I don't want to say which subject I teach for fear of identifying myself on here, but it's a faculty which is divided into several similar subjects and most of us teach at least 2 of them. Our subjects traditionally tend to get low numbers opting for them, but they have always run at both KS4 and 5 regardless of numbers. However this year we have been told that our subjects are not even being offered at A Level (even though some pupils were interested in taking them at options evening and were unhappy to be told they weren't running, because we would still only have small classes even if all of these pupils were doing it). It also appears that they may not run at GCSE if we don't get enough pupils opting for them. This would potentially leave us with our faculty teaching virtually nothing but KS3, apart from the current Y10 and Y12 classes as they go on to Y11 and Y13, and the year after the situation would obviously be even worse unless they are offered again. SLT have made it clear that this is a temporary situation and it will be reassessed next year depending how many pupils would be interested in going on to A Level, but as we only get small numbers at GCSE (currently around 15 in a Y10 class) it is highly unlikely that we would get enough opting for A Level for it to run. We are obviously unhappy about our subjects apparently being phased out - we feel that we do everything we can to promote them and to encourage pupils to take them, but it's clearly not having the desired effect and we really don't know what else we can do. Pupils tell us they enjoy our lessons, and they achieve their targets, but when it comes to choosing their GCSEs and A Levels they go for subjects that are perceived as being easier to get a good grade or more useful. We don't feel there is any conspiracy to deliberately phase us out, and SLT have been quite open and good about communication with us regarding the issues with uptake and the subjects not being offered, but nor are they particularly doing anything to encourage pupils to consider us for their options or to promote our faculty. The lack of GCSE and A Level means that we will obviously be significantly overstaffed as a faculty next year. We've been told that they will not be looking at redundancies, but that we may be timetabled to teach lessons outside our faculty. All of us are unhappy about this, particularly if it turns into an ongoing situation, and we are all considering leaving, but other than this, we like our school, we get on very well as a faculty and we don't know that the situation would be better elsewhere, so we feel a bit stuck! I don't really know what I'm looking for in posting here - maybe advice from someone who's been in this situation in the past, or just some sympathy so we know we're not alone!