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...

05Dec '19

#WKGSY8 preparing for their Christmas extravaganza by creating decorations to sell for charity. Lots of glitter! https://t.co/zHtJ2rlsy7

03Dec '19

A day in London with @PTIEducation for Mrs Stenhouse today, discussing French literary texts and their use in the classroom. Lots of ideas to bring back to @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/e4vqJIBMU5

03Dec '19

A day in London with @princesteaching for Mrs Stenhouse today, learning about teaching French literary texts for all key stages. Lots of ideas to bring back to @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/DaEvBrwgp5

03Dec '19

Good luck to all our Year 11 students who start their GCSE Mock Examinations tomorrow #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #YouGotThis #WKGSY11 #ChooseToBeYou ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿคžโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

03Dec '19

Good luck to all our Year 11 students who start their GCSE Mock Examinations tomorrow #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #YouGotThis #WKGSY11 #ChooseToBeYou ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿคžโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ https://t.co/yOaWa07yKF

02Dec '19

#WKGSY9 were joined in assembly by Nicky and Nigel from @YMCAWirral today. Y9 are collecting and making small but helpful gifts to be distributed to people living homeless in the Wirral this Christmas. @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/PlOmcRpsgq

01Dec '19

Lovely to see @WestKirbyGS students taking part in the #WestKirbySantaDash2019 raising money for good causes and getting in the festive spirit ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ @WKGS_PE #WKGSY7 #WKGSY8 https://t.co/mZKYmDh3if

27Nov '19

Due to an accident near the Railway in the Hoylake area, there will be disruption to the train and bus services. Parents should check the @merseyrail & @Merseytravel pages for updates. twitter.com/merseyrail/staโ€ฆ

23Nov '19

A fun day of finding our way around France with some super-talented young linguists! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท #wkgsy7 #WKGSY8 https://t.co/kxwPJiJEGI

22Nov '19

Very proud to have been listed as one of only 2 Merseyside schools in the North West top 10 secondary schools and looking forward to seeing the full tables on Sunday! @LivEchonews @TimesEducation twitter.com/livechonews/stโ€ฆ

22Nov '19

West Kirby Grammar School Sixth Form Applications are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-applicationโ€ฆ or to find more information about attending WKGS then click on โžก๏ธโžก๏ธโžก๏ธ https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-formโ€ฆ #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

21Nov '19

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights Sixth Form Open Evening. It was great to see so much interest in WKGS! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒŸ Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒ ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou

21Nov '19

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights Sixth Form Open Evening. It was great to see so much interest in @WKGS_6thForm ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒŸ Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒ ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ wkgs.org/sixth-form-onlโ€ฆ

21Nov '19

Thank you to everyone who attended last nights Sixth Form Open Evening. It was great to see so much interest in @WestKirbyGS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒŸ Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฒ ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ wkgs.org/sixth-form-onlโ€ฆ https://t.co/cXDuczngIo

20Nov '19

Weโ€™ve had an amazing day with #WKGSY11 and many visitors as they consider their future steps. We hope you have shared in our love of #languages ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Whatever you choose to do, remember that @WestKirbyGS is always a place where you can #ChooseToBeYou @WKGS_6thForm