Sixth Form Open Evening - Wednesday 20th November

Come and visit us to find out more about our fantastic Sixth Form and the opportunities that we provide. For full details click here.

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…

18Oct '19

Thank you for having us, @StoryhouseLive!!! Year 10 thoroughly enjoyed the performance and insightful workshop on Jekyll and Hyde this afternoon 🎭🎟🔬🧪👨‍🔬😈 #WKGSY10 #JekyllandHyde #LiveTheatre https://t.co/xoMLjjX9k9

16Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS who successfully completed their Dibbin Civic Award and received their badges from the Deputy Mayor of Wirral last night. Congratulations to all of them. https://t.co/GchocVfHdh

15Oct '19

House Music 2019 🎶🎻🎹🎷 Congratulations to every single student who took part in & helped organise this years competition. You were all amazing!! But there did have to be a winner: 🥇Furniss 💜 🥈Paton 💚 🥉Wallis ❤️ #HouseMusic #Choral #Instrumental #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou https://t.co/qpaDobrdCQ

15Oct '19

House Music 2019 🎶🎻🎤🎹🎷 Congratulations to every single student who took part and organised this years competition. You were all amazing!!!! But there did have to be a winner... Well done to: 🥇Furniss💜 🥈Paton💚 🥉Wallis ❤️ #HouseMusic #Music #Choral #Instrumental #GreatestShow #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou

15Oct '19

One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year is today at WKGS..... #HOUSEMUSIC 💚❤️💙💛💜💟 Good luck to all Houses and Musicians! 🎤🎼🥁🎷🎹🎻🎸 #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou #GreatestShow #Music https://t.co/WTvNP30Kpl

15Oct '19

We have two amazing new joint #BookerPrize2019 winners! Have you read them yet? 📖📚🏆 #GetReading #GetInspired twitter.com/TheBookerPrize…

14Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS learning new skills and enjoying themselves today preparing meals for @wirralshomeless https://t.co/gK1bPZNdrr

14Oct '19

🍁Harvest Festival - 14-18 Oct🌾 Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. 6th Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/xbBS93Crxc

14Oct '19

🍁🍂Harvest Festival - 14-18 Oct🌾🍂 Y7-Y11 are donating to Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead. Sixth Form are donating to Forum Housing. Both charities need supplies of tinned or dried food & basic toiletries & would be grateful for your harvest donations this year. Each form is encouraged to try and collect a box of food for donation. Thank you for your support. 👏🥫🍂🌾🍁 #ChooseWKGS

11Oct '19

Good luck to our Gold DofE teams out on their practice expedition this weekend #WKGSY12 #WKGS6THFORM

10Oct '19

A great message from @WKGS_Wellbeing for all our students and staff on #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 #WMHD2019 💙🧡 #ChooseWKGS #ChooseToBeYou twitter.com/WKGS_Wellbeing…

10Oct '19

💞#WorldMentalHealthDay 💞 A great day to take care of your own wellbeing. Self-care is not selfish. It is necessary for your wellbeing & it will help others too. Take time for yourself & check on others. @MHFAEngland #WMHD2019 https://t.co/Pbo9bI49bP images.app.goo.gl/MA8wa2E6SKjhWf…

10Oct '19

Sometimes this is all you need to do to be kind to others @WestKirbyGS #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 twitter.com/a_amilne/statu…

09Oct '19

#Y8 @WestKirbyGS creating their second batch of meals this term for @wirralshomeless https://t.co/3gSeB583l9

09Oct '19

Make sure you all check out the line up for this year's incredible #ChesterLitFest and GET INVOLVED. There's something for everyone! ✏️📚📖🎤🎭🎟️ twitter.com/StoryhouseLive…