The aim in Science is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage with new ideas and concepts through exploring what interests them and understanding the natural phenomenon.

Core to our approach is the idea that students should be able to learn through practical experiences, investigation and build on prior knowledge. Topics are ordered to encourage students to think about this prior knowledge, building into a coherent and in-depth understanding of Science principles. Students are encouraged to engage in the process of Science through investigation, models and theories. They are taught how Science influences the world around them and how it will shape their lives and futures.

Science has a range of equipment and resources to help enrich lessons from Year 7 to Year 11. We have 5 fully equipped laboratories, 4 teaching rooms and two science technicians ensuring that students are supported in lessons to achieve excellence. We currently offer AQA GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy) and AQA GCSE Triple Science at Key Stage 4.

Course Delivered

  • GCSE Combined Science (AQA)

  • GCSE Triple Science (AQA)


Term by Term Subject Content

The Science curriculum at Leeds City Academy is arranged into a spiral where prior knowledge is revisited and built upon, to develop both breadth and depth of understanding.


 For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Peter Hoskins (Subject Leader for Science)