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Year 8 Options 2021

You will be choosing your GCSEs ready for the beginning of Year 9 to ensure that Year 9 can be a transition year between Key Stages 3 & 4. The options process takes place during the Spring term in Year 8.

All students at Capital City Academy will be following one of 2 pathways:


Students selected for this pathway will study the full suite of English Baccalaureate subjects. This pathway is for our higher ability students and supports with applications to top universities. Students will then have one additional subject choice.


Students in this pathway will choose between a modern foreign language, geography or history. They will also be able to choose two additional subjects. At the end of year 10 some students will go on to study 3 separate sciences, while others will follow a curriculum support programme to enhance their grades in the core subjects.


1)  All students will study the core programme:

  • English Language & Literature
  • Maths
  • Science - leading to Combined Science GCSE or Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSEs. (This will be decided at the end of Year 9)
  • Core PE
  • Core Art
  • Core PSHE including RE

2)  EBacc choice:

3)  Students on the Ebacc Pathway will choose 1 of these subjects. Students on
the General pathway will choose 2 of these subjects.

Please click on the link below to view the Options Leaflet for Parents.

Options Leaflet 2021

Please view the Options Presentation Video for Parents below.