Open Evening Wednesday 22nd September

We would like to invite parents/carers of prospective Year 7 students to our Open Evening which will take place on Wednesday 22nd September, 6pm-8pm with Headteacher's talks at 6 and 7pm.

Register for the Open Evening at: wkgs.org/open-evening-2021 

Open Day Tours are now all fully booked. Check back soon for details of additional dates, should they become available. 

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…

17Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 17. Notice what you are feeling, without any judgement. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/XGrDBR0Hkc

16Sep '21

Are you ready to stand out from the crowd? Having the Duke of Edinburgh Award on your CV or UCAS form speaks volumes about commitments that you have made as a young person. Silver applications open now ⛺️🏃‍♀️🎒@WestKirbyGS #WKGSY11 @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/uc7iSzLa6Z

16Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 16. Leave positive messages for you to see regularly. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/1oEpdI0pcp

15Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 15. Find a caring, calming phrase to say to yourself when you feel low. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/MlBDdqiJlB

14Sep '21

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and able Art Technician to start as soon as possible. Prior experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential. Closing date: Monday 20th September Please visit the following page for more information: wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/NtzDcntdCn

14Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 14. If you are busy, allow yourself time to pause and take a break. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/219xy3drtX

13Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 13. Be as kind to yourself as you would a loved one. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/S68wRbKlmH

12Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 12. Get active outside and give yourself a natural boost. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/vnXZdU3qwI

11Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 11. Make time to do something you enjoy. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Al14DwwZV4

10Sep '21

It was a very slick operation last night at Gold registration. Roll on expedition training on 19th September ⛺️ 🥾 🎒 @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY12 #WKGSY13

10Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 10. When you find things hard, remember it's ok to not be ok. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kUHkdRiLJ5

10Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 9. Aim to be good enough rather than perfect. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ehC6sA3Rt4

08Sep '21

Our Year 9 Information Evening takes place this evening (Wednesday 8th September) at 18:00 in the Main Hall. All parents/carers of Year 9 students are welcome. #WKGSY9 https://t.co/kcucbB03iM

08Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 8. Be willing to share how you feel and ask for help when you need it. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/4tTKFE3r6C

08Sep '21

GCSE Information Evening

We were delighted to see many parents/carers actually in school, at last, for our Year 9 GCSE Information Evening on Wednesday 8 September 2021. The event was also streamed live for parents/carers who were unable to attend. A copy of the event is available by clicking on and opening up this article.