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…
Final day of the Scholastic Book Fair and there is still plenty of interest in the books. #Scholastic #Welovereading https://t.co/caWluIwztR
As part of the #WKGSY8 £5 Form Challenge, pupils from 8B will be selling raffle tickets to win a fantastic prize; a framed signed boot and photos of Liverpool and England ace Trent Alexander-Arnold. Tickets are £2 and the winner will be announced on Friday 31st March. https://t.co/gNm8kQn0uf
We are looking to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisors to provide classroom supervision in the event of absent teachers and generally support the smooth operation of the academy staff at other times. wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/tMyWdKXbQn
Ramadan Mubarak to all of our #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/MtLe3LQ8TQ
For this week's #ThrowbackThursday it's back to June 2008 where #WKGS U13 team played at Wembley for the Schools Cup Final. https://t.co/Iq7QeNAKiy
We are delighted to hear about Anjali (#WKGSY8) who was placed first all around at both the Robin Hood Gymnastics Star Cup in Leicestershire and the Abingdon Gymnastics Invitational in Oxfordshire, representing the City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club. https://t.co/UuZyQKPPHV
Well done #WKGSY7 Netball Team, amazing achievement! twitter.com/WKGS_PE/status…
A-Level Religious Studies study day to Cambridge University
The Religious Studies department took a group of Year 12 students to Cambridge University to attend an A Level Religious Studies Study Day at the Faculty of Divinity. The guest speaker, Libby Ahluwalia, is a teacher, a syllabus developer, an examiner trainer and author of several acclaimed GCSE and A level textbooks. The event provided advice and support for students with an interest in theology, religion, and philosophy of religion who may be considering studying these subjects at university, particularly being beneficial for students aiming for high (A/A*) grades.
We are pleased to announce that the full HD video of our production of Grease is now available to download for £9.99. The download includes bonus backstage footage and a professional set of production photos. All profits will go towards future productions. video.wkgs.net https://t.co/Svw5rUMLld
Well done to everyone who took part in today's House Tag Rugby competition and thanks to PE staff and Sports Captains for organising another fantastic event. Congratulations to Furniss who were overall winners. https://t.co/Va53c6w1N1
A reminder to all students that the deadline for this term's #WKGS Interform Challenge is Friday 24th March. Please submit entries to Miss Ellis or via Google Classroom. https://t.co/ZA2jehK3rc
All parents, staff, students and friends of #WKGS are invited to attend our PTA Family Quiz Night and Fish & Chip Supper. There will be a fun general knowledge quiz, a prize for the winning team and a raffle to support PTA fundraising. Book your table at: ticketsource.co.uk/west-kirby-gra… https://t.co/euMB1CSeoV
Introducing our very own #ThrowbackThursday series where we take a weekly look back through the archives at #WKGS of days gone by. We start this week by taking you back to June 2014 where #WKGSY9 students organised a charity fair. https://t.co/mPNL1WZ0n3
Thanks very much Mr Allport @WKGS_Science twitter.com/thingwallprima…
Friday 17th March will be a Non Uniform Day for all year groups. #ComicRelief #RedNoseDay https://t.co/yN8uUPRdZA