Curriculum – Y9

Learners at The JCB Academy work in teams tackling engineering and business problems. These units of work last several weeks and they cover content of the engineering and business qualifications.

The Y9 curriculum is made up of:

  • Business
  • Engineering Design & Manufacture (OCR Level 2)
  • English Language (GCSE)
  • English Literature (GCSE)
  • Financial Education (LIBF Level 2)
  • Mathematics (GCSE)
  • Physical Education (non-examined)
  • Practical Skills (non-examined)
  • Science – either combined (two GCSEs) or single (three GCSEs)

The majority of options commence at the start of Y10, however learners joining in Y9 can choose a language or additional practical skills:

  • French (GCSE)
  • German (GCSE)
  • Spanish (GCSE)
  • Practical Skills (non-examined)

In addition, all year 9 learners will undertake:

  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship
  • Enterprise Education
  • Religious Education
  • Personal, Health and Social Education

For further details on the KS4 curriculum please contact the admissions team at