Hello, I'm a new HoF in a school that produces outstanding Maths results and reasonable English results. I'm under a great deal of pressure to close the gap (aren't we all?!). Following a recent visit from a rather unhelpful AQA person, I'm wondering if I should switch from the current GCSE Combined Lang/Lit to single award Lang and single award Lit for our current year 9s? My thinking being that I can withdraw students from Lit if necessary to focus on Lang. The AQA lady couldn't clarify this for me, any advice would be gratefully received - along with any other tips for new HOFs!