Leeds West Academy

Computing Year 7 next steps curriculum

Courses in ICT

Key Stage 4

  • GCSE Computing Science (OCR)
  • GCSE Applied Business (OCR)
  • BTEC Information & Creative
  • Technology Level 2 Award
  • BTEC Business - Level 2 Award

Key Stage 5

  • Cambridge Technical Business Level 3

  • Cambridge Technical ICT Level 3

  • BTEC Business Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

  • BTEC IT Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Term By Term Schemes of Work

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For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Luke Pollard (Head of ICT)

Link to whole curriculum overview >>


As one of the most rapidly changing subjects, ICT is the study of technology and systems that dominate our personal and working lives.

As mobile phones become as powerful as laptops, and as the generation of social media, we believe that it is our responsibility to prepare all students at the school for a vibrant and exciting digital world.  Students have the opportunity to develop a critical approach to both systems and software, through academic and vocational routes.  The innovative curriculum at LWA has been specifically designed to nurture a passion for technology and provide our students skills applicable in each and every career path.

We are one of the most well equipped ICT departments in Leeds, an impressive suite of dedicated ICT rooms, green screen studio and Apple Mac suites.  The spacious and well-resourced suites are open to students outside of lessons, with specific support during afternoon sessions and Gaming/Computing Enrichment Programmes. At Leeds West Academy, we deliver courses tailored to our student’s needs; each course is linked to a real life organisation, who will host students and contextualise the course content to demonstrate the application of skills and theory within the subject.