Leeds East Academy


Curriculum Overview 

Curriculum at Leeds East Academy

Curriculum Intent Statement

At Leeds East Academy we offer a broad, knowledge rich, aspirational and values driven curriculum which is responsive to the needs of the community it serves and designed to empower all pupils to thrive academically, personally and culturally. 

A key element of the curriculum will focus on developing a love of learning in all young people by offering a creative and experiential experience. This will be achieved through a clear curriculum rationale, strong curriculum design and dynamic teaching.  Lessons are delivered by passionate subject experts who sequence learning so that new content links with and builds on prior knowledge. 

Lessons are characterised by consistently high expectations, challenge and support for all pupils.  The development of literacy is embedded across the curriculum through a unified approach to reading, and oracy.  We expect pupils to read widely, articulate understanding and opinions confidently and use core subject terminology fluently. 

The Key Stage 3 curriculum at Leeds East Academy is innovative and precisely designed to transition your child from Key Stage 2 to success in the rigorous assessment of the new 9 -1 GCSEs. 

In Key Stage 3 pupils study English (Language and Literature), Maths, Science, History, Geography, Spanish, Citizenship, Computing, Art and Design, Drama, Music and PE. The broad curriculum offers pupils the opportunity to develop new passions and interests and provides them with a wide range of skills.  The variety is designed to enable pupils to make informed choices when it comes to choosing subjects to study in more depth during Key Stage 4.     

The end of Year 9 marks an exciting time in the Academy where pupils select their GCSE options and begin their KS4 journey. Pupils benefit from being able to choose from a wide range of subjects that have a multitude of career options. At KS4, pupils will choose three option subjects to sit alongside their core subjects. The offer is highly personalised to ensure all pupils achieve exceptional outcomes. No matter what subjects pupils decide to choose, they will be well supported throughout their journey with world class teaching and the very best educational support available. 

As a pupil here you will benefit from an engaging curriculum and smaller than average class sizes (The average class size at Leeds East in September 2021 was 23 pupils). This ensures that the delivery of our curriculum is highly personalised and focuses on the needs of each individual pupil, so they make excellent progress over time. 

All classrooms in the Academy are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive SMART boards to support and engage pupils with their learning. Cutting edge classroom technology will provide pupils with access to a wealth of educational resources, creating an exciting and creative climate for learning. 

Curriculum Offer For KS3 & KS4






Year 7 & 8 KS3

Communication Enterprise Creativity
Citizenship & RE (1) Computer Science (1) Art (1)
English (4) Maths (4) PE (2)
Humanities (3) Science (4) Performing Arts (2)
MFL (2)





Year 9


Citizenship & RE (1) Maths (5) Art (1)
English (5) Science (5) PE (1)
History (2) Carousel programme Performing Arts (1)
Geography (2) Carousel programme
MFL (2)









Year 10 & Year 11 




Core Curriculum
English (5) Maths (5) Core PE (1)
Combined Science (5)
Option Subjects
Citizenship (3) Business Studies (3) Art (3)
Geography (3) Computer Science (3) Drama (3)
History (3) Health & Social Care (3) Music (3)
MFL - Spanish (3) Hospitality (3) Photography or graphics (3)
Religious Studies (3) Triple Science Sport (3)