, Annals 1). At the end of Year 13, there will be four papers:

  • Unseen Translation (01) Unseen Latin Prose and Verse passages, tested by Scansion of two lines of Verse metre (1 hour 45 mins)
  • Comprehension (02) Unseen Latin Prose and Verse passages, tested by comprehension (1 hour 15 mins)
  • Prose Literature (03) Latin Prose literature, tested by translation, comprehension & essay (2 hours)
  • Verse Literature (04) Latin Verse literature, tested by translation, comprehension & essay (2 hours)
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examination results

67%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

67%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

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of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

What we’ve been up to…

17Jul '20

▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for Mrs Sargent’s LAST weekly letter is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Thank you Mrs Sargent for all you have done for #WKGS and we wish you all the very best!! (1/2)

17Jul '20

Huge congrats to our retiring staff. We wish you a happy & healthy retirement & good luck to staff who are leaving us for other schools. You have all been amazing & you will be greatly missed. We want to thank you for all you have done for #WKGS & wish you well👏 #WeWillMissYou https://t.co/KxUEOAX5pO

17Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction◀️ Click on the link below ⤵️ to access further information on #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/current/sixth-… Thank you for following the 6th Form Induction Feed on Instagram, and we can’t wait to see you in September! #WKGS6thForm #WKGSCommunity💙 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/T8wB8vosiG

17Jul '20

WKGS HOUSES 🔴🟣🔵🟢🟡⚪️ Here are the final positions for houses in the 2019-20 competition Overall totals for all events & house points: 🥇Wallis🔴 (74pts) 🥈Gonner🔵 (73pts) 🥉Stewart🟡 (68.5pts) 4️⃣ Hudson⚪️ (68pts) 5️⃣ Furniss🟣 (62pts) 6️⃣ Paton🟢 (53.5pts) (1/2) https://t.co/zHIb0dbRU8

17Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 17: Write your worries down and save them for specific 'worry time'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/NeVprIjLaT

16Jul '20

🔊September 2020 Thread🔊 If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit:⤵️⤵️⤵️ wkgs.org/latest-news/sc… Where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. (1/2)

16Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Virtual Summer Programme Thread◀️ This year's #WKGSY12 Summer Programme has moved online! We've had former students and university lecturers talk to our students remotely to help them think about future careers and university choices. (1/2) https://t.co/nDgiPm83hZ

16Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 16: When things get tough, say to yourself 'this too shall pass'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/OPnW61z9lb

15Jul '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction Thread ◀️ Welcome!! We are so glad that you've chosen to join #WKGS6thForm and that you are now taking the first steps towards starting with us in September. We hope you are all excited about joining us and we will be in touch again soon! (1/3) https://t.co/iLWACdjT7X

15Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 15: Go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kysHVWT1XM

14Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 14: Set yourself an achievable goal and make it happen. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/m2y71RWFgW

13Jul '20

🔊Real Schools Guide 2020🔊 It’s official!! We have been named as the best school in Wirral by the Real Schools Guide 2020. We are so proud of this great achievement for our school. 😊👏🙌🥳 liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool… #RealSchoolsGuide #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education https://t.co/aheHtzDi99

13Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 13: Challenge negative thoughts and find an alternative interpretation. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/iLgColBoRK

12Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 12: When things go wrong, be compassionate to yourself. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/nBthfYqDjz

11Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 11: Reach out to someone you trust and share your feelings with them. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/CKhM9htDVY