Curriculum Overview

The aims of our curriculum are:

  • To provide a balanced, accessible and relevant range of learning experiences
  • To know our students - their strengths, interests and needs – and use this knowledge to make the best possible personalised offer to them
  • To develop our students as learners and as people such that they are confident and able to secure and sustain positive, meaningful and relevant post 16 destinations
  • To provide our students with the most up to date information, advice and guidance on opportunities that they will have after leaving


    The Key Stage 4 Offer

    In developing our Key Stage 4 curriculum, our main aim has been to maximise the chances that, after they have left us, our students will engage positively in education, employment or training. Having been assessed as part of their induction, our students will find themselves on a pathway that is either vocational or academic or a combination of the two.

    There are four key elements to our KS4 curriculum:

  • Literacy and Numeracy: we place great emphasis on these in all subject areas and, for some, targeted intervention is also applied. Mathematics and English occupy a large part of the timetable.
  • Qualifications: all courses taught are accredited. LEAP has consistently been one of the best performing PRUs in London where qualifications are concerned. As well as English and Maths at GCSE or Functional Skills, a broad range of vocational and academic qualifications is available. All of these the qualifications we offer are fully recognised in education and industry and we have sought to offer practical courses that reflect the local job market. We have fully equipped practical resources including a bicycle workshop, a teaching kitchen, a digital music suite and more.
  • Information, Advice and Guidance: as well as forming a large part of the Achieve course, we go to great lengths to help our students to find the right post 16 destinations, ones that they can access and sustain and that they will enjoy. More than that, we now stay in touch with all our leavers for the whole of their first year in post 16, tracking their progress and supporting them when needed.

List of qualifications sat at LEAP 2023-24

Subject  Exam Board Course Name Unit Code
English AQA English Language GCSE 8700
Edexcel  English Literature GCSE 8702 nm
Edexcel Functional Skill English CHLY8 (Entry Level 1), CHLY9 (Entry Level 2), CHLZ1 (Entry Level 3), CHLZ2 (Level 1), CHLZ3 (Level 2)
Maths Edexcel  GCSE maths 1MA1 (higher or foundation)
Edexcel Functional Skill Maths CHLY3 (Entry Level 1), CHLY4 (Entry Level 2), CHLY5 (Entry Level 3), CHLY6 (Level 1), CHLY7 (Level 2)
Business Eduqas GCSE Business 603/0305/0
Edexcel  BTEC Level 1 Award in Business Administration 500/4992/6
Art Edexcel  GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art/ BTEC Art 1FA0
Child Care OCR Cambridge Nationals  Child Development Level1/2 J818 - (R018, R019 & R020)
Music Rock School Award for Music Practitioners, Level 1 and Level 2 N/A
HSC OCR Cambridge Nationals  Health and Social Care Level 1/2  J801 - (R021 &R022A)
PE Edexcel  BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport QN: 600/4779/3
ICT TLM Ingots Certificate in Open Systems and Enterprise 6006688X
Edexcel  IGCSE ICT 4IT1
Citzenship AQA GCSE Citzenship Studies 8100
Science Edexcel  GCSE Single Science 4SS0
Food Tech Edexcel  Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Home Cooking Skills (QCF) QN: 500/8084/2
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Home Cooking Skills​ QN: 500/8020/9
Motorbike Engineering Edexcel  Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award  
Construction BTEC L1 Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award  
Business Admin Edexcel  Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award  
Music Technology Edexcel  Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Music Technology  




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