Leeds West Academy

Technology Year 7 next steps curriculum

Courses in Technology and WRL

Key Stage 4

  • ASDAN Level 2 COPE Wider Key Skills
  • BTEC Level 2 First Award in Art and Design
  • BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Level 2 Children's play, Learning & Development
  • NCFE VCERT Level 2 in Food & Cookery
  • NCFE V-Cert Hair & Beauty - Level 2 certificate Creative Craft
  • GCSE Design & Technology: Food Technology (AQA)
  • GCSE Design & Technology: Resistant Materials (AQA)
  • GCSE Design & Technology: Textiles Technology (AQA)
  • GCSE Expressive Arts(Edexcel)
  • GCSE Expressive Arts (OCR)
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition(AQA)
  • NCFE VCERT Level 1/2 certificate in Engineering studies(Construction)

Key Stage 5

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended certificate in Health and Social Care- EDEXCEL (NQF)

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care- EDEXCEL (NQF)

  • BTEC Level 3 Sub Dip Health & Social Care-EDEXCEL (QCF)

  • BTEC Level 3 Sub Dip Production Arts(Costume) – EDEXCEL

  • BTEC Level 3 Art and Design (costume)

  • VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Woman's Hairdressing (QCF)

  • VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies.

Term By Term Schemes of Work


Art & Design (Year 10)


Art & Design (Year 11)


Children's play, learning & development






Food technology


Food & Cookery


Hair & Beauty


Resistant Materials



For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Janie Jenning (Head of Technology and Work Related Learning)

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Technology and Work Related Learning

The Design Technology and WRL learning area is a friendly and positive environment, where all the students are expected to work hard and achieve their best. Design Technology encompasses a diverse field of subjects, ranging from Construction to Food Technology and Textiles. High standards are encouraged across the area and all our learners are supported by enthusiastic and positive staff to enable them to achieve their very best. Emphasis is on all the students’ individual needs which enables us to equip them with the knowledge and skills to be successful in all areas of learning.

To encourage students to achieve their full potential we provide vocational and practical based subjects. These subjects offer the opportunity to take part in many outside activities and use a variety of ICT software and CAD/CAM manufacture. The ‘Fashion Show’ trip is one such event which encourages innovative KS4 fashion designers to achieve success in garment making and allows them to show their successes in an end of year Fashion Show.

As most students are taught in a similar ability group, this gives the opportunity to offer a broad programme of studies that includes GCE, GCSE, BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 courses in KS4 and KS5. Based on the success of this we are now offering a GCSE short course and ELC in Design Technology in KS3 (Year 9) to promote and encourage students to thrive in innovation and design.