The long version: I have taught AQA B for several years (old and new specs) and now that Y13 completed yesterday, I am thinking about next year. Whilst I have really enjoyed teaching some of the texts/aspects (Hamlet, Othello etc.) I have been less enamoured by others. The students feel the same way. I have taken a quick look at OCR, Edexcel and Eduqas and like a few of their course outlines - how have others found these specs? Have you felt well-supported? There are only one set of mock papers available for the new AQA spec which has proved a little irksome. Short version: I never want to teach Tess of the D'Urbervilles again and, unless I teach Richard II, there is no alternative but to change specs. I have tried to stay positive teaching Tess for my students' sake but they complained and quite frankly I agree with them: I love Hardy's poetry; not so keen on the prose, though.