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Year 8 Options 2020

You will be choosing your GCSEs ready for the beginning of Year 9 to ensure that Year 9 can be a transition year between Keystages 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 3 pathways:


Students selected for this pathway will study the full suite of English Baccalaureate subjects. This pathway is for our higher ability students but can also be chosen by students selected for the General pathway. Within this pathway, community languages will be offered as an extra curricular option.


Students in this pathway may choose to study the full suite of English Baccalaureate subjects, or may choose to take Religious Education and one of the English Baccalaureate subjects.


Students on this pathway are being supported by the provision of a Curriculum Support Programme to maximise their attainment across their other subject choices.


1)  All students will study the core programme:

2)  EBacc choice:

  • Asset pathway: You will study MFL and choose between History and Geography. CL will be offered as an extra-curricular option.
  • General Pathway: You will study a language and History or Geography or you can choose RE instead of one of these.
  • Support Pathway: You will choose 2 different subjects, one from each column in the table below.
Subject 1 Subject 2





MFL (French/German/Spanish)


3)  All students will choose 2 of the following subjects:

3D Design / Art / Graphics / Textiles Media
Business Photography
Computing / IMedia Sociology
Hospitality & Catering Sport
Health & Social Care  

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

Options Leaflet 2020

Please click on the link below to view the Options Letter sent to Parents.

Options Letter - March 2020