At PACA all students follow a broad curriculum in Years 7 and 8, this includes English, Maths, Science, Art, PA, Music, Geography, History, Languages, STEM, computing, PSHE and PE.
In Year 9 students, along with parents/carers and the academy are able to choose a Humanities Options.
At the end of year 9 students choose further options which they study for GCSE. Students in year 10 typically study either 8 or 9 GCSE’s.
Learning experiences are organised into 3 different learning pathways. Each learning pathway caters for a different skill set. Students are directed to a pathway by the academy and there may be choices available within a pathway.
We ensure that students and parents/carers are actively engaged in the process in order to match their ambitions with the recommendations of the academy.
Choosing your Options for Year 10 is very important and it sets you on a path to Sixth Form and beyond. For more information on this process click here
In Year 11 you will need to decide what pathway you want to follow after your GCSEs. Most students at PACA decide to move into the Sixth Form but you can read more here
In Year 11 you will need to decide what pathway you want to follow after your GCSEs.
Most students at PACA decide to move into the Sixth Form. We have a fantastic Sixth Form on site and you can find out about it from the Sixth Form section on this website. We offer a broad range of academic and vocational subjects in addition to some specialist Sixth Form academies in Digital Media, Science, Cricket, Dance and Football.
There are other Sixth Form colleges in Brighton and Hove, some attached to schools and some standalone, offering a range of different types of courses.
We recommend that you go to the Open Evenings in the Autumn term, have a look round the facilities, meet the teachers and decide with your Parents/Carers and the Academy which route is best going to meet your future ambitions.
If you decide to join PACA Sixth Form , as an existing student, you will definitely be offered a place.
Some students decide they want to move into an apprenticeship or some other form of vocational training where you are partly in employment and partly still in education or training. The careers guidance team at the Academy will be able to help you apply for the right placement for you.