Leeds West Academy

Geography Year 7 next steps curriculum

History Year 7 next steps curriculum

Courses in Humanities

Key Stage 4

  • GCSE History(WJEC) 
  • GCSE Geography(AQA)
  • GSCE Geography(AQA)


Key Stage 5

  • A Level History (AQA)
  • A Level Geography(EdExcel)


Term By Term Schemes of Work

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Geography GCSE


Humanities KS3



For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O James Rand (Head of Humanities)

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History at Leeds West Academy – the department's aims and values:

At Leeds West Academy we know students enjoy the study of History and we are passionate about offering a dynamic curriculum that enhances our students' understanding of the world they see around them.

Our five key aims are:

  • To fuel and ignite student passion for history; the challenge, the wonder and the excitement
  • To encourage open, enquiring minds to challenge their and others' opinions bravely
  • To use the study of history as a powerful vehicle for transferable skill development
  • To use historical enquiries to develop independent learning
  • To help students make good progress and gain external accreditation in History


Geography at Leeds West Academy – the departments' aims and values:

The geography department is an intellectually vibrant department at the forefront of innovative teaching and learning, both within the classroom and out in the field. We inspire students to think at a variety of scales from local to global, ultimately helping to shape the future world we live in. We do this by:

  • Appreciating geography in its widest context, interconnecting place, space, time and scale
  • Encouraging purposeful and independent enquiry
  • Stimulating a passion for highly motivated learning


Religious Education at Leeds West Academy - the department's aims and values:

In Religious Studies at Leeds West Academy we use different people’s ethics and values as a starting point for debate and discussion around inherently engaging issues like abortion, prejudice, animal rights and the legitimacy of war. Students enjoy RS lessons because it gives them an opportunity to reflect on the world around them, understanding more about the human condition and their relationship with themselves and with others. Ensuring good progress in RS is also a key priority for the team. We plan engaging lessons that also help students improve skills in essay writing, formal discussion and critical thinking.

All students are expected to succeed in GCSE Religious Studies, giving them an additional qualification to add to their CVs. Exam board details: AQA Route A. Unit 1 Religion and Life, Unit 2 Religion and Citizenship.