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