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.

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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…

04Jul '22

We are delighted with the response to last week's Wirral Walk and the money raised for the charity we support in Malawi. We are especially grateful to Moreton based company, @Typhoo_tea who made a very generous donation. Typhoo source a lot of their tea from suppliers in Malawi. https://t.co/dcZ6cABlrP

04Jul '22

School is an opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn skills, and develop your talents. Please make sure your child is attending every day of term to ensure they have the bright future they deserve. #EveryDayCounts #WKGS https://t.co/vPk2ejLi2a

03Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 4: Find something to look forward to today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/rTVbPsDbl7

03Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 3: Be willing to ask for help when you need it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/3c9PNMBa7U

03Jul '22

Jump back up July - Day 2: Create a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't yet'. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/uQDdXkDaUQ

01Jul '22

Next week will be Activities Week for years 7-10. For Monday, the dress code will be the following... https://t.co/pwrSQMAdof

01Jul '22

Jump back up July - Day 1: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/UsWNR755D6

30Jun '22

Joyful June - Day 30: Make a list of the joys in your life. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/3ngxal9Bmb

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...4/4 https://t.co/rvMOZ4rhKj

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...3/4 https://t.co/8ljgVNtT1F

30Jun '22

Wirral Walk...2/4 https://t.co/TkGPETkSer

30Jun '22

Well done to all our #WKGSCommunity who took part in today's Wirral Walk, completing the 12 mile round trip from West Kirby to Heswall to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. £1400 has been raised so far. Amazing efforts all round. https://t.co/4eQW2AMrkC

30Jun '22

Wirral Way Walk – our school community together helping others

Congratulations to our WKGS Community who came together to complete the 12 mile walk along the Wirral Way from West Kirby to Heswall and back, to raise money for development projects in the Karonga District of northern Malawi. Since 2003 our sponsored walks, has raised money for our special overseas project - school building work, making a difference in over five rural schools in China, building two from scratch in very poor rural areas.  Several hundred students from WKGS have now been to China to see where the money was spent. We have moved our fundraising to support new projects in rural Malawi.  Funds have been sent to Malawi to help child education and female empowerment. We have funded the building of new sanitation blocks and water supplies for three maternity centres where before there were none and pregnant women had to go to the toilet in a nearby field.  This work is directly linked to development concepts that all students have studied at all key stages of the geography curriculum.

29Jun '22

Joyful June - Day 29: Share a friendly smile with people you meet today. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing https://t.co/kDgOKYYRV8

28Jun '22

Another day with @PTIEducation for Ms Stenhouse today. Lots of excellent ideas for lessons back in school. @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/9nuZEe7j1D