Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (wkgs.org/summer-work).

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Miss S Ogden
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in Art-related GCSE course or Portfolio

Exam Board

AQA

Why Choose Art Textiles?

Art Textile Design is a dynamic course, which enables you to develop a creative portfolio of work, which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in Textile Design, Fashion Design or any other Design related university degree. If you have an interest in Fashion and Textile Design then this is the course for you as it is a fashion-based course in Year 12. It is an exciting and stimulating course introducing you to a variety of experiences, especially exploring a range of textile and fashion techniques. If you enjoy being creative and developing your own design work, this course enables you to produce highly original final pieces and further gain an understanding of both contemporary artists and designers.

What is Involved?

AQA  A-level Art - Textile Design 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 Nostalgia or Music and Fashion. This involves working in areas of fashion textiles, fashion/costume design, fashion illustration, art textiles, printing, surface pattern and embellishment. 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 fashion garments whilst further advancing your skills in the presentation of your own work. You will investigate historical and contemporary practices of fashion and textile designers with the opportunities to visit art galleries and exhibitions during the course. If you are taking 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 fashion design, art textiles or textile design. This will showcase an exhibition of your work enabling you to experience presenting your work in your own design space.

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of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

what we've been up to...

03Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 3: Adopt a growth mindset. Change 'I can't' into 'I can't'...yet'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/2nvqdp1tc6

02Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 2: Make a list of things you are looking forward to. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/aQoA03bq6w

01Jul '20

We are finalising plans for talks to our #WKGS6thForm students on Teams. They will take place on the days shown below during normal school hours. Exact timings will be confirmed on #WKGSY12 Google Classroom. The talks will be followed by Q&A sessions & will last up to an hour. https://t.co/NwH8l1Vrk5

01Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 1: Be willing to ask for help when you need it today (and always). #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/IyTKlkusa2

01Jul '20

As July begins and we look forward to the future join us for #JumpBackJuly and find ways to be more resilient in challenging times. #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/EGaDQZ2oRk

30Jun '20

▶️Year 7 Transition Thread◀️ Welcome!!😊 We are so glad that you've chosen to join our #WKGSCommunity & that you are now taking the first steps towards starting with us in September. (1/3) https://t.co/1cdDXgMhwV

30Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 30: Make a list of the joys in your life (and keep adding to them) #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/VqrM6Nqkco

29Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 29: Take time to do something that makes you happy today. #JoyfulJune #wellbeing #westkirbygs https://t.co/gJnFkimsVK

28Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 28: Create a playlist of your favourite songs and enjoy them. #JoyfulJune #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/gJUdW4GQvE

27Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 27: Watch something funny and enjoy how it feels to laugh. #JoyfulJune #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/X5lyg5pS6F

26Jun '20

▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for our weekly letter from Mrs Sargent is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Please see our #WKGS website wkgs.org for further information. We hope you have a good weekend.😊 #WKGSCommunity #WKGSInThisTogether #StaySafe 💙

26Jun '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction◀️ Visit wkgs.org/summer-work Where you will find all the transition work designed to help you move GCSE to A-Level 📚 📖 🖊📒 #WelcomeToWKGS #WKGS6thForm #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSInduction #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/nXFnqMoieS

26Jun '20

▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction◀️ This is just a reminder that our ‘subject group chats’ are now live on our Instagram feed! 🙌👍 #WelcomeToWKGS #WKGS6thForm #ChooseWKGS6thForm #WKGSInduction #WKGSCommunity💙 https://t.co/Uy4pCViL1z

26Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 26: See the upside in a difficult situation you learnt from. #JoyfulJune #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/c8H9C188x4

25Jun '20

Joyful June - Day 25: Eat food that makes you feel good and really savour it. #JoyfulJune #wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/HfUKUADHvu