I'm sure that I've heard or read somewhere that students will no longer be able to get any lower than a C in their GCSE's soon and that students who are below this grade should be doing functional skills instead? Have I dreamt this? Also, out of interest, how many of you offer functional skills instead of GCSE? Is this something that's becoming more popular in secondary schools? If anyone does offer this, are you finding an increase in success rates and does this correlate to students enjoyment and confidence in the subject? Just thought it might be an interesting topic discussion given some of the other threads.