Our curriculum at the Jewellery Quarter Academy is designed for our students to maximise their attainment.  We aim is to ensure they are ready for the next step in their education and the world of work. The curriculum is underpinned by an understanding that it is important that we develop our students to become responsible respectful ,confident, independent young people able to make a positive contribution to society.

The curriculum provides an innovative exciting learning experience for all of our students and has been planned to ensure they are all challenged throughout their time with us.

The main principles of the curriculum

The curriculum has been designed in order that:

  • Students have a personalised experience that inspires, motivates and challenges
  • Students literacy, numeracy and IT skills are constantly developed
  • Students experience a range of approaches to teaching and learning
  • British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect are consistently and regularly reinforced
  • Students understand the importance of making a contribution to communities
  • Students have the opportunity to work with different communities, business links and they experience educational visits
  • Students make informed and appropriate choices as regards to all aspects of their future


The curriculum has been designed in order that:

  • Students are challenged to achieve the highest grades possible in all subjects
  • Students develop their skills to be independent learners to prepare them for life in modern Britain
  • Students are skilled in literacy, numeracy and IT
  • Students have a range of choices for the next stages in their life
  • Students develop a set of moral values that allow them to make informed decisions about society and communities

Curriculum provision

For academic year 2018/2019 Jewellery Quarter Academy has included  1 hour every two weeks of a Creative Curriculum. This is in both key stages.

This is an opportunity for students to experience a non exam creative activity.

Recent academic research has demonstrated that giving students an opportunity within the curriculum to be creative has a positive impact on both their exam outcomes and mental health.


If you would like further information as regards the Jewellery Quarter Academy curriculum, please contact reception and explain the nature of your enquiry.

Reception will facilitate contact with the most appropriate member of staff.


Key Stage Three:

English (including additional literacy)



Physical Education

Religious Education


Design and Technology (Textiles & Food)







Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)


Key Stage Four:

There is a link to the guided choices 2018 handbook where applicable.

Core (All Students)

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Trilogy Science

Physical Education (non-exam)


BTEC Health & Social Care

BTEC Music

BTEC Performing Arts

BTEC Sport

BTEC Travel & Tourism



GCSE Arts, Crafts & Design.

GCSE Art & Design Textiles

GCSE Business Studies

GCSE Drama

GCSE French

GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition

GCSE Geography

GCSE History

GCSE Music


GCSE RE (Religious Education)


LIBF certificate in Financial Education

NCFE Food & Cooking


OCR National Business & Enterprise

OCR National Creative I-Media

OCR National Enterprise & Marketing

OCR National ICT

OCR National in Sport Science


If you wish to find out any further information about the curriculum followed at The Jewellery Quarter Academy then please contact Mrs I Islam via reception.