We've been told by our HoD that the government have said they won't be recognising GCSE English qualification from next year. Is this right? We're now having to teach the GCSE English Language course to some students who have a target of D/E and obvisouly the Literature GCSE alongside it. The only class who is studying the English GCSE are the two bottom set 5s. There seems to be the suggestion that the Lit doesn't really matter - it's the English Language that they need, but with so much to include for the Lit there's no way there will be time to push those D candidates who could to a C and cover everything needed. It's hard enough trying to fit it all in with higher ability students! Is this what everyone else is doing? Really beginning to stress over it all.