I may have recently retired but I still have butterflies about the forthcoming MFL GCSE results of the last class of students I taught this year .Perhaps it has something to do with my sudden inability to predict what grades my students will get.The past two years the controlled assessments grades given by OCR have developed a life of their own,they have born little relation to what I had awarded the students.35 years of teaching experience and exam courses attended etc seem to mean nothing anymore. I just hope there has not been any `political` interference and pressure put on exam boards to bring down the pass rate to the one the government ( Gove et al ) would prefer to see to prove GCSE exams are now more demanding .My cynicism about this is just one of the reasons I opted for early retirement .The `game` feels rigged !!! Except it is not a `game` for the thousands of teachers and students who have given their all in preparing for these examinations.Good luck to all MFL students and teachers this week May the force be with us !!!