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...
Final day of the Scholastic Book Fair and there is still plenty of interest in the books. #Scholastic #Welovereading https://t.co/caWluIwztR
We are looking to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisors to provide classroom supervision in the event of absent teachers and generally support the smooth operation of the academy staff at other times. wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/tMyWdKXbQn
Ramadan Mubarak to all of our #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/MtLe3LQ8TQ
For this week's #ThrowbackThursday it's back to June 2008 where #WKGS U13 team played at Wembley for the Schools Cup Final. https://t.co/Iq7QeNAKiy
Well done #WKGSY7 Netball Team, amazing achievement! twitter.com/WKGS_PE/status…
A-Level Religious Studies study day to Cambridge University
The Religious Studies department took a group of Year 12 students to Cambridge University to attend an A Level Religious Studies Study Day at the Faculty of Divinity. The guest speaker, Libby Ahluwalia, is a teacher, a syllabus developer, an examiner trainer and author of several acclaimed GCSE and A level textbooks. The event provided advice and support for students with an interest in theology, religion, and philosophy of religion who may be considering studying these subjects at university, particularly being beneficial for students aiming for high (A/A*) grades.
We are pleased to announce that the full HD video of our production of Grease is now available to download for £9.99. The download includes bonus backstage footage and a professional set of production photos. All profits will go towards future productions. video.wkgs.net https://t.co/Svw5rUMLld
Well done to everyone who took part in today's House Tag Rugby competition and thanks to PE staff and Sports Captains for organising another fantastic event. Congratulations to Furniss who were overall winners. https://t.co/Va53c6w1N1
A reminder to all students that the deadline for this term's #WKGS Interform Challenge is Friday 24th March. Please submit entries to Miss Ellis or via Google Classroom. https://t.co/ZA2jehK3rc
All parents, staff, students and friends of #WKGS are invited to attend our PTA Family Quiz Night and Fish & Chip Supper. There will be a fun general knowledge quiz, a prize for the winning team and a raffle to support PTA fundraising. Book your table at: ticketsource.co.uk/west-kirby-gra… https://t.co/euMB1CSeoV
Introducing our very own #ThrowbackThursday series where we take a weekly look back through the archives at #WKGS of days gone by. We start this week by taking you back to June 2014 where #WKGSY9 students organised a charity fair. https://t.co/mPNL1WZ0n3
Thanks very much Mr Allport @WKGS_Science twitter.com/thingwallprima…
Friday 17th March will be a Non Uniform Day for all year groups. #ComicRelief #RedNoseDay https://t.co/yN8uUPRdZA
School will be closed today (10.3.23) due to adverse weather conditions. All lessons will take place via Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom where a live lesson is not possible.
Fantastic achievement Erin, well done! #WKGSY7 twitter.com/WKGS_Music/sta…