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.
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.
There are three 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.
- Progress pathway: this pathway is only available to a key group of students. This pathway will cover the core curriculum but will also have the opportunity for additional support in these subjects and a guided choice of option subject.
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.
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 1st April via SIMS online and email invites will be sent directly to students to enter their choices and parents/carers to confirm the choices that have been made.
Questions and Feedback
Please click here to provide feedback on our online options event and to ask any further questions that you may have.