Sixth Form Briefing Event - Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Click here to sign up for our final Sixth Form Briefing Event on 22.01.20 at 6pm. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss life at WKGS with our Headteacher, Senior Staff and Sixth Form students.

Head of Department
Mrs L Pinnington

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…

06Jan '20

We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming WKGS 6th Form Briefing Events on either Wednesday 8th January or Wednesday 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest: https://wkgs.org/latest-news/events/sixth-form-briefing-event-1 #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

06Jan '20

We are pleased to invite prospective 6th Form students to attend our upcoming @WKGS_6thForm Briefing Events on either Wed 8th January or Wed 22nd January from 6pm Please click on the link below⬇️to register your interest wkgs.org/latest-news/ev… #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/HpVpF0mAeu

06Jan '20

‪New Decade, New Year, New Term.‬ ‪Welcome back WKGS Students and Staff. We hope everyone had a peaceful and refreshing holiday. 👍☺️ #WelcomeBack #NewTerm #BackToSchool ‬

31Dec '19

Why not have a look at the thread below to see the books other people have enjoyed this year? 🙌📖🏆📚 #BeInspired #ResolutionReadMore twitter.com/waterstoneslpl…

31Dec '19

With the new year fast approaching, we’re encouraging you all to participate in #ResolutionReadMore again for 2020! Finally get round to that book you keep putting off, step out your comfort zone or just find time to relax and unwind over the rest of the break📚📖💕 #HappyNewYear https://t.co/X7OUk4J7f4

20Dec '19

Well done to everyone.. you’ve completed the 1st term👏👍🙌. We hope all students and their families have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas holiday. ☃️🎄🎅🤶❄️ We return to school on the 6th of January 2020 (Week 🅱️) #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #HappyNewYear https://t.co/ISF1d3PQMK

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶

20Dec '19

What a great way to finish the term. Our amazing Chamber Choir and Orchestra performed for the whole school in St Andrews to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to all involved. You were brilliant!! #ChooseToBeMerry #MerryChristmas #ChristmasCarols ❄️🎄🎅🤶☃️🎶❄️🎄☃️🎶🎅🤶 https://t.co/NYif8koTuE

20Dec '19

#WKGSY7 catching up over a hot drink on the last day of their first term @WestKirbyGS #wellbeing https://t.co/hGPe7swteD

19Dec '19

At lunchtime today WKGS held its annual @officialwohaa Christmas Market. Our Year 10 students ran stalls selling various gifts & food. They were nearly sold out before the end of lunch. Well done to all! 👍🎄🎅☃️❄️🤶👏 #WKGSY10 #WKGSChristmas #WKGSCommunity #ChooseToBeMerry

19Dec '19

At lunchtime today WKGS held its annual @OfficialWOHAA Christmas Market. Our Year 10 students ran stalls selling various gifts & food. They were nearly sold out before the end of lunch. Well done to all! 👍🎄🎅☃️❄️🤶👏 #WKGSY10 #WKGSChristmas #WKGSCommunity #ChooseToBeMerry https://t.co/BGuO6KV0sv

19Dec '19

‪It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker Jessica Walkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏‬ ‪#WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 #WKGSSchoolSong 🎶 #MerryChristmasEveryone 🎄

19Dec '19

It was so nice to have you all back @WestKirbyGS to celebrate all your achievements! Well done to all!! 👍👏😀🙌 #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni #WKGSClassOf2019 twitter.com/WestKirbyGS/st…

19Dec '19

It was great to see our Class of 2019 again to celebrate their fantastic achievements at our annual Presentation Evening. A big thank you must go to our guest speaker @jawalkup for an inspirational speech. Well done Class of 2019!! 👍🙌👏 #WellDone #Congratulations #WKGSAlumni https://t.co/9Jxrjmmtdi