I am very interested to hear from teachers in schools where most students take a language at GCSE. Up until now in our school, most students did languages, but there was an option to remove the very weakest who would struggle (even more so now with CA). As Year 9 options approach we are meeting more resistance when we advise that some pupils really cannot cope with the speaking and writing aspects of the course. What does everyone else do? I would keep them but have to make sure that SLT realise that they will not stand a chance of a C grade. Help please, I would love to hear from you all.