We had an ESOL girl join us in year 10 and got an A* Maths in y10. Now in year 11 she is about to take a limited set of GCSEs. I can't go into the specifics as you can appreciate but she has acute language difficulties and will NOT be taking ENGLISH Lang or Lit GCSE in June this year i.e. in a few weeks time. Can someone please give the definitive answer to these 3 simple questions (we've given up with the Dfes!).... 1, Will the absence of English Lang and Lit mean her other GCSEs will not count towards our performance tables? 2. If not, will the points score still count? 3. If she DID enter Eng Lang and got a 'U' grade say - would this make any difference? Thank you!