Student Isabel Fitzgerald at The JCB Academy

GCSE Results – Isabel Fitzgerald

One of the top performing learners at The JCB Academy was Isabel Fitzgerald from Hilton in Derby, who gained an impressive eight GCSEs: seven A*s and one A. Isabel also gained an OCR level 2 distinction* and two OCR level 2 merits in the engineering related subjects. A delighted Isabel said: “I’m so happy with my results, they’re so much …

Student Oliver Morgan at The JCB Academy

GCSE Results – Oliver Morgan

Another top performing learner from The JCB Academy was Oliver Morgan from Oakamoor, who also gained eight GCSEs: three A*s, four As and a B. Oliver also gained two OCR level 2 distinctions, one level 2 merit and a level 2 pass in the engineering related subjects. Oliver was over-joyed with his results, saying: “I’m extremely pleased with my results. …

Student Mitchell Stanley at The JCB Academy

GCSE Results Secure Apprenticeship Offers

Some of the learners’ results secured their apprenticeship offers. Mitchell Stanley from Stoke-on-Trent was beaming with joy after achieving better than expected grades which secured his apprenticeship offer at Orbital UK. Mitchell gained an A in business and a B in mathematics, science and both English literature and English language. There were other great apprenticeship achievements: Roy Lowes secured an …

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Sports Day – 2016

The sun was out and the spirits were high at this years academy sports day. Learners took part in a wide variety of competitive events and some light-hearted events; tug of war, egg and spoon race, long distance race, 100m sprint and long jump were featured.

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Engineering Careers

There is a huge variety of engineering careers available, these are just a few taken from Mechanical engineering This is the branch of engineering which deals with machines, mechanical systems and their design, construction, manufacture and maintenance.  Jobs in this area include mechanical engineer, automotive engineer and aerospace engineer. Chemical engineering Chemical engineers turn raw materials into stuff we …

Everything You Need to Know About Engineering

Are you a problem solver? Love to know how things work? Then a career in engineering could be for you. Watch this short video from Bath University which explains everything you need to know.

The JCB Academy Sixth Form Leavers Party

Sixth Form Leavers Party

Last night The JCB Academy Year 13’s had their leavers party. Learners began to arrive from 6:30pm. Once settled, a short speech by Head of Sixth Form, Paula Gwinnett (2nd from left on the below photo), who nearly held it together but let a few tears flow into the close. On the night there was hot food, a photo booth …

Year 11 Prom at The JCB Academy

Year 11’s Prom

On Weds 29th June it was our Year 11 Prom night. To see all of the photos from the evening please visit our Google Photos page at

Women Into Engineering at The JCB Academy

Women into Engineering

In June 2016 at The JCB Academy, it was our ‘Women into Engineering’ event where learners from across Staffordshire and Derbyshire come to the academy to participate in a variety of fun, informative and interactive engineering based challenges. The event is part of an initiative to encourage more women to take up careers in engineering. There were two fun challenges …

London Eye trip at The JCB Academy

Activity Week – London

Learners look to be having a great time in London as part of The JCB Academy’s activity week. Today they’ve visited the London Eye. The last time any of our learners went on the London Eye it was with Bosch and it was in the middle of the night when the attraction was closed. This was to show how the …