Curriculum information

Curriculum Statement

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which enables each and every student to pursue academic and personal excellence. Our students will develop the academic and vocational knowledge, skills and understanding that will stimulate and challenge them to thrive and be successful at LEA and give them a solid platform to pursue their goals at college, university and in the work place.

There are two key drivers that form the backbone of our curriculum with each being built around the two most significant areas of need for our children and our community: Academic and Character.

The academic curriculum inspires and challenges all pupils empowering them through the acquisition of powerful knowledge and skills. Through this pupils are encouraged to aim high and continue their studies or training at the best universities or a credible alternative.

The character curriculum develops the academy core values of respect, responsibility and resilience. Pupils are encouraged to show due regard for the rights, feelings and wishes or others. They are also immersed in rich and varied opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Academic Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 and 9

Pupils are taught a breadth of subjects in line with Ofsted expectations. 

These include:

English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, PSHE/Citizenship, History, Geography, one Modern Foreign Language (Spanish), Art and Design Technology, Music, Drama, Information Communication Technology, Physical Education and Enterprise.

Enrichment

Key Stage 3 pupils follow an exciting STEAM focused enrichment programme design to foster learning through fun investigatory, artistic, creative and problem solving projects that enable Year 7 to work towards a CREST Discover award and Year 8 and 9 a CREST Bronze award.  With pupils selecting a project each term, current projects include:

  • How do they make movies?
  • Is there witchcraft and wizardry in the real world?
  • How could we augment ourselves?
  • Could you survive on a desert island?
  • Can you survive a zombie apocalypse?
  • How can we enhance sporting performance?
  • Movie music
  • Designing a game controller
  • Insulating fabrics
  • Make your own animation
  • Make your own toothpaste
  • Revealing fingerprints
  • The perfect cup of tea

Academic and Vocational Key Stage 4 - Years 10 and 11

Pupils are taught a breadth of subjects in line with Ofsted expectations.

We ensure our pupils study a breadth of subjects across a range of qualifications including GCSE and BTEC. All Key Stage 4 pupils also follow a CORE curriculum which includes, supports entry to EBacc:

  • GCSE English Language and English Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Science, including Trilogy Science
  • GCSE Spanish
  • GCSE Religious Studies
  • Core  Physical Education

Pupils can then choose 2 from the following optional subjects menu:

  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Sociology
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE Economics
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Computing
  • BTEC Art and Design Practice
  • BTEC Business Enterprise
  • BTEC Health and Social Care
  • BTEC Sport
  • EDUQAS Level 2 Hospitality and Catering

Pupils also have the option, through additional provision, to study for an Asset language including, for example:

  • Arabic, Bangla, Italian, French

The school reserves the right to offer identified pupils a reduced GCSE profile in considered circumstances to support overall achievement. 

Character Curriculum - Cross Key Stage

Pupils benefit from accessing a range of additional learning experiences from the following profile:

  • After School Enrichment Classes
  • Key Stage 4 Saturday School
  • Career Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Year Events
  • Pupil leaders (inc sports leaders)
  • Compulsory work experience
  • Masterclasses/open days
  • Post-16 College visits and presentations
  • Year 11 Aim Higher
  • Mock Interview Days
  • Educational Trips
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme
  • Debate Mate
  • Princes Trust Programme
  • Charity Work incl. House Charity events such as Children in Need and the ‘sleep out’
  • Whole school sports day and alternative sports day
  • World book day
  • End of Year 11 celebration events; prom and educational visits
  • Residential Trip to Spain
  • Residential for Year 7 – Bushcraft
  • Residential for Year 9 - Kingswood

Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum (SRE)

LEA aims to fulfil the statutory requirements on Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) laid down by the government. It builds on the good practice exemplified by the PSHE Association and guidance from OFSTED.
The school fulfils its mandatory requirement for all students to cover the content relating to anatomy, puberty and biological aspects of human reproduction. As part of our Science programme these topics are raised in order for sensitive issues and questions to be discussed. Information about sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS is part of the PSHE and Citizenship entitlement. The school also uses external providers to deliver SRE during a drop down day in term 3. Our staff supervise these sessions in addition to the external providers.

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London Enterprise Academy
Aneurin Bevan House
81-91 Commercial Road
London
E1 1RD

Telephone: 0207 426 0746

Email: info@londonenterpriseacademy.org

Transport Routes

Bus routes – D3, 15, 40, 115, 135, 25, 205, 254,100

DLR to Shadwell or overground

Underground to Aldgate East or Whitechapel