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

Good luck to our #WKGSY13 students who are starting their mock exams tomorrow #GoodLuck ☘️ #TryYourBest 👍 https://t.co/YIY8LxWdop

25Feb '20

#WKGSY9 had another amazing trip to Spain 🇪🇸☀️ They visited La Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, Gibralfaro in Málaga & Benalmadena amongst other wonderful activities. Looks like an great time was had by all👍🙌👏 #Spain 🇪🇸 #WKGSOnTour✈️ #EducationalGlobetrotting🌍 @WKGS_MFL https://t.co/uPP7AanSNK

25Feb '20

#WKGSY9 had another amazing trip to the South of Spain 🇪🇸 during the half term ☀️☀️☀️ They visited La Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Gibralfaro in Málaga 🏰 & Benalmádena amongst other wonderful activities. Looks like an great time was had by all! 🇪🇸☀️👍 #Spain 🇪🇸 #WKGSOnTour✈️ #WKGSMFL #EducationalGlobetrotting 🌍

24Feb '20

What an experience for our @WKGS_Theatre students who went on an amazing trip to New York 🌃🗽 They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline & the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all #NYC🗽🇺🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️#WKGSDrama https://t.co/ZmLcXs6fKV

24Feb '20

What an experience for our Drama students who went on an amazing trip to New York City 🌃🗽 They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline and the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all! #NYC 🌃🗽🇺🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️#WKGSDrama 🎭 #EducationalGlobetrotting 🌍

24Feb '20

Well done to our @WKGS_Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland 🇮🇸 over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights 🌌💫🌟 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️ #WKGSGeography 🗺 🌋#EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/7lcZRlbUn6

24Feb '20

Well done to our Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland 🇮🇸 over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights 🌌💫🌟 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️ #WKGSGeography 🗺 🌋#EducationalGlobetrotting

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing ⛷️ on the slopes of Austria 🇦🇹 over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria 🇦🇹⛷️🙌❄️🎿

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing ⛷️ on the slopes of Austria 🇦🇹 over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria 🇦🇹⛷️🙌❄️🎿 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. 💚 Taking time to be kind to other people can be beneficial for your own emotional wellbeing. happiful.com/simple-ways-to… #BeKind #wellbeing #mentalhealth

17Feb '20

Making chocolate to bring home @mayanmonkey in Mijas 😋 🍫 https://t.co/zQVAvrFwy4

17Feb '20

A trip to Mijas and a final chance to shop Ale Hop, Mrs Jennings’ and Mrs Smith’s favourite shop! #RetailTherapy #WKGSY9 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/TCReyvhFRr

17Feb '20

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

17Feb '20

A stroll around the lovely local park to ends our last morning here in Benalmádena. Then off to Mijas this afternoon before heading home 😢. #WKGSY9 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/rqytHgVGOR

16Feb '20

Sorry to keep going on about the weather, but it really is lovely 😊 ☀️ #WKGSY9 are really making us proud with their excellent behaviour, interest and attitude @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Pastoral https://t.co/QnjMvesZnI