Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Mrs L Pinnington
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in English Literature

Exam Board


Why Choose English Literature?

If you enjoy reading and think it is important, it is worth considering A-level Literature. An interest in what writers think about people, their relationships and their response to life is one of the basic reasons for studying Literature.

The satisfaction, which derives from understanding how a text is put together; how meaning is created, is just one other reason to choose Literature. When you read widely, it is enriching to compare different writers’ visions of life, and to understand how these views relate to their particular society.

What is Involved?

Modules & Assessment

Component 1: 30 % Poetry (Examination 2 hours, open book). Pre-1900 poetry text from a prescribed list (e.g. Chaucer, The Merchant’s Tale or Christina Rosseti, Selected poems). Two Post-1900 poetry texts (Carol Ann Duffy, Mean Time and Philip Larkin, Whitsun Weddings)

Component 2: 30% Drama (Examination 2 hours, closed book). Shakespeare (Hamlet), Pre-1900 Drama text (The Duchess of Malfi ) and Post-1900 (A Streetcar Named Desire)

Component 3: 20% Unseen texts (Examination 2 hours). Students answer two questions analysing an unseen prose passage and an unseen poem.

Component 4 20% Coursework (2500-3500 words) A comparison of two prose texts, one post-2000, one pre-2000.

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examination results


of A-level students achieved grades A*-B


of A-level students achieved grades A*-C


of A-level students achieved grades A*-E