Mrs S Jennings
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish 

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Spanish?

The AQA A-level course allows you to build on the grammatical and linguistic knowledge gained at GCSE. The course develops your knowledge and understanding of the diverse culture and language of the Spanish speaking world.

Choosing A-level Spanish is a smart move if you want a fascinating subject that offers you a range of career possibilities and a lot of fun along the way. It is now possible to do almost any degree with a language combination and Spanish is a “facilitating” subject which keeps your future options wide open.

Studying Spanish at West Kirby Grammar School offers you a flexible timetable and smaller classes which means that all teaching is tailored to meet your needs. Our specialist teachers have a wealth of experience who will work in partnership with you and support you all the way.

What is Involved?

In the first year of the course there are two themes:

Aspects of Hispanic Society and Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World

You will learn about the impact of the teachings of the Catholic Church and Franco on the family and how divorce and LGBT rights have irrevocably transformed Spain. You will study the changing role of Spanish men and women and how domestic violence is still a blight on Spanish society. You will look at the influence of the internet, social media and celebrity culture on young people. In addition, you will gain an appreciation of the diversity and richness of Spanish heritage through the study of art, music and traditions. There is also the study of a film, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, and grammar. 

In the second year of the course there are two themes:

Multiculturalism which touches on the impact of legal and illegal immigration on Spanish society, the problems presented by racism and you will assess how successful the integration of different cultures and religions has been in Spain.

Aspects of Political Life in the Hispanic World includes the study of Franco’s dictatorship and its legacy, the challenges faced by the Spanish monarchy and current political movements in Spain. You will also study a literary text, The House of Bernarda Alba and grammar will be further consolidated.

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examination results

10%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

70%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

23Jul '22

The Summer Break may have started but our Gardening Club are still hard at work exhibiting at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. Well done to all staff and students involved in this fantastic project #RHSSchoolGardening https://t.co/awJb3qvqUL

19Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 19: If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/oCg5JJHDS2

19Jul '22

We would like to wish our #WKGSCommunity a happy and restful Summer holiday. Thanks to all of our students and staff for their hard work and efforts this year. Friday 2nd September will be a Year 7 and Year 12 Induction Day with all year groups returning on Monday 5th September. https://t.co/WqMRNHx1aB

18Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 18: Let go of the small stuff and focus on what really matters. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/Cyukw8BSmu

17Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 17: Use one of your strengths to overcome a challenge today. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/VBjVexA2Lv

16Jul '22

Jump Back Up July - Day 16: Find fun ways to distract yourself from unhelpful thoughts. #JumpBackUpJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/BE7PeuQ4mO

16Jul '22

Year 10 Drama visit to London

Year 10 Drama students enjoyed a visit to London in a sweltering July heatwave; taking part in a practical workshop, led by professional practitioners, on performance skills and approaches to text. The same evening they watched 'Jack Absolute Flies Again’, a production at the National Theatre starring Caroline Quentin and Kelvin Fletcher. The following morning they took part in a guided tour of the National Theatre, seeing backstage, before travelling to the Fortune Theatre, near Drury Lane to see the matinee production of ‘Woman in Black’ - all were suitably scared!

15Jul '22

We are very excited that #WKGS band @its_theroom will be supporting @thisiszuzu with @astlesmusic this Saturday at @future_yard for the first New Noise Club <18 event. This is an Under 18s only event (dry bar). For tickets, please visit: linktr.ee/theroomofficial #zuzu #theroom https://t.co/K82p45heRe

15Jul '22

#WKGS Sports Day 2022 https://t.co/wWD0lO2x6a

15Jul '22

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15Jul '22

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15Jul '22

#WKGS Sports Day 2022...3/4 https://t.co/dOa2lp8kqh

15Jul '22

#WKGS Sports Day 2022...2/4 https://t.co/c7BF7xw6OS

15Jul '22

This week we held our first Sports Day since 2019. Congratulations to all competitors for their amazing efforts and the supporters who cheered them along. Many thanks the PE Department and Sports Captains for organising such a fantastic event.. 1/4 #WKGS https://t.co/bDTmXju4MO

15Jul '22

#WKGS Gardening Club, with the help of Mrs Brown/ Mr Davies, are working on our contribution to the RHS School Allotment Show at next week’s RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. The WKGS plot is a specially designed bee-friendly pollinator garden and is open to the public 21st-24th July. https://t.co/D28eCaoqPh