KS4 Specification - WJEC
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 for 2 periods per fortnight and can choose to study Latin as a second language for four lessons each fortnight in Year 8. 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.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
What we’ve been up to…
The Summer Break may have started but our Gardening Club are still hard at work exhibiting at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. Well done to all staff and students involved in this fantastic project #RHSSchoolGardening https://t.co/awJb3qvqUL
Jump Back Up July - Day 19: If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/oCg5JJHDS2
We would like to wish our #WKGSCommunity a happy and restful Summer holiday. Thanks to all of our students and staff for their hard work and efforts this year. Friday 2nd September will be a Year 7 and Year 12 Induction Day with all year groups returning on Monday 5th September. https://t.co/WqMRNHx1aB
Jump Back Up July - Day 18: Let go of the small stuff and focus on what really matters. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/Cyukw8BSmu
Jump Back Up July - Day 17: Use one of your strengths to overcome a challenge today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/VBjVexA2Lv
Jump Back Up July - Day 16: Find fun ways to distract yourself from unhelpful thoughts. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/BE7PeuQ4mO
Year 10 Drama visit to London
Year 10 Drama students enjoyed a visit to London in a sweltering July heatwave; taking part in a practical workshop, led by professional practitioners, on performance skills and approaches to text. The same evening they watched 'Jack Absolute Flies Again’, a production at the National Theatre starring Caroline Quentin and Kelvin Fletcher. The following morning they took part in a guided tour of the National Theatre, seeing backstage, before travelling to the Fortune Theatre, near Drury Lane to see the matinee production of ‘Woman in Black’ - all were suitably scared!
We are very excited that #WKGS band @its_theroom will be supporting @thisiszuzu with @astlesmusic this Saturday at @future_yard for the first New Noise Club <18 event. This is an Under 18s only event (dry bar). For tickets, please visit: linktr.ee/theroomofficial #zuzu #theroom https://t.co/K82p45heRe
#WKGS Sports Day 2022 https://t.co/wWD0lO2x6a
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