Our recent departmental meeting was dedicated to planning for the 'new terminal exam' KS4. We're currently doing modular and clearly have to rethink how we're going to change things. After a while we talked about our choice for the final exam - as we understand it pupils can either sit three 'modular' exams at the end of the course or two 'linear' exams. While we don't think this choice will in any way dictate how we deliver the course throughout yrs 10 and 11, it struck us that the 'modular' option was preferable in many ways - slightly shorter exams (we're not convinced some of our pupils can concentrate for that long), specific topics for the 'non calculator paper', fewer topics to revise for each exam. The only downside seemed to be that they had to sit three exams instead of two. I was wondering what other people were thinking...?