Leeds City Academy



Technology is a subject that all students follow throughout years 7, 8 and 9. Students will visit the 5 key areas of food, graphics, product design, electronics and textiles in each academic year on a rotational basis. At the end of Y9, students can select to continue Design Technology course(s) at Level 2. KS4 students have 5 lessons over 2 weeks from year 10 until the end of Y11 for any area of technology they are studying.

Students, as Designers, achieving, enjoying, and reaching their true potential are at the heart of the Technology area at Leeds City Academy. We always encourage students to embrace a ‘Can do’ attitude which helps to create a positive ethos. A combination of enthusiastic students who take pride in the work that they produce and teachers passionate about their subject specialist areas underpins high quality learning and results in our creative subjects. We currently offer GCSE Design and Technology Textiles, GCSE Design and Technology Wood (Edexcel) and Hospitality & Catering (WJEC) at KS4.


Course Delivered

  • Level 2 Food and Cookery (NCFE V Cert)

  • Level 2 Craft (NCFE V Cert) 


Term by Term Subject Content


Year 7 Units
  • Rotation 1
    • Textiles:
      • African inspired cushions – Design, make, evaluate.
  • Rotation 2
    • Product Design:
      • Block Bots - Design, make and evaluate own product.
  • Rotation 3:
    • Food Technology:
      • Basic food safety and hygiene and Dietary requirements.
  • Rotation 4:
    • Graphics:
      • Pop-up Cards – Analyse, research and respond with accuracy.
Year 8 Units
  • Rotation 1:
    • Textiles:
      • Safety bags - Designs for schoolchildren.
  • Rotation 2:
    • Food:
      • The Culture Kitchen - Safety and hygiene recall. Practical cooking skills.
  • Rotation 3
    • Product Design (Electronics):
      • Steady Hand Game. The introduction of electronics. Health & Safety recall. Building practical skills
Year 9 Units
  • Rotation 1
    • Textiles:
      • Upcycled/ Recycled pencil case
  • Rotation 2:
    • Food:
      • Nutrition and application
  • Rotation 3
    • Product Design:
      • Sustainability, positive and negative effects on the environment.


Technology: Hospitality & Catering


Year 10 Units

Unit 1

  •  LO1
    • Understand the environment in which hospitality and catering providers operate
  • LO2
    • Understand how hospitality and catering provisions operate
  • LO3
    • Understand how hospitality and catering provision meets health and safety requirements
  • LO4
    • Know how food can cause ill health
  • LO5
    • Be able to propose a hospitality and catering provision to meet specific requirements
Year 11 Units

Unit 2

  • LO1
    • Understand the importance of nutrition when planning menus.
  • LO2
    • Understand menu planning.
  • LO3
    • Be able to cook dishes.


Technology: Textiles

Year 10 Units
  • Material categories and properties
  • E-Textiles project
  • Product project
Year 11 Units
  • Component 2 - NEA Tasks
    • Investigate
    • Design
    • Make
    • Evaludate

For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Catherine Byfield (Active and Design subjects )