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...
New Ways November - Day 26: Find a new perspective on a problem you face. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/QWBwqc4gir
New Ways November - Day 25: Use one of your strengths in a new or creative way. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/E3lxxj5GTu
New Ways November - Day 24: Share with a friend something you found helpful recently. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/nCGcPbv7Ug
New Ways November - Day 23: Set aside a time to pursue an activity you love. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/wc4Y90luwp
New Ways November - Day 22: Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them. #NewWaysNovember #wellbeing https://t.co/FOlalutolA
We are pleased to announce that #WKGS will be hosting a Book Fair in the Lower Library from Mon 29th-Mon 6th December. All pupils are welcome to come and browse before school or at break/lunchtime. This will be a cashless fair, all payments to be made on Scopay (more to follow). https://t.co/XtjZwjfKPj
New Ways November - Day 21: Learn a new skill with a friend or share one of yours with them. #NewWaysNovember #wellbeing https://t.co/wYpYT6iUKF
New Ways November - Day 20: Make a meal with a recipe or ingredient you've not used before. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/svdDkiwJGQ
Our #WKGSCommunity has so far raised a fantastic £1182 so far for #ChildreninNeed with our non-uniform day. We also marked the end of #AntiBullyingWeek with #OddSocksDay celebrate difference and individuality in our school community. Please donate online if you have not already. https://t.co/SbN1iC2tTR
New Ways November - Day 19: Broaden your perspective, read a different paper, magazine or site. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/lsV1VJ76wd
New Ways November - Day 18: Connect with someone from a different generation. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/AyZohlxIKf
New Ways November - Day 17: Try a new way to practice self care and be kind to yourself. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/h3gUWNRmMn
At #WKGSSixthForm you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a range of positions of responsibility, all of which play a central role in the WKGS community. These include Head Prefect, Deputy, Prefect or House Captain or a Peer Mentor. Find out more..... wkgs.org/sixth-form-ope… https://t.co/6o6EjWhE4b
This week, our #WKGSCommunity will be marking #AntiBullyingWeek. #OneKindWord has been chosen for this year's theme. We will also celebrate difference & uniqueness by taking part in #OddSocksDay this Friday 19th November which will be a non-uniform day for Children in Need. https://t.co/IKSMjTao7W