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.

The Latin department at West Kirby Grammar School is a thriving and flourishing part of the school consisting of two experienced subject specialists, who share their enthusiasm and passion for the subject with their students.

At Key Stage 3, students study Classics in Year 7 and can choose to study Latin as a second language for four lessons each fortnight in Year. Not only do students have the opportunity of studying the Latin language, its impact upon English and its similarities with modern languages, but they are also able to learn about the Roman Empire and the legacy which it has left for the present day.

At Key Stage 4, the GCSE course incorporates a diverse range of skills including Latin translation and comprehension, Roman Civilisation and study of literature. The examination board which the department follows is Eduqas.

Students who study Latin achieve highly in public examinations: 65% of students achieved grades 9-7 and at A level 67% of students achieved A* - B grades.

The department uses eLearning resources to enhance teaching and learning, including iTV technology, designated websites for use with the course and apps to help with vocabulary learning.

We offer visits to enrich our curriculum including trips to Rome and the Bay of Naples and Chester in order to experience Roman sites at first hand.

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examination results

65%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

77%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

94%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we’ve been up to…

15Nov '19

Today @WestKirbyGS is proud to be supporting @BBCCiN #ChildrenInNeed2019. The "good emperors" also aimed to help needy children.The #AlimentaItaliae is the first known nutrition program for children initiated by the emperor Nerva (96-98 A.D.) #KeepChattinLatin https://t.co/z9SyIvB9jq

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

14Nov '19

We were lucky today to welcome Sascha and Elena from @LancasterUni to talk to #WKGSY8 #WKGSY11 #WKGSY12 about languages at university and teach us some Italian 🇮🇹. They were amazing! @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm https://t.co/Y1AkANiI7m

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

While northern England has seen flooding this week, spare a thought also for the ancient city of #Matera, Italy 🇮🇹 @MaTerre2019 , European Capital of Culture and World Heritage Site 🇪🇺🏛️ in the grip of a major weather event. ⛈️🌧️ tg24.sky.it/cronaca/2019/1…

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