Apologies if this is a stupid question. I know that year 10s starting GCSEs this September will have to sit all of their assessment in maths in June 2014 as no resits, retakes or modular assessments are allowed. However, what my school likes to do is put students in for Foundation at the end of year 10, then either resit Foundation or Higher in year 11, depending on whether they get a C or not. Do the new rules allow for this? OCR's explanation isn't 100% clear and I thought maybe if they are sitting different tiers retakes would be allowed. I am hoping that this puts paid to this awful scheme and that teachers will have to decide what course a child follows at the start of the GCSE, then the teacher can make a more informed decision about Higher/Foundation in preparation for sitting the exam in Summer of Year 11. Many thanks.