Is any else concerned about the new linear specification? We teach units 1,2 and 5 for students to achieve the business and economics GCSE The new specification has the same exam for Unit 1 taken at the end of the course, which means we have to teach a particular unit to be assessed in a particular way (multiple choice) then teach a different unit to be assessed with written answers. I get the feeling that Edexcel have been a bit lazy and just pushed the exam to the end of the course rather than develop an assessment structure that teachers can work with. Has anyone created a plan that will successfully deliver unit 1 and 5 as well as practice the different assessments? Any idea I have had has been messy and confusing! I could merge a couple of topics, but they are assessed in different ways.