OFQUAL today have announced that all GCSE assessment will be linear. This applies to 2 year courses starting september 2012. I owe DM a fiver. However students can still sit the exam at the end of the course (which does not have to be Y11), so early entry is still possible, but they just have to do a linear exam. It was inevitable after looking at the consultation, regardless of what was said they were still going to press ahead with what Gove wanted. I genuinley believe this is a step backwards for maths, considering we have had a modular alternative from the very early years of GCSE - but Mr Gove knows best.