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...
▶️Update from the Headteacher◀️ The link for Mrs Sargent’s LAST weekly letter is below ⤵️ wkgs.org/files/download… Thank you Mrs Sargent for all you have done for #WKGS and we wish you all the very best!! (1/2)
Huge congrats to our retiring staff. We wish you a happy & healthy retirement & good luck to staff who are leaving us for other schools. You have all been amazing & you will be greatly missed. We want to thank you for all you have done for #WKGS & wish you well👏 #WeWillMissYou https://t.co/KxUEOAX5pO
▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction◀️ Click on the link below ⤵️ to access further information on #WKGS6thForm wkgs.org/current/sixth-… Thank you for following the 6th Form Induction Feed on Instagram, and we can’t wait to see you in September! #WKGS6thForm #WKGSCommunity💙 @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/T8wB8vosiG
WKGS HOUSES 🔴🟣🔵🟢🟡⚪️ Here are the final positions for houses in the 2019-20 competition Overall totals for all events & house points: 🥇Wallis🔴 (74pts) 🥈Gonner🔵 (73pts) 🥉Stewart🟡 (68.5pts) 4️⃣ Hudson⚪️ (68pts) 5️⃣ Furniss🟣 (62pts) 6️⃣ Paton🟢 (53.5pts) (1/2) https://t.co/zHIb0dbRU8
Jump Back July - Day 17: Write your worries down and save them for specific 'worry time'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/NeVprIjLaT
🔊September 2020 Thread🔊 If you have not yet seen the instructions of our full return in September, please visit:⤵️⤵️⤵️ wkgs.org/latest-news/sc… Where you will find all of the information recently sent to parents/carers and students. (1/2)
▶️WKGS 6th Form Virtual Summer Programme Thread◀️ This year's #WKGSY12 Summer Programme has moved online! We've had former students and university lecturers talk to our students remotely to help them think about future careers and university choices. (1/2) https://t.co/nDgiPm83hZ
Jump Back July - Day 16: When things get tough, say to yourself 'this too shall pass'. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/OPnW61z9lb
▶️WKGS 6th Form Induction Thread ◀️ Welcome!! We are so glad that you've chosen to join #WKGS6thForm and that you are now taking the first steps towards starting with us in September. We hope you are all excited about joining us and we will be in touch again soon! (1/3) https://t.co/iLWACdjT7X
Jump Back July - Day 15: Go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kysHVWT1XM
Jump Back July - Day 14: Set yourself an achievable goal and make it happen. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/m2y71RWFgW
🔊Real Schools Guide 2020🔊 It’s official!! We have been named as the best school in Wirral by the Real Schools Guide 2020. We are so proud of this great achievement for our school. 😊👏🙌🥳 liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool… #RealSchoolsGuide #Proud #WKGSCommunity💙 #Wirral #Education https://t.co/aheHtzDi99
Jump Back July - Day 13: Challenge negative thoughts and find an alternative interpretation. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/iLgColBoRK
Jump Back July - Day 12: When things go wrong, be compassionate to yourself. #JumpBackJuly #Wellbeing https://t.co/nBthfYqDjz