Mrs R Stenhouse

French forms part of our large, thriving Modern Languages department, led by specialist staff who share their expertise and enthusiasm for continental culture inside and outside of the classroom.

In French, students immerse themselves in the language of our closet neighbour through a range of modern digital and audio materials, and through interactive classroom discussion. In Year 7, all students benefit from three lessons of French per fortnight, alongside two lessons of German and two of Spanish. In Year 8 students are asked to indicate two preferred languages to continue studying and they receive four lessons per fortnight for each of these.

All students study at least one language in Key Stage 4 with Italian available as an additional option for our more able linguists. We also offer A-Level courses in French, Spanish and German.

We encourage all of our French students to immerse themselves in French culture and support this with a popular Year 8 trip to Normandy, and through extracurricular activities such as the Year 7 French Club.

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examination results

38%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

60%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

89%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

what we've been up to...

25Feb '20

#WKGSY9 had another amazing trip to the South of Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ during the half term โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ They visited La Mezquita-Catedral de Cรณrdoba, Alcรกzar de los Reyes Cristianos, Gibralfaro in Mรกlaga ๐Ÿฐ & Benalmรกdena amongst other wonderful activities. Looks like an great time was had by all! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTourโœˆ๏ธ #WKGSMFL #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

24Feb '20

What an experience for our @WKGS_Theatre students who went on an amazing trip to New York ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline & the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all #NYC๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama https://t.co/ZmLcXs6fKV

24Feb '20

What an experience for our Drama students who went on an amazing trip to New York City ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline and the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all! #NYC ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ#WKGSDrama ๐ŸŽญ #EducationalGlobetrotting ๐ŸŒ

24Feb '20

Well done to our @WKGS_Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/7lcZRlbUn6

24Feb '20

Well done to our Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #WKGSOnTour โœˆ๏ธ #WKGSGeography ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ‹#EducationalGlobetrotting

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing โ›ท๏ธ on the slopes of Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œโ„๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ https://t.co/u4l5aAgvlV

21Feb '20

Kindness is about showing compassion. There are many ways that we can be compassionate or show empathy towards other people. ๐Ÿ’š Taking time to be kind to other people can be beneficial for your own emotional wellbeing. happiful.com/simple-ways-toโ€ฆ #BeKind #wellbeing #mentalhealth

17Feb '20

Making chocolate to bring home @mayanmonkey in Mijas ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿซ https://t.co/zQVAvrFwy4

17Feb '20

Last chance for photos and a #FantaLimon before leaving Benalmรกdena. ยกHasta luego! @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/78zaXB5ue8

15Feb '20

Helados deliciosos en la heladerรญa Casa Mira de Mรกlaga๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ˜‹ โ˜€๏ธ @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY9 https://t.co/Ru0Ws7Lm0U

15Feb '20

Exploring Calle Larios. #WKGSY9 https://t.co/63s9oniW7I

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday https://t.co/vhE4SHlwkY

14Feb '20

What a great way to end our half term with so many amazing trips happening for our students #WKGSGeography #WKGSDrama #WKGSMFL ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ›ซโœˆ๏ธ #Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ #Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NewYorkCity๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #Austria ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น #LearningOutsideTheClassroom #WKGSOnTour #EducationalGlobetrotting