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 Fine Art or Graphics?

Fine Art is a highly creative and exciting subject, which enables you to develop a portfolio of work, which is essential if you wish to pursue a career in Architecture, Fine Art or any other Design related university degree. If you have an interest in Fine Art then this is the course for you, as you will engage in a wide range of artistic tasks in drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking. You will be encouraged to broaden your artistic skills through a series of workshops in order to work independently developing your own ideas investigating a wide range of traditional and contemporary artists. You will learn a variety of new art techniques on a variety of scales in order for you to develop your own independent work, with the opportunity to visit art galleries and exhibitions throughout the course. 

The graphics industry offers many exciting careers for the ambitious and hardworking. If you have an interest in Graphic Design then Graphics is the course for you as it will give you exposure to different aspects of Graphic Communication. This will enable you to develop skills in a variety of disciplines and demonstrate your understanding of these contexts. Your ideas and designs will be produced using both traditional and new technologies. If you enjoy being creative and developing your own design work, this course enables you to produce highly original final pieces and gain further understanding of both contemporary artists and designers.

What is Involved?

The AQA  A-level Art - Fine Art or Graphics 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 Body Language or Music and Fashion. This involves working in areas specific to your chosen specialism (e.g. Art includes drawing, painting, photography while Graphics uses typography, logo design and promotional branding). 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 artwork whilst further advancing your skills in the presentation of your own work. You will investigate historical and contemporary practices of artists with the opportunities to visit art galleries and exhibitions during the course. If you are taking just 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 Fine Art or Graphics.

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examination results

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

what we've been up to...

08Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 8: Get the basics right: eat well, exercise and go to bed on time. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/6Ohc7L6iwP

07Jul '20

Thank you to all of our new Y7 parents and students for joining us for this evening's Induction Event. It was fantastic to see the faces of the newest members of our school community and we look forward to seeing you again soon! #WKGSCommunity #WKGSY7

07Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 7: Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/F54iCm06Kg

06Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 6: Put a problem in perspective and see the bigger picture. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kn1wbc8r2R

05Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 5: Avoid saying "must" or "should" to yourself today. #Wellbeing #JumpBackJuly @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/AILxydxhhk

04Jul '20

Jump Back July - Day 4: Find an action you can take to overcome a problem or worry. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/RoqIkMKYMk

03Jul '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 💙

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