The thing you've missed is that you're quoting the old specs where a big and small unit got a GCSE equivalent. For the 2010 curriculum whichwas passed last year you need to do three units with 100 GLH of work. In reality you're looking at about 120 GLH, or 2 hours per week from Yr10 through to the end of Yr11, the same as ANY GCSE course. We look to push our kids harder, and as such are doing Unit 8 (Tech Innovation & E-commerce) along side Unit 6 (spreadsheets) and Unit 4 (multimedia product). These three units lead nicely into our Edexcel AS and A2 course so we're not having to start at ground zero with them. Our OCR moderator changed this year as well. Previously we had a business studies teacher, but now we have an actual ICT teacher who is pushing us harder to produce higher quality work (mind you, we swopped the one chosen for us, who thought we were the other school in our town, and stated that he would have to be at our place for 2 days, and that he didn't hold much hope for any of our kids passing seeing what he saw previously - kicked up a bit of a fuss on that one). So the moral is it CAN be a good course, but I also know it is there mainly as a way to boost point scores.