Sixth Form Applications - Now Open

Applications to join the WKGS Sixth Form can now be made and the deadline for this is February 12th 2021. Virtual meetings with the Senior Leadership Team for new students will take place throughout January.  Please click here to apply.

For more information about the WKGS Sixth Form, please click here to view our Virtual Open Event resources.

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…

26Jan '21

Happier January - Day 26: Say hello to a neighbour (while also doing safe social distancing) #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/LXIG3QtmP5

25Jan '21

Happier January - Day 25: Decide to lift people up rather than put them down. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/QjglqmJdwl

24Jan '21

Happier January - Day 24: Put away digital devices and focus on being in the moment. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/f0J8v2LiYI

23Jan '21

Happier January - Day 23: Plan something fun at home with your family. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VjQaEO7Tqs

22Jan '21

On Tuesday 9th February we will be supporting #SaferInternetDay at #WKGS. One of our events to mark the day will be our Virtual Online Safety Information Evening for parents/carers. Please click below for more information and to book a place. wkgs.org/online-safety-… #SID2021 https://t.co/AN4tUeGW6c

22Jan '21

Happier January - Day 22: Try out something new to get out of your comfort zone. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/qpntcZIM12

21Jan '21

Happier January - Day 21: Take a small step towards an important goal. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/5xZErLQWpb

20Jan '21

Happier January - Day 20: Go to bed in good time and give yourself time to recharge. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VEAgb5Eoeo

19Jan '21

Happier January - Day 19: Get back in touch with an old friend you miss. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/o74zoFz28l

18Jan '21

Happier January - Day 18: Focus on what’s good, even if today feels tough. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/CDu517FcT9

17Jan '21

Happier January - Day 17: Contribute positively to a good cause or your community. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PGd0KfmhN7

16Jan '21

Happier January - Day 16: Get outside and notice five things that are beautiful. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/pQBctncu9K

15Jan '21

Happier January - Day 15: Eat healthy food which really nourishes you today. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/lB8vrQzjZx

14Jan '21

Our amazing students at #WKGS have spent 7329 hours learning on @SenecaLearn in 2020! Get your school's report here bit.ly/2020Summary #WKGSCommunity💙 #Amazing #ExtraEffort #Proud @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/UEBQwNn25f

14Jan '21

Happier January - Day 14: Take a different route today and see what you notice. #Wellbeing #HappierJanuary @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EIlRtLWi0X