Qurtuba Islamic Academy is a private Muslim School. The curriculum is broadly governed by the Department of Education CAPS Policy. Learners will write the National Senior Certificate Examination in Grade 12, being the public examination, which for successful candidates, results in the awarding of a school-leaving certificate.
The school is fortunate to always be fully staffed with qualified Academic and Islamiyaat teachers. The policy on class sizes is to limit these to a maximum of twenty-five pupils, although in senior classes there will generally be fewer than this number. Subject choices will also be a determinant for the class size.
The aim of the school is to pursue a high standard and to extend pupils academically. Research Assignments and tasks are set within most subjects. A number of subject departments undertake day excursions to enhance understanding and knowledge of the subject.
The management of the academic programme is the responsibility of the Principal and the Head of the Islamic Studies department. Subject, Phase and Management meetings are held on a weekly basis with the Principal and the Head of Islamic Studies.