Head of Department
Mr J Ford

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.

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examination results

48%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

78%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

95%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we've been up to...

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether

20Mar '20

‪▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️‬ ‪A further update regarding our Contingency Planning for the weeks ahead has been emailed to all parents/guardians/staff. If you have been unable to access the email then please click on the link below⬇️to download.‬ ‪https://wkgs.org/files/download/6cf7c274bebb7e56d4954db20c9d4dab‬

20Mar '20

And its over just like that! To all our #WKGSY11 & #WKGSY13 you have been AMAZING! We as your teachers are so proud of you all & everything that you have done here @WestKirbyGS Always remember how amazing you are! We'll miss you #Imnotcryingyourecrying 👏🙌😭💙 #admetamcontendo https://t.co/EUi4SDVds6

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

▶️Announcement◀️ While school will be closed from Mon for those who can safely stay at home we will still be open to those who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Please contact the school office to let us know if you will be in school from Monday- office@wkgs.net

20Mar '20

On #InternationalDayofHappiness😀 here are 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this situation together! For more info go to actionforhappiness.org @WKGS_Wellbeing @WKGS_Pastoral #WKGSCommunity #InThisTogether https://t.co/CT5Qe9st5R

20Mar '20

Something to consider for our students at home in the coming weeks. Keeping active is just as important as keeping busy. @WKGS_PE @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing twitter.com/thebodycoach/s…

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656

19Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ Hello all, For any student or parent who is trying to access #WKGS Google Classroom, then please watch our handy video to guide you through the process.😃🙌👏👍 #WKGSCommunity #GoogleClassroom #WKGSContingencyPlan vimeo.com/398767656 https://t.co/XFvkbJG516

18Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ As part of our Coronavirus Contingency Planning we are asking our students to add themselves to the Google Classroom platform. This will enable all students to continue to be educated and receive support when it is needed. Can all students, with the assistance of parents/guardians continue to add themselves to their relevant classes using the unique invitation codes issued by staff. Students should also continue to check their school email accounts. Many thanks in advance, WKGS Staff

18Mar '20

As part of our Coronavirus Contingency Planning we are asking our students to add themselves to the Google Classroom platform. This will enable all students to continue to be educated and receive support when it is needed. (1/2)

18Mar '20

▶️Coronavirus Contingency Planning◀️ A letter regarding our Coronavirus Contingency Planning has been emailed to all parents/guardians/staff. If you have been unable to access the email then please click on the link below⬇️to download. wkgs.org/files/preview/…

16Mar '20

▶️Job Vacancies◀️ We are currently seeking to recruit 3, permanent, full time teaching posts in Maths, Business & Economics and Biology. For further details, including how to apply, please visit our website: wkgs.org/latest-news/va… wkgs.org/latest-news/va… wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/Xz97OozaLk

14Mar '20

Amazing 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 twitter.com/wkgs_pe/status…

14Mar '20

Mrs Cliffe and the Heads of Year are over in Liverpool tonight, raising money for @alzheimerssoc at the #GLOW #MemoryWalk £1500 raised so far! #Thanks 😊 ⚡️ @WestKirbyGS @WKGS_Wellbeing https://t.co/qs2pUszDNi