Hi, My school has introduced 1 year GCSEs next year in certain subjects for Year 9. Most of the HOD that this effects are extremely skeptical but SLT are insistent it is the right move. The options are for the top 40% of Year 9 and in Humanities and MFL (Hist, Geog, Citizenship, Classic Civilizations & 4 languages, all with specialists). We are given 5 periods a week for 30 weeks which is 150 lessons, but the pace of the lessons and the lack of skills by the pupils may be disastrous. Has anyone done anything similar? Got any advice? Any general thoughts?