In previous years our school has run science plus for our low ability cohort in Y9 & 10 and then moved on to a science core GCSE in Y11. This has worked well with children with a variety of needs. I will never forget a mother being so happy her daughter had a GCSE at results day. It was a grade F, but with her having Downs she was over the moon. With double science the new GCSE it seems this path is blocked. The material needed to recall for two GCSEs and the exam hours make it unsuitable. We can do the entry level course and leave it at that, but previously the students were pleased to be doing a GCSE like their peers, and i would like to continue with that. An alternative is to do entry level and then try say a single GCSE or an iGCSE in one science such as Biology, I assume i am allowed to do this as we will have taught the PoS through the entry level. I also assume that the single GCSE could count in the "other" bucket for P8 In the end performance measures are not the drivers, but rather a success curriculum for our students. Has anyone got a plan or any comments on this conundrum?