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Year 9 Options

Welcome to Year 9 Options.

At Seahaven Academy we design the school curriculum to provide a broad and balanced experience for all students, whatever their starting points, to enable them to achieve the success they deserve and open doors to future opportunities in education and the workplace.

We promote the highest expectations for all and pride ourselves on ensuring that Further and Higher Education can be accessible to all. We want students to feel confident and prepared when they make decisions about their next steps, having taken part in a range of careers education, information and guidance sessions and activities throughout their time at Seahaven Academy.

Options Evening will allow you to hear from members of teaching staff as they offer explanation and guidance on their subjects both on the evening and via video presentations that can be found on the school website.  There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions online through the “feedback and questions” form on the options webpage. These questions will be responded to in a frequently asked questions bulletin or by individual contact as appropriate.

Year 9 students have access in school to careers advice via their tutors, Pastoral Leaders, and Key Stage Directors and there are also resources available via Yes East Sussex (Youth Employability Service) who are offering online video support: https://www.community360.org.uk/

There are two main pathways available at Seahaven Academy, designed to meet the academic needs of all our students and to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is provided for everyone:

  • EBACC pathway: students study the core curriculum plus Geography or History, and also French at GCSE level. In addition, one other optional subject is chosen.
  • Attainment pathway: students study the core curriculum plus Geography or History. Most students will study French (if appropriate) and one other optional subject choice.


What do you have to study?

At Key Stage 4 it is compulsory for all students to study English, Mathematics, Science, PE, RS (Beliefs, Ethics and Philosophy), PSHE and Geography or History.

Every student will also be expected to study a Modern Foreign Language (French) if appropriate.

You can, if you wish, consider a reserve option that we can discuss should a foreign language not be appropriate for you.


Next steps: 

Click the links below to view videos and information about the core, expected and optional subjects presented by the head of each department.

Choices need to be submitted by Friday 15th April using the options form here


Questions and Feedback

Please click here to provide feedback on our online options event and to ask any further questions that you may have.


Core Subjects


Expected Subjects


Optional Subjects

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