Tailor-Made Learning to Suit Your Child; GIRLS AT WEST KIRBY GRAMMAR BUILD RESILIENCE AND EXCEL IN A HOST OF SUBJECT AREAS

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Tailor-Made Learning to Suit Your Child; GIRLS AT WEST KIRBY GRAMMAR BUILD RESILIENCE AND EXCEL IN A HOST OF SUBJECT AREAS


"EVERY child is unique. Our aim is to open each girl's eyes to the breadth of opportunity available within school and beyond," said Mrs Duffy, headteacher. "At West Kirby Grammar we enrich every student's learning by offering a huge range of experiences both in and out of the classroom in a supportive atmosphere where all girls excel."

At West Kirby Grammar school, A-level and GCSE results are among the best in the west, however there is more to academic success than exams. The breadth of opportunity at WKGS is phenomenal, with tailormade curriculum pathways provided to ensure students have a wide range of choices for their futures. The school offers four languages, namely French, German, Spanish and Latin at A-level with an opportunity to also study Italian and Mandarin. There are currently 15 to 20 students studying each modern language at A-level.

All students study French, German, Spanish and classical civilisation in Year 7 to give the curriculum a strong international dimension. Languages can then be chosen for Year 8. The school benefits from a science specialism, however students excel in all subject areas including the arts, English, maths, humanities and design and technology.

One further aim of West Kirby Grammar is to develop resilience and well-being to enable students to be flexible-thinking young people who adapt, problem solve and are multiskilled. The world is ever-changing therefore girls need to be equipped with the skills to confidently tackle any situation that may arise. All students leave the school with poise, confidence and self-belief.

Leadership skills, entrepreneurial skills, sports, drama, the arts, engineering and mathematical challenges have all been embedded in the curriculum. Strong links have been forged with local industries enabling students to develop relevant skills for the future. …

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