Head of Technology
Mr J Ford

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.

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examination results

45%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-7

71%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-6

97%

of GCSE students achieved grades 9-4

What we've been up to...

21May '24

Success for our U15s football team

Our U15s football team put in an unbelievable performance this afternoon and beat Park View 3-1 with Eliana scoring a hat-trick. They are now through to the semi finals of the ESFA National Football Cup! Well done! So proud of you!

19May '24

League and Cup Double Winners

Over the weekend, two of our fantastic Year 10's, Ainara and Georgia, won the Liverpool league cup with their U16 Tranmere team. It's been a hard fought year of football and they finished as double winners of the league and the league cup. Well done!

26Apr '24

Year 4 & 5 Subscribe to our Mailing Lists

Subcribe to our Year 4 & Year 5 mailing lists here https://forms.office.com/e/G840TwpSTS.

24Apr '24

Careers Fair

Thanks to everyone involved in the Careers Fair this week - a huge number of students benefited from learning about a really diverse range of careers and future pathways. More to come next week!

16Apr '24

Spring Concert - Thursday 2 May 2024, 6pm to 8pm

Our annual Spring Concert takes place on Thursday 2nd May with performances from a range of individuals and ensembles including the Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Sax Quartet, and Junior Choir. Tickets available now from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/west-kirby-grammar-school...

20Mar '24

UK Team Member - NASA Space Design Competition

We have amazing news to share as Molly (#WKGSY10) has been selected to represent Team UK at the international finals of the NASA Space Design Competition. Having been part of the winning team at the UK Space Design competition earlier this month, Molly now becomes one of only 12 students to represent the UK at the finals which take place at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida this summer. Molly was also the youngest member of the winning team from WKGS, making this an even more exceptional achievement. Well done Molly, good luck with the international final!

14Mar '24

Sixth Form & Year 11 Careers Fair

We are pleased to announce the dates for our annual Careers Fair which will take place on Wednesday 24th April and Wednesday 1st May 2024. These proved very popular last year and have now been expanded to include Year 11 as well as Sixth Form students. We are looking for representatives from a range of career areas and higher/further education institutes who would be willing to speak to our students about their area of expertise. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to represent your company/organisation at the event, please contact Mrs Harris-Smith by email at sharris@wkgs.net

12Mar '24

Congratulations to our Year 8 Netball team!

Congratulations to the Y8 Netball team who were winners of the Wirral Schools League. They beat Wirral in their semi-final and Birkenhead School in a brilliant final! Well done to everyone who has played this season.

12Mar '24

UK Space Design Competition

A team of 11 students from West Kirby Grammar School were in the winning team at the National Final of the UK Space Design Competition which took place at Imperial College, London on the weekend of 2nd - 3rd March.

11Mar '24

WKGS Music Department news

Students Han, Laoise, Esme, Phoebe and Imogen, all members of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, performed yesterday at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

01Mar '24

Congratulations Year 7 2024-25

Congratulations Year 7 2024-25! We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to our school.

27Feb '24

Limited places available for Sixth Form

Limited places available for Sixth Form

13Feb '24

Wirral Schools Netball League

Well done to the netballers from Y7, Y8 and Y9 who played in the Wirral Schools Netball League tonight. Two wins and a draw for our teams. Super proud of you all!

13Feb '24

Year 4 & 5 Information Evening

We would like to invite prospective students along with their parents/carers to join us for our Year 4 & 5 Information Evening on Tuesday 23rd April. Book your place now by visiting the link : Year 4 & 5 Information Evening - Tuesday 23 April 2024

08Feb '24

Chinese New Year

Students have enthusiastically embraced the celebration of Chinese New Year, particularly as it marks the Year of the Dragon. The festivities were made even more memorable thanks to Mr Vane's outstanding annual assembly which featured delightful touches like fortune cookies, Chinese lanterns and vibrant wall displays. Students were also able to enjoy a selection of delicious Chinese food in the canteen.