over the past year i have been studying various techniques which will accelerate children through the examination process. moreover, my new strategy takes the beginner (yr7) to GCSE standard by easter yr9 with just 2 lessons per week in yr7 and 8, 3 per week in yr9. i have trialed the individual parts of the strategy with different classes - all with success. in september i am due to trial the entire 3-pronged approach with a group of middle abilty yr7s. i am very confident it will work but my HOD is very resistant (even though i have the head's full backing). i can't see the problem? what've we got to lose? last years results were as low as 28% - i joined in sep! if anyone would like any information about my 'approach' please post a message and i will email you the details.