KS4 Specification - AQA
Our aim is to produce young designers who are skilled and ready to take their place in an ever-changing technology-driven society. We strive to create a distinctive and dynamic partnership between students and staff in the department through our level of care, concern and professionalism.
To achieve our aims, we ensure:
- We don’t teach students or children, we teach young designers
- Creativity and problem solving are at the heart of everything that we do
- Our curriculum allows students to become more resilient, well rounded, independent, open minded and confident
- Our curriculum adapts to meet changes to style, trend and technology whilst providing exciting and enjoyable experiences.
At Key Stage 3, students study Design and Technology for two lessons a week and rotate between the different subject areas: Product Design, Textiles Technology and Food & Health Eating. We offer GCSE courses in: Product Design, Food and Nutrition and Textiles. We also offer A-levels in Product Design, Textiles Technology and Food Science and Nutrition.
The Design and Technology department is housed in a purpose built building consisting of six specialist subject rooms. The building has two industrial kitchens, two Product Design workshops and one Textiles suite. We are delighted to have recently opened a fantastic new CAD/CAM/ICT suite complete with 3D Printing and Laser cutting facilities, which is providing cutting-edge technology to offer students industry-standard experiences.
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6
of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4
What we've been up to...
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We are delighted that two #WKGSY10 students were announced as joint winners of the One West Kirby competition to create their vision for the town's future Rukshitha (Art Category) 10S Tatum (Design Technology Category) 10W @WKGS_Art @WKGS_DesignTech wirralglobe.co.uk/news/19862358.… https://t.co/6RUi6qzbYA
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