Curriculum Intention: At JQA we aim for an aspirational curriculum which delivers a quality CORE education that provides a broad range of opportunities to learn and achieve as well as developing a depth of character around our shared values:
Collaboration – we will emphasise collaborative ways of working and be outward-facing, giving students opportunities to participate in a wide range of opportunities through our partnerships with local and national organisations.
Opportunity – our curriculum will provide deep learning that accelerates our students’ understanding of the world around them. We will equip our students with ambition and aspirations so that they become happy and successful members of society. Our curriculum will enable students to gain a range of qualifications that facilitate their next steps and give them opportunities to succeed in their future employment.
Respect – our curriculum will emphasise and be grounded in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We will expose our students to a wide range of cultural experiences, promote British Values and celebrate diversity.
Excellence – we will challenge all students to be the best that they can be. Our curriculum will provide students with the knowledge that they need to be successful and equip them with the skills to retain and apply that knowledge effectively. We will design our curriculum to ensure that knowledge is transferred into students’ long-term memories, building both retrieval strength and storage strength through overlearning and repetition.
Curriculum Groupings and Pathways
Our focus is on breadth of curriculum and on providing all students, regardless of their prior attainment, with many opportunities to acquire knowledge, master skills, and to develop into well-rounded individuals, who can make informed choices about all aspects of their lives. We have begun to make fundamental changes to our curriculum to ensure this, however this work is far from complete and our curriculum, and curriculum planning, continue to evolve. We operate a two-week timetable.
In Key Stage Three students will study:
In Key Stage Four students will study:
Core (all students)
Options (selected through our guided choices process)
If you would like to find out any further information about the curriculum at Jewellery Quarter Academy, then please contact Mr Barton via Reception or at [email protected]