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
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Update 2: Anyone can start the next level, Gold at 16 years, but eDofE will always show it as being direct until the previous level has been achieved. Always remember the participant has until they are 25 years old to complete their award.
Update 1: For all levels - an expedition is still required to complete an Award. The certificate of achievement is sent out to those completing 3 sections at each level (this excludes the expedition at Bronze, silver & gold and also the residential at Gold).
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We are delighted to announce that WKGS will host Virtual Open Evenings for prospective Y7 & 6th Form students. Please click on the link below ⤵️ to book your place for the 1st of our events for parents/carers of all prospective Y7 students wkgs.org/open-evening #ChooseWKGS https://t.co/sqJNBauAEY