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…

01Apr '20

Let's look for positive ways to look after ourselves and each other as we face this crisis together 🌎💞 Use this calendar to find ways to keep calm, stay wise & be kind. @actionhappiness @WestKirbyGS actionforhappiness.org/active-coping-… #ActiveCopingApril https://t.co/tBhtVfU5fQ

27Mar '20

Happy Friday. Have you completed your 5 @thebodycoach sessions this week? Never underestimate the power of exercise to boost your mental wellbeing. #wellbeing #positivity 🙌💪 m.youtube.com/user/thebodyco…

27Mar '20

Good morning everyone! I've posted a link below to Chester Zoo. They are doing a live, virtual tour of the zoo today, starting at 10am. 🐯🦓🦌🐒🦁🐍🐘 https://t.co/GhXwoererG @WestKirbyGS #wellbeing twitter.com/chesterzoo/sta…

27Mar '20

Hi everyone, I hope we’re all doing good and #stayingsafe I’d like you all to welcome @wkgs.wellbeing to Instagram! The page has been set up by our Wellbeing Manager Debbie. The page is for you the students of #WKGS to get information, guidance and support, if and when you need it during these troubled times. Please be sure to follow the page and get in touch with @wkgs.wellbeing if there is anything specific you would like support with! #WKGSCommunity #Wellbeing #WKGSGotThis #BeSafe

27Mar '20

The weather is beautiful today, stay positive folks! #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PGD5nDTUaD

26Mar '20

If you love animals you may wish to use this link to access various zoos where you can live stream and watch animals. countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/co…

26Mar '20

Disruption to our normal everyday routines can cause feelings of increased anxiety, worry, and stress. Here are some tips to help manage your stress levels. #HeadsTogether #Wellbeing https://t.co/NdtXNccHgM

25Mar '20

Lunch has become instantly more constructive thanks to Miss Higham’s socially distanced rounders! ⁦@WKGS_PE⁩ https://t.co/b7XUQphI3o

24Mar '20

Another comforting thought twitter.com/WKGS_RS/status…

24Mar '20

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24Mar '20

If you are in need of additional support and guidance with your mental health and wellbeing these sites are full of online resources. #mentalhealth #wellbeing https://t.co/iaC5CAfPwL

24Mar '20

🙃We are all adjusting to a new, rather strange, way of life. This can be a risk to our mental wellbeing. As tempting as it might be to stay in pyjamas all day, regular routines are essential for our identity, self-confidence and purpose: #wellbeing mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/st…

24Mar '20

#24March is the feast of #StLatinus, 3rd bishop of Brescia, Italy. He was called Flavius Latinus and was a successor of St Viator. #Latinus was imprisoned and tortured in Trajan's persecutions of the early 2nd century. #KeepChattinLatin https://t.co/mM6X5pOb57

23Mar '20

▶️Message re buses for students of key workers◀️ A joint message from @WestKirbyGS & @CGGSNews regarding the buses for students of key workers is available to view in full on our Facebook page. facebook.com/30406140686526… @WKGS_6thForm @WKGS_Pastoral