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…

23Mar '20

"si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil." #Cicero, letter to Varro. ~ If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. #KeepChattinLatin #KeepYourDistance #StayAtHome @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/qZZJfs4pvm

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether

20Mar '20

‪▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️‬ ‪A further update regarding our Contingency Planning for the weeks ahead has been emailed to all parents/guardians/staff. If you have been unable to access the email then please click on the link below⬇️to download.‬ ‪https://wkgs.org/files/download/6cf7c274bebb7e56d4954db20c9d4dab‬

20Mar '20

And its over just like that! To all our #WKGSY11 & #WKGSY13 you have been AMAZING! We as your teachers are so proud of you all & everything that you have done here @WestKirbyGS Always remember how amazing you are! We'll miss you #Imnotcryingyourecrying 👏🙌😭💙 #admetamcontendo https://t.co/EUi4SDVds6

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

"You shall go forth, oh my daughters, Eager hearted, unafraid; Not through life to be defeated, Holding on, still undismayed." [1/2] #AdMetamContendo #AveAtqueVale @WestKirbyGS youtu.be/7ohuZ7SXkL4

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether https://t.co/CT5Qe9st5R

20Mar '20

Something to consider for our students at home in the coming weeks. Keeping active is just as important as keeping busy. @WKGS_PE @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing twitter.com/thebodycoach/s…

19Mar '20

"durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis." #Virgil #Aeneid - Endure, and save yourselves for better times to come. #KeepChattinLatin #AdMetamContendo @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/zTFDPBfqh2

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656 https://t.co/XFvkbJG516

19Mar '20

A message to our #Year11 #Latin students - Mrs Conway & Mr Sweatman are so very proud of you & all you have achieved during the past 4 years. Your exams may have been cancelled, but your learning has not - we hope that your passion for Latin will live on. #KeepChattinLatin [1/2]