Leeds City Academy



At Leeds City Academy, our curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art. They will learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Students will experiment with a variety of artistic materials, techniques and processes whilst learning to communicate thought and meaning visually. As students’ progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of art and design.
At KS4 we offer both AQA GCSE Art, Craft & Design and BTEC Level 2 Art & Design.


Course Delivered

  • GCSE Art & Design (AQA)


Term by Term Subject Content 




Year 7 Units

  • European Art/ History
    • Cubist Art
      • Contextual studies.
  • World Cultures/History
    • African Art
      • Contextual studies
      • Cultural Studies


Year 8 Units

  • Aboriginal Art
  • Japan – Manga
  • Teesha Moore


Year 9 Units

  • OP Art Composition
  • OP Art Portrait
  • Zentangles

Year 10 Units

  • Cells
  • Fragments (Part 1)


Year 11 Units

  • Fragments
    • Mock Exam Project
  • Externally Set Assignment
    • Personal Project Based on a theme set by AQA.