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For the first three years at Manchester Communication Academy, students study an ambitious, broad and balanced KS3 curriculum.

As they come towards the end of year 9, students need to make choices about the subjects they would like to study in year 10 and year 11 and are likely to excel in during their final GCSE/BTEC examinations. At MCA, we support all students throughout year 9 to make informed decisions about their KS4 course choices ensuring the child is at the heart of the decision.

In the Spring term of 2024, the options process for year 9 students is as follows:

  • Options booklets given out to students at the start of the spring term, 2024. You should read carefully the information in the booklet.

  • Options assemblies for Year 9 students during the week beginning 22nd January.

  • KS4 Information Evening, Wednesday 31st January, 4:30pm – 7:00pm, for Year 9 students and their parents/carers. During this event, you can talk to your class teachers about the subjects they are offering. You can discuss whether or not the course is suitable for you, find out about the type of work you will need to do or get answers to any other questions you may have. It is really important that you and your parents/carers attend this event as it will help you to make informed decisions.

  • Student one-to-one meetings with a senior leader on Tuesday 5th March. The Senior Leader will guide you through the process of choosing your options and talk through any concerns you may have. You need to bring your completed options form to this meeting. The options form is on page 7 of this booklet.

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