Year 9 Options

Options for students starting Year 10 in September 2018

The options process for Year 9 students, who will be sitting their GCSEs in 2020, starts on Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Here you, and your parents/guardians will have the opportunity to explore the different courses being offered at Key Stage 4, and speak with members of staff about the courses their subjects are offering.

Our aim at The Eastbourne Academy is to provide you with a broad, balanced curriculum that still allows flexibility for personalised learning. As a result, there will be aspects of learning that are compulsory for all students, alongside a wide range of choices to suit your strengths and needs.

The compulsory parts of the curriculum include subjects that provide essential life skills and prepare for lifelong learning and those that form statutory (compulsory by law) aspects of learning. These are:

• English
• Maths
• Science
• SPHERE (social, personal, health, economic and religious education)
• Core PE

In all of these subjects, except SPHERE and core PE, students will take accredited examinations that will assess the learning undertaken.


Option Booklet

PDF icon Optional Booklet 2018


Option Pathways

Web icon Option Pathway A

Web icon Option Pathway B

Web icon Option Pathway C