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Curriculum Overview

 


Students at Leeds East Academy study a rich and diverse curriculum designed to provide the right balance between a variety of opportunities and enough time to master the content of the curriculum. The curriculum is regularly reviewed and matched to real world and current events, in order that our students are working towards a world class curriculum offer. 


Lessons at Leeds East Academy are 50 minutes in length, encouraging pace in lessons. The number of lessons assigned to each subject has been carefully designed for each year group to master and embed key skills and knowledge across a broad range of subjects. The information below gives an indication of what subjects students study whilst in the Academy:  

Year 7

 

English (6 Lessons)

Mathematics (6 Lessons)

Science (5 Lessons)

Art (1 Lesson)

Citizenship (1 Lesson)

Drama (1 Lesson)

History / Geography (3 Lessons)

Music (1 Lesson)

PE (2 Lessons)

Spanish (2 Lessons)

Technology (1 Lesson)

Ethics (1 Lesson)

 

For further information about the Year 7 curriculum click here.

Year 8

English (6 Lessons)

Mathematics (6 Lessons)

Science (5 Lessons)

Art (1 Lesson)

Citizenship (1 Lesson)

Drama (1 Lesson)

History / Geography (3 Lessons)

Music (1 Lesson)

PE (2 Lessons)

Spanish (2 Lessons)

Technology (1 Lesson)

Ethics (1 Lesson)

For further information about the Year 8 curriculum click here.

Key Stage 4

Year 9, 10 & 11:

At the end of Year 8, students will choose their GCSE options. This will allow them to focus on the subjects which they both enjoy and have performed well at during their KS3 studies.

Key Stage 4 Students will all study:

English (Year 9 - 6 Lessons, Year 10 and 11 - 8 Lessons)
Mathematics (6 Lessons)
Science (6 Lessons)
Citizenship (2 Lesson)
PE (1 Lesson)

In addition, they will choose one subject from each of the following option blocks:

Option Block A (3 Lessons)

Geography

History

Spanish


Option Block B (3 Lessons)

Spanish

Art – Graphics

Art – Textiles

Health & Social Care

Music

Performing Arts

Sport

Travel & Tourism

 

Option Block C (3 Lessons)

Spanish

Art – Graphics

Art – Textiles

Health & Social Care

Music

Performing Arts

Sport

Travel & Tourism