This is the text of a letter I want to send to my local newspaper. I don’t know if the Governors will support it but I would like to ask them to:
Over the last two years we have changed our curriculum in Years 10 and 11 to allow students to take their Maths and English GCSE exams at the end of Year 10 and then again at the end of Year 11. We chose to do this because giving students two opportunities at these important qualifications gives them the best chance of achieving the best grade they can. Those students who do very well at the end of Year 10 can progress on to more advanced courses such as GCSE statistics or even begin their A-Level courses in Year 11. Our plans are about raising attainment and increasing progression.