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Key Stage 3

Design & Technology

In Design and Technology we cover 12 modules, each lasting 9 weeks (18 hours) that develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. We cover numerous topics including Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Material, Systems and Control. The intention is for our students is to end Yr 9 with a palette of high quality experiences, from which they can draw in later life.

Full details of the KS3 DT Curriculum (PDF)

ICT

ICT and Computing at KGGS in KS3 has a varied and interesting curriculum which is a mixture of digital literacy skills and computer science. It is aimed at increasing students' knowledge of how computer systems work and developing their ability to be creators by exploring the basics or programming, as well as improving their digital literacy. The topics are continually being reviewed and follow government guidelines.

Full details of the KS3 ICT Curriculum (PDF)

Key Stage 4

Design & Technology

DT at GCSE engages students in the process of designing and making a range of worthwhile projects. It develops effective and independent thinking and combines skills with knowledge and understanding. Students will develop their decision making skills and creativity through mainly practical experiences.

Full details of the KS4 DT Curriculum (PDF)

Computer Science

GCSE Computer Science provides students the opportunity to work with a variety of technologies. The qualification has been designed so that students will be digitally literate, with an up-to-date understanding of the digital world around them, and able to use ICT to investigate and solve problems.

Full details of the KS4 Computer Science Curriculum (PDF)

Business Studies

The business studies department at KGGS aims to give you an appreciation of what businesses do, how they do it, why they do it and whether they do it successfully. The course strives to give you an understanding of business concepts such as enterprise, marketing, finance, HR and share ownership, illustrated through real businesses and business issues.

Full details of the KS4 Business Studies Curriculum (PDF)

Economics

The economics department at KGGS aims to give you an appreciation of how the economy affects everyone of us, whether we like it or not. The course will give you an understanding of the basic economic problem: how to make the best of what we have.

Full details of the KS4 Economics Curriculum (PDF)

Key Stage 5

Design & Technology

You can take one of two A Levels offered by the Department of Design and Technology: 3D Design or Textiles. The department will run one or both depending on student choice.

Both courses have been completely re-written and are open to students who have an interest in specific areas of design and technology such as textiles or 3D design skills such as workshop, graphics and resistant materials.

Full details of the KS5 DT Curriculum (PDF)

Computer Science

'Computing' and 'Computer Science' are terms used interchangeably, but what is it? Computing enables students to be not just educated users of technology, but the innovators capable of designing new computers and programs to improve the quality of life for everyone. It is not an exaggeration to say that our lives depend upon computer systems and the people who maintain them to keep us safe on the road and in air. Specifically, computing is not 'ICT'. ICT is a skills-based course focusing, typically, on the use of applications often to solve business problems.

Full details of the KS5 Computer Science Curriculum (PDF)

Business Studies

It's all about the money, right? Well, that's a part of it of course, but what about:

  • The ethics of business?
  • The human relations side of business?
  • The creative marketing side of business?

The course involves studying in some detail how today's businesses carry out their various functions, including marketing, finance, operations management (production) and human resources (people). The course also looks at how outside activities affect business and, in turn, how businesses react to these.

Full details of the KS5 Business Studies Curriculum (PDF)

Economics

Economics studies everything from the plight of the polar bear to the fear of a "bear market" (the first is about climate change, the second is about the stock market!) Economics is therefore the study of everything that improves or worsens our quality of life.

Full details of the KS5 Economics Curriculum (PDF)