Open Evening Wednesday 22nd September

We would like to invite parents/carers of prospective Year 7 students to our Open Evening which will take place on Wednesday 22nd September, 6pm-8pm with Headteacher's talks at 6 and 7pm.

Register for the Open Evening at: wkgs.org/open-evening-2021 

Open Day Tours are now all fully booked. Check back soon for details of additional dates, should they become available. 

Miss S Ogden
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Art-related GCSE course or Portfolio

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Fine Art or Graphics?

Fine Art is a highly creative and exciting subject, which enables you to develop a portfolio of work, which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in Architecture, Fine Art or any other Design related university degree. If you have an interest in Fine Art then this is the course for you, as you will engage in a wide range of artistic tasks in drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking. You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently developing your own ideas investigating a wide range of traditional and contemporary artists. You will learn a variety of new art techniques on a variety of scales in order for you to develop your own independent work, with the opportunity to visit art galleries and exhibitions throughout the course. 

The graphics industry offers many exciting careers for the ambitious and hardworking. If you have an interest in Graphic Design then Graphics is the course for you as it will give you exposure to different aspects of Graphic Communication. This will enable you to develop skills in a variety of disciplines and demonstrate your understanding of these contexts. Your ideas and designs will be produced using both traditional and new technologies. If you enjoy being creative and developing your own design work, this course enables you to produce highly original final pieces and gain further understanding of both contemporary artists and designers.

What is Involved?

The AQA  A-level Art - Fine Art or Graphics is a two-year course and is similar to the GCSE course.

In Year 12, you will develop a portfolio of work through one set theme for example Body Language or Music and Fashion. This involves working in areas specific to your chosen specialism (e.g. Art includes drawing, painting, photography while Graphics uses typography, logo design and promotional branding). You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic and design skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently. You will develop your own ideas in a sketchbook and then produce creative final artwork whilst further advancing your skills in the presentation of your own work. You will investigate historical and contemporary practices of artists with the opportunities to visit art galleries and exhibitions during the course. If you are taking just the AS course then there will be an externally set assignment.

In the second year of the course, you will gain more independence as the course progresses, which will lead to a personal investigation and an externally set assignment in any area of Fine Art or Graphics.

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of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

what we've been up to...

17Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 17. Notice what you are feeling, without any judgement. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/XGrDBR0Hkc

16Sep '21

Are you ready to stand out from the crowd? Having the Duke of Edinburgh Award on your CV or UCAS form speaks volumes about commitments that you have made as a young person. Silver applications open now ⛺️🏃‍♀️🎒@WestKirbyGS #WKGSY11 @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/uc7iSzLa6Z

16Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 16. Leave positive messages for you to see regularly. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/1oEpdI0pcp

15Sep '21

Last week we welcomed our new #WKGSY12 with a fantastically successful induction programme. Students have enjoyed (despite the rain!) some team-building activities with @wiseupteam as well as some healthy competition with interform rounders and bench ball. #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/thcPX15JvZ

15Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 15. Find a caring, calming phrase to say to yourself when you feel low. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/MlBDdqiJlB

14Sep '21

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and able Art Technician to start as soon as possible. Prior experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential. Closing date: Monday 20th September Please visit the following page for more information: wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/NtzDcntdCn

14Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 14. If you are busy, allow yourself time to pause and take a break. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/219xy3drtX

13Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 13. Be as kind to yourself as you would a loved one. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/S68wRbKlmH

12Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 12. Get active outside and give yourself a natural boost. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/vnXZdU3qwI

11Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 11. Make time to do something you enjoy. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Al14DwwZV4

10Sep '21

It was a very slick operation last night at Gold registration. Roll on expedition training on 19th September ⛺️ 🥾 🎒 @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_6thForm #WKGSY12 #WKGSY13

10Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 10. When you find things hard, remember it's ok to not be ok. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kUHkdRiLJ5

10Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 9. Aim to be good enough rather than perfect. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/ehC6sA3Rt4

08Sep '21

Our Year 9 Information Evening takes place this evening (Wednesday 8th September) at 18:00 in the Main Hall. All parents/carers of Year 9 students are welcome. #WKGSY9 https://t.co/kcucbB03iM

08Sep '21

Self-Care September - Day 8. Be willing to share how you feel and ask for help when you need it. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/4tTKFE3r6C