The Latin department at West Kirby Grammar School is a thriving and flourishing part of the school consisting of two experienced subject specialists, who share their enthusiasm and passion for the subject with their students.

At Key Stage 3, students study Classics in Year 7 and can choose to study Latin as a second language for four lessons each fortnight in Year. Not only do students have the opportunity of studying the Latin language, its impact upon English and its similarities with modern languages, but they are also able to learn about the Roman Empire and the legacy which it has left for the present day.

At Key Stage 4, the GCSE course incorporates a diverse range of skills including Latin translation and comprehension, Roman Civilisation and study of literature. The examination board which the department follows is Eduqas.

Students who study Latin achieve highly in public examinations: 65% of students achieved grades 9-7 and at A level 67% of students achieved A* - B grades.

The department uses eLearning resources to enhance teaching and learning, including iTV technology, designated websites for use with the course and apps to help with vocabulary learning.

We offer visits to enrich our curriculum including trips to Rome and the Bay of Naples and Chester in order to experience Roman sites at first hand.

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examination results

65%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

77%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

94%

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 📚✍️📝🤞☘️👍😃

03Dec '19

Good luck to all our Year 11 students who start their GCSE Mock Examinations tomorrow #TryYourBest #GoodLuck #YouGotThis #WKGSY11 #ChooseToBeYou 📚✍️📝🤞☘️👍😃 https://t.co/yOaWa07yKF

02Dec '19

"Sole occidente, puellae domum redierunt." #WKGSY11 #WKGSY12 #AblativeAbsolute #ChooseLatin How lucky we are to work and study in a place like beautiful #WestKirby @WestKirbyGS [Photo: @WKGS_Latin, 16.05, 2/12/2019] #KeepChattinLatin https://t.co/CUl2duWWqR

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 🎅🏻 🏃‍♀️ @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/sta…

23Nov '19

A fun day of finding our way around France with some super-talented young linguists! 🇫🇷 #wkgsy7 #WKGSY8 https://t.co/kxwPJiJEGI

22Nov '19

Applications are now open to join our Sixth Form. Start the next stage in your journey today. wkgs.org/sixth-form-onl… https://t.co/jaFzit16ww

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/st…

22Nov '19

West Kirby Grammar School Sixth Form Applications are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application… or to find more information about attending WKGS then click on ➡️➡️➡️ https://wkgs.org/prospective/sixth-form… #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! 👍😃🌟 Applications for our Sixth Form are NOW OPEN! Click on the link below to start your application for #WKGS6thForm 💻📲 🖥️ https://wkgs.org/sixth-form-online-application #ChooseWKGS6thForm #ChooseToBeYou