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
Mrs L Pinnington

The English Department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of ten teachers, who are all subject specialists. At Key Stage 3, the curriculum provides students with four English lessons a week in order to effectively develop their key skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, which may include popular choices such as ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Wolf Hollow’ and ‘Blood Brothers’. Students will also study at least two Shakespeare plays. The topics and literature studied at Key Stage 3 ensure progression and schemes of work are carefully constructed to develop the necessary skills for Key Stage 4. As a core department, we provide two courses at GCSE: English Language and English Literature, which all students study. English Language and English Literature are also popular A-level courses. In addition, we offer Film Studies at A-level.

The department boasts excellent public examination results with 99% pass rate at GCSE including 83% of students achieving grades 9-6 in English Literature and 81% in English Language. At A-level, 100% of English Literature and English Language students passed with 71% in Literature and 95% in Language achieving top grades A *- B. In Film Studies, all students passed and an impressive 88% achieved A* - B.

We are proud of the opportunities we offer our students to enrich their learning including workshops with visiting authors, regular theatre visits, competitions such as Poetry by Heart and the competition for Wirral’s Young Poet Laureate. As well as holding an internal Spelling Bee competition for Year 7 pupils, we also compete in the Kid’s Lit Quiz.

Many extra-curricular activities are offered by the department, such as creative writing club, Harry Potter reading club and the Carnegie Medal awards. Sixth Form students have also had the sought after experience of meeting experts in their A-level subjects, such as celebrated linguist David Crystal.

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examination results

66%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

83%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

99%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we’ve been up to…

15Nov '19

Only FIVE days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening.... Let us give you 5⃣ reasons why you should #ChooseWKGS for Sixth Form. Click on the link below to find out more ⬇️ wkgs.org/school-life/wh… Wednesday 20th November 🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://t.co/zDjlyTiffM

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our Sixth Form Open Evening. Come & discover🔬 the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form

13Nov '19

Only 7 days until our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening. Come & discover🔬 the amazing subjects & opportunities we offer for Sixth Form. Wed 20th Nov 2019🗓️ 6pm-8pm⌚️ #ChooseDiscovery #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/prospective/si… https://t.co/OEVwnc5bCn

12Nov '19

If you're studying a Christmas Carol at GCSE, see if you can spot any links (both in context and narrative) between ACC and the new Sainsbury's advert! #HoHoHo 🎅🎁🎄❄️ twitter.com/sainsburys/sta…

12Nov '19

Congratulations to all our Year 12 students who collected their well deserved GCSE Certificates today! We’re proud of you all!! 👏🙌😁👍🌟 #WKGSY12 #GCSE2019 #Proud #Congratulations #ChooseWKGS

12Nov '19

Our GCSE Presentation Ceremony was held this afternoon. A massive congratulations to all our students who achieved amazing results in their exams. 😃👍🙌👏🏆 #GCSE #PrizeGiving #WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSY12 #ChooseWKGS @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/ajlfCWpFYC

12Nov '19

Our GCSE Presentation Ceremony was held this afternoon. A massive congratulations to all our students who achieved amazing results in their exams. A big thank you must also go to our special guest Mrs E Hughes for her insight and wisdom. 😃👏🙌🏆 #GCSE #PrizeGiving #Congratulations #WKGSY12 #ChooseWKGS

12Nov '19

Well done to Molly in #WKGSY11 for performing so well in the @OPENMICUK singing competition so far. We’re cheering you on and hope you make the national final 🤞🏻 ! 🎤 🎶 #ChooseToBeYou @WestKirbyGS westkirby.today/2019/11/09/wes…

11Nov '19

Gabriella: In Maths, we are studying Radians, a tricky topic!!... but if we need any extra help the teachers are very supportive or we can go to Maths Club for extra support. @WKGS_Maths #ALevelMaths ➕➖➗✖️🧮📈 @WestKirbyGS #WKGSTwitterTakeover #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl https://t.co/VdrOvqItNK

11Nov '19

Garbriella: For #RemembranceDay, we sold poppies at lunch to raise money for the Royal British Legion. @PoppyLegion 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 @WestKirbyGS #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGS6thForm #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl https://t.co/fzRDlvS1sm

11Nov '19

We’ve taken over @WKGS_6thForm on Twitter. Follow us to get an insight of life in #WKGS6thForm #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGSHeadBoy #WKGSHeadGirl #ChooseToBeYou #ChooseWKGS6thForm

11Nov '19

This week our Head Girl (Gabriella) & Head Boy (Michael) have taken over the WKGS 6th Form Twitter Feed to share their WKGS 6th Form experience. Follow them throughout the week on Twitter - @WKGS_6thForm #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGS6thForm #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGSHeadGirl #WKGSHeadBoy

11Nov '19

Gabriella: In today’s assembly, our Deputy Head Boy Jamie & Senior Prefect Mahin spoke about #AntiBullyingWeek They inspired Year 7s & Year 8s to help make the school a safe, happy environment. #WKGSTwitterTakeover #WKGS6thForm #WKGSHeadGirl #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/w5fzQWR8py

08Nov '19

📣 Remember Remember the 20th of November!! It's our Sixth Form Open Evening!! Come along to see why we are one of the top providers for 6th Form in Merseryside, North Wales and Chester. 🔝📚🙌 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form

08Nov '19

📣 Remember Remember the 20th of November!! It's our @WKGS_6thForm Open Evening!! Come along to see why we are one of the top providers for 6th Form in Merseryside, North Wales and Chester. 🔝📚🙌 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou wkgs.org/prospective/si… https://t.co/TKvlV9rx7d