Year 7 Virtual Open Evening

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 8th October 2020. We welcome all parents/carers of prospective Year 7 students to book a place at the event by visiting our registration page:

 https://wkgs.org/open-evening

Head of Department
Mrs L Pinnington

KS4 Specification - WJEC

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…

20Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 20: No plans day - make time to slow down and be kind to yourself. #wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember #relaxation #bekind @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/2jUxA2tEBE

19Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 19: Get active outside and give your mind & body a natural boost. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember #outdoors @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/RxCR4vHGhy

18Sep '20

Please find attached a letter from Wirral Borough Council for all parents/carers to wear a face covering if you are getting out of the car or physically escorting your child to the school entrances with effect from Mon 21 Sept 2020 wkgs.org/files/preview/… #WKGSCommunity💙

18Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 18: Don't compare how you feel inside to how others appear outside. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/DCn9PMudBw

17Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 17: Leave positive messages for yourself to see regularly. @WestKirbyGS #bekind #SelfCareSeptember #wellbeing https://t.co/h7e2kr2iTJ

16Sep '20

🔊#WKGS Parents/Carers Please find below⬇️a link to a video which Wirral Borough Council have produced which is aimed at supporting parents/carers on what they need to do if their child/ward shows symptoms, to help reduce risk of transmission in schools. vimeo.com/458533722

16Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 16: Notice what you are feeling today, without any judgement. #SelfCareSeptember #Wellbeing #bekind https://t.co/YIwQ1et75I

15Sep '20

What have you done today to make you feel proud? @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 #WKGS6thFORM https://t.co/6oPFZpMaqW

15Sep '20

What activities are you doing for Duke of Edinburgh? @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY10 #WKGSY11 #WKGS6thFORM https://t.co/qBTwflLW4L

15Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 15: Find a caring, calming phrase to say to yourself when feeling low. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember https://t.co/cDVo3lkr48

14Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 14: Talk kindly to yourself like you would to someone you love. #wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember #BeKind @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/imsXkqy0w4

13Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 13: Make time today to do something you really enjoy. #SelfCareSeptember #Wellbeing #fun @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/OO4eaqsxQm

12Sep '20

We are delighted to announce that WKGS will host Virtual Open Evenings for prospective Y7 & 6th Form students. Please click on the link below ⤵️ to book your place for the 1st of our events for parents/carers of all prospective Y7 students wkgs.org/open-evening #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/sqJNBauAEY

12Sep '20

We are delighted to announce that WKGS will host Virtual Open Evenings for prospective Y7 & 6th Form students. Please click on the link below ⤵️ to book your place for the 1st of our events for parents/carers of all prospective Y7 students wkgs.org/open-evening #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/9vL8jWdMDU

12Sep '20

Self-Care September - Day 12: Let go of being busy. Allow yourself to take some breaks today. #SelfCareSeptember #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/gTbpnss7Yj